Hi everyone, i’m hoping some of you electrical experts could chime in with your suggestions and advice.
To give you some background info, I purchased a Leviton DZS15 light switch a few days ago to replace the switch that controls my exterior porch soffit outlet. This outlet is intended to wire Christmas lights. I figured switching this to a smart switch would be a great solution as i could setup a schedule through smartthings to turn my Christmas lights on and off.
I wired it up last night and got it all paired up with smartthings and it works great (scheduled on/off works awesome).
I did notice though this evening when i got home and before the lights were scheduled to turn on that my christmas lights appeared to be on but very dim. I’d say 10-20% of the original power of when it actually turned on. I went in and check the switch and it was in fact off (turning the switch on put the christmas light on at 100%)
I’m wondering what would be causing the lights to be on (dim) even though it’s turned off.
The one thing i could think of is the switch does have a locator light at the bottom which lights up green when the switch is off. Could this small amount of power be triggering the LED christmas lights (which don’t use very much power) to turn on??
Any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated. If you’d like, I could show you how the switch was wired.
Any questions, please let me know.
Thanks in advance!