When I moved into my new home in September 2009 I undertook a number of lighting projects. The dimmers are probably my favorite addition. In fact, I wrote a blog post about my dimmer project in my New Home Project series of posts.
One of the coolest Maestro dimmers, in my humble opinion, is a combination light and fan dimmer for ceiling fans. Lutron calls it a Dual Digital Fade Dimmer / Fan Control and according to the Lutron website…
At the touch of a button, dimmer can go immediately to a favorite preset light level, fade-to-off, or adjust manually. Dual controls also consolidate light switches and save space. For fan controls, users can similarly cycle between favorite speeds or adjust manually.
I have nine of these light/fan dimmers in my house to go with my nine ceiling fans (oh yea, we love ceiling fans too – perfect for those NC summers). Unfortunately, the one in my home office started to have problems last week. It was really strange. When I tried to turn on the light the light on the ceiling fan would flash. It was like my home office was a disco dance floor…not the greatest thing to see bright and early in the morning. It is kind of fun with the kids later on in the day, but definitely not what I want to see before my first cup of coffee. (more…)