I just installed a Hunter ceiling fan that came with a remote. It is a 3 wire fan, Lights, Fan and Common.
This is how I have it setup for remote control of both the lights and fan.
Wired up a GE zwave on/off switch wired to the lights of the fan.
Used the extra wire from the 14-3 to run a hot to the remote module in the fan to power it for the fan.
So I can remote zwave the lights, and RF remote the fan independently (will most likely get a Harmony Hub and remote the RF).
The fan came with 3 - 14 watt CFL (coil type) and I don’t really like them. Also with the On/Off there is no dim option.
I like the rocker style switch of the GE (have others in the house) but they do not make a current CFL/ LCD dimmer and want to keep the switches somewhat the same in the house.
I can go to HD and get a Levity DZMX1 that will dim the CFL or LCD but it is not a rocker switch.
My questions are…
- Is there a dimmer switch that is a rocker style that can dim CFL or LCD.
- If I do LCD it looks like I will only have 27 watts (3x9 w). Will a dimmer work?
- If the dimmer will not work with LCD any suggestions on CFL that are not the coil type?