Will this dimmer switch work for my light-switch?

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I bought this single-pole toggled dimmer switch to install in my bathroom but someone else is worried that it might not be the right kind. Can anyone confirm before we try to install? Installation tips or helpful links are appreciated too. Thanks.
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  • Holly R Holly R on Nov 24, 2014
    Here's the photo!
  • Sue Sue on Nov 25, 2014
    I have that kind in my dining room and it works fine
  • Buffy Watson Buffy Watson on Nov 25, 2014
    I think that those are not for florescent bulbs (notice the package says incandescent and halogen) It wouldn't work in our house because of that.
  • Jane Jane on Nov 25, 2014
    It's not really the switch. You need to make sure your lightbulbs can be dimmed. Otherwise, it's just (a more expensive) switch.
  • Holly R Holly R on Nov 26, 2014
    But my dad is concerned that this one I bought won't be compatible with the switch that I have in my wall b/c there's also a fan switch next to it. My lightbulbs are normal Type A bulbs with the old-fashioned bulbs in there (nothing fancy or new).
  • Rose Rose on Nov 26, 2014
    I am no expert. I have installed a dimmer in my hallway. I recently spent a lot of time looking at dimmer switches to install one in my bedroom. Your two switches should work independent of each other. The one u pictured will work for a regular bulb. I took into consideration how much I would be in the room with the light on. If I was going to have that light on a lot, I would consider a more energy efficient light bulb. In that case this switch would not work. It would turn the light on and off but not dim. The reason I did not chose this switch is because I would be changing the amount of light for diferent situations. I think that the little slide to be inconvenient and awkward. Even more so if the slide was located between the two switches. I bought the dimmer that has the switch that is the dimmer without the slide, personal preference.
  • Diana R Diana R on Nov 26, 2014
    We have put a dimmer in our bath, but it has a oval control. It works great. It is not blinding in the middle of night. I would think that your switch will work. The other switch is independent of the other. Just make sure your bulbs can be dimmed.
  • Holly R Holly R on Nov 30, 2014
    Does the fan switch next to it depend in any way upon this switch or are they completely independent? I'm hoping a contractor or electrician would have some advice for me.
  • Diana R Diana R on Dec 01, 2014
    your fan switch is independent of the light switch. Your dimmer will work. Just wire according to package. Turn off power at the breaker box first!
  • Cher Kalil Cher Kalil on Dec 05, 2014
    That dimmer switch will work fine with the bulbs you use, and the fan switch is independent of the light switch. I've made all my wall switches dimmers. Most are kept lower, which saves on my electric bill. I have the ability to slide the dimmer up for more light when/if needed. I do recommend shutting down the power to the switch before (and make sure you test before beginning the job). I didn't know which room was which fuse when I was doing the whole house over. Needless to say I got "bit" on all but two of them. As careful as you think you are, one false move and zap! Lol