How To Stop Dimmer Switches From Humming

Get rid of the humming noise by switching bulbs or replacing the switch.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Voltage tester
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • 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.

  • Light bulb (different type or brand)
  • High quality dimmer switch
  • Wire nuts