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My current bedroom switches

My current bedroom switches

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These are the switches currently controlling my bedroom lights (and a fan). The Lutron dimmer on the right controls 4 LED recessed can lights which are my main lights, but I never dim them. The Leviton fan/light combo switch controls the fan and the fan light. The issues with it are that it arcs badly and that the light only has dim, medium, and bright settings instead of a full range dimmer.

I plan to eventually replace the Lutron dimmer with a snap or mercury switch (preferably the latter) and I want to replace the fan/light switch with my Eagle duplex snap switch. When I move out I will take the vintage switches with me.

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Aug 18, 2019 at 09:08 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool! Did you paint the Decora plate yourself?

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Aug 18, 2019 at 09:11 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Cool! Did you paint the Decora plate yourself?

Yes I did like 3.5 years ago. I still haven't asked my parents about installing snap switches in there (and I forgot to mention: a brown art deco bakelite plate or a stainless steel plate too).

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Aug 24, 2019 at 09:16 AM Author: Fluorescent05
I ended up installing the snap switches. This is the picture.

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Aug 24, 2019 at 12:38 PM Author: Cole D.
I have a switch like that on the right in my room, except it's a 3 speed control for the ceiling fan. The little switch on mine is for a light on the fan, but I don't have one. Then on the left of the double plate there's a Decora switch for the light in my room.

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Aug 24, 2019 at 02:24 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I have a switch like that on the right in my room, except it's a 3 speed control for the ceiling fan. The little switch on mine is for a light on the fan, but I don't have one. Then on the left of the double plate there's a Decora switch for the light in my room.

Can you post a picture of it?

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Aug 24, 2019 at 04:12 PM Author: Cole D.

Can you post a picture of it?
Ok I took a picture.

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Aug 24, 2019 at 09:41 PM Author: xmaslightguy
ug. non-matched switches. that would bug me.

My bedroom just has 2 normal switches. One goes the room light (fluorescent), the other to an outlet. I'm thinking about upgrading the light from F40 to F32, and using dimmable ballasts. I'd obviously have to change out one switch for a 0-10v dimmer (which I have) for the light. The 2nd switch would then need to be replaced with a decora-style to match the dimmer.

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Aug 25, 2019 at 06:51 AM Author: Fluorescent05

ug. non-matched switches. that would bug me.

My bedroom just has 2 normal switches. One goes the room light (fluorescent), the other to an outlet. I'm thinking about upgrading the light from F40 to F32, and using dimmable ballasts. I'd obviously have to change out one switch for a 0-10v dimmer (which I have) for the light. The 2nd switch would then need to be replaced with a decora-style to match the dimmer.

Just keep it F40 and use your Magnetek/Universal 502-A-TC-P magnetic dimming ballast.

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Aug 25, 2019 at 10:13 AM Author: xmaslightguy
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Just keep it F40 and use your Magnetek/Universal 502-A-TC-P magnetic dimming ballast.
That thought did cross my mind , but its just not practical because...

* I'd have to change out the wire running from switch to light (0-10v simply requires adding a wire, still a pain, but easier).
* I'm not sure if the pair of 502-A-TC-P 's would even (atleast easily) fit in the fixture.
* I'd also be afraid they'd overheat, which was an issue when the fixture had its original LPF RS ballasts. (replaced with electronic RS after I blew one of the originals)

The other thing I'd considered was a pair of F45T5 dimmable ballasts & staying F40. If I do it, most likely will go with F32 though, just because its less heat overall (and I have some ballasts sitting around anyway).

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Aug 25, 2019 at 10:17 AM Author: Fluorescent05

That thought did cross my mind , but its just not practical because...

* I'd have to change out the wire running from switch to light (0-10v simply requires adding a wire, still a pain, but easier).
* I'm not sure if the pair of 502-A-TC-P 's would even (atleast easily) fit in the fixture.
* I'd also be afraid they'd overheat, which was an issue when the fixture had its original LPF RS ballasts. (replaced with electronic RS after I blew one of the originals)

The other thing I'd considered was a pair of F45T5 dimmable ballasts & staying F40. If I do it, most likely will go with F32 though, just because its less heat overall (and I have some ballasts sitting around anyway).

Oh it's a 4 lamp fixture? I thought it was 2 lamp.

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Aug 25, 2019 at 11:46 AM Author: xmaslightguy
@Fluorescent05:
Yep.. 4-lamp. Surprizingly I never posted a pic (I know I'd taken one years ago). Must have put it on one of the other light gallery sites.

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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