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Old 02-01-2009, 10:28 PM   #1
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A few days ago, I installed halogen track lighting and a dimmer switch in a room in my house. I just now noticed a red glow from inside the switch when the switch is OFF. The glow completely goes away when I turn the switch ON.
I've installed two dimmer switches previously to this one and they work fine and, more importantly, do not glow when turned off. I'm unhooking it just to be safe(obviously). Is it a faulty switch? Did I do something wrong? Thanks for any help with this!

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Some of the dimmer are designed have a small neon or led light when you turn off the dimmer.

Run by the model number and I will able verify it if that is lighted dimmer switch or not.

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Look at the package the dimmer came in. It may be a lighted switch, a little neon lamp when the switch is off, then nothing when the switch is on.
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Sure sounds like you have a lighted dimmer switch. I have one in my living room as well. Orange glow when off.
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Lutron TG-600PNL

Thanks for the help
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Night light models available


Preset with night light single pole 600W AY-600PNL-, TG-600PNL-


From the lutron site.
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I don't have the box that the switch came in... I am reading the number off of the switch

Should the orange/red glow come from behind the switch lever?

The whole box looks illuminated inside.. I just want to be sure that it actually is a light. lol

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Yes. The nl means a night light.
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Though I haven't seen them used in years but neon bulbs were used in thyristor controlled dimmers as part of the trigger circuit, kinda like an avalanche diode.
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Though I haven't seen them used in years but neon bulbs were used in thyristor controlled dimmers as part of the trigger circuit, kinda like an avalanche diode.
Yes. I remember them.

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