General Chat Thread, Eeek - dimmer switches coming out of my property asap! in General; Hah, I have a love/hate thing with dimmers. Last one I installed was an intelligent, touch sensitive unit with "multi ...
9th May 2011, 10:13 AM #16
Hah, I have a love/hate thing with dimmers. Last one I installed was an intelligent, touch sensitive unit with "multi stage" abilities, "dim to off" delay night lighting functions etc. Once the lights were out, the dark square in the middle would light up with a HAL9000-esque "pulsing" LED to show the switch location.
It worked once. Then it emitted a sad "pffft.." noise, and that was it. Triac blown. Manufacturer gone under, and so on. Nice idea, poor quality execution. Went back to a dull rotary dimmer after that.
New place has a bedroom dimmer that's a rotary..that can bin. I want one of the ones you can dim up/down with a remote control from the bed. Or maybe just lose the dimmer altogether as we have a capacitive touch lamp for night lighting.
Moral of this story? Never buy a whizzy dimmer from a company who's slogan for the product (printed all over the box) was "Touch me, turn me on..". I thought the postie looked at me a bit oddly..
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9th May 2011, 10:22 AM #17
But I thought the idea of dimmers was to get things heated in the bedroom?
9th May 2011, 10:24 AM #18
I don't have any dimmers in my house...I just fit energy saver bulbs...the light is nice and soft after about 6 months...
9th May 2011, 10:48 AM #19
We still use parafin lights in our house, so dimming the lights actually reduces the risk of fire!
Originally Posted by CESIL
9th May 2011, 10:56 AM #20
Explains the remote to reach from the bed
Originally Posted by sparkeh
9th May 2011, 12:28 PM #21
Were we watching the same clip?
Originally Posted by Hightower
9th May 2011, 02:08 PM #22
So if you run 40 amps worth of lamps through a 13 amp dimmer switch it catches fire.
9th May 2011, 03:37 PM #23
I think Hightower watched the actual bbc programme and not just the bbc news clip.
10th May 2011, 09:29 AM #24
I have a dimmer switch in my living room controlling 2 lights :S - both light sockets have energy saving bulbs so they cant be dimmed any way so are on full pelt most of the time
10th May 2011, 09:40 AM #25
Hmmm, the words Hammond and Dimmer in the same title. Seems appropriate to me.
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