3 track light bars, 120V 20A. Originally, there were 2 lights wired to one 600W Single Pole dimmer, and a jumper to a separate box with another 600w Single Pole dimmer in it that controlled the other light. I will be eliminating one of the lights and junctioning the connection in the attic.
The wires in one box are as follows: 3 wire (Red, Black and white plus ground) and a 2 wire (Black, white and ground)
When I took the original switch out, the red wire from the 3 wire and the black wire from the 2 wire was connected to the switch. When I turn the power off, the bathroom and bedroom also turn off. There is 3 way switch in the bedroom/bathroom and I assume this is where the 3 wire comes into play in the dimmer. When I installed the new switch, black and red plus ground, I turned the power back on and the power bypassed the switch and the lights were on. What did I do wrong?
Do I need a 3 way dimmer because there is a 3 way switch within the circuit?
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