How to Install a Dimmer Switch

Install a toggle, electronic or slide dimmer.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Voltage tester, 2 lead wire type
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Dimmer switch
  • Wire connectors