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  1. P

    Why does my Quinetic wifi dimmer keep failing?

    I have installed a few QURW01 Quinetic 1 Amp WiFi Wireless Switch Receiver for Dimmer Switches in my home. Initially I had a problem with one low voltage (12v) ceiling light which turned out to be caused by exceeding the 1Amp maximum load, so I'm familiar with that limit. Recently, I installed...
  2. J

    Dimmer simple plugged in to socket cable with dimmer switch box in the middle

    I want to set up a simple plugged in to socket cable with dimmer switch box in the middle and a straight batten with bulb in for some bulb photography i need to do. I have a plug, two core wire, dimmer switch with box to encase it and a straight batten. Want to be able to dim bulb low. Can...
  3. J

    Adding a dimmer switch to in wall timer

    I put in led high hats in my soffit outside. They are operated by a timer switch. The problem is the lights are too bright. I want to add a dimmer switch to tone down the brightness. I tried to do it myself by adding a dimmer switch in between timer and lights. I tried all combinations...
  4. B

    Flickering lights - bad dimmer?

    I have an Elko 315 GLE dimmer rated for 20-300W controlling two ceiling lamps. Before they used to be lamps with fixed LEDs, but they were flickering a bit and eventually one of them broke, so I replaced both lamps with IKEA Årstid which take 3 x E27 LED bulbs each. I used some cheap 5.5 W...
  5. Darren Evans

    Buzzing dimmer and LED lamps

    Morning chaps! Advice needed please. Is there a tried and tested combination of manufacturer(s) for reducing the annoying buzz from dimmer connected (dimmable!) LED lamps? In the particular example I am having right now, I have 5 lamps on one dimmer switch, 3x ES and 2x SES. One or more of...
  6. G

    Unknown Clipsal Dimmer Switches

    I have moved into a new house and switches are Clipsal dimmer switches, which I cannot find online, so assume they are end of life. See attached. They appear to be programmable, but how and for what, I do not know. So have the following questions: a) What model are they? b) Is there a manual...
  7. JayKay70

    Dimmers keep failing after 4-5 weeks

    Hi all, The dimmer push button still works but the dimmer stopped working when i turn the button, i heard a pop noise and it was then when it stopped working. This is the second dimmer now and it has happened to both of them, not straight away, each one lasted about 4-5 weeks. I wonder if...
  8. R

    dimmer control over 1 hour

    looking for any ideas please. I have a customer that is turning 3m x 3m of his garage into a room that is gonna house reptiles and fish. He would like if at all possible to have an LED dimmable strip light that could operate on a timer, but with the added function of when the timer kicks in the...
  9. R

    Domestic Double dimmer switch - swapping round switches

    Hi all, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to light switches but managed to wire a single normal switch a few years back so thought I'd be okay with tackling this job but in truth I can't work out where to start! The issue is that in our living room we have a double dimmer switch but the...
  10. C

    advice - two wall nights and one dimmer switch wired wrong!

    Long story short i had a friend helping me out with some DIY today and I have realised that he left the wiring like pictured. I have and voltage tester so i have worked out that the middle red wire is the live one. Long story short they are now not working (i have tried some variations based...
  11. M

    Domestic Dimmer switches and LED Bulbs

    Hey folks, I just wanted to check something. I have 3 x 4W LED light bulbs on a 400W dimmer switch. I’ve read all this stuff about making sure the dimmer Wattage is right for the LED bulbs but it doesn’t say anything about the dimmer Watts being to high? Would this affect the Bulbs? They...
  12. M

    Photocell doing what it wants...

    Morning all, I've recently installed four Steinel Vario 3000's... Steinel Nightmatic Photocell Switch 3000 - Black -...
  13. N

    Domestic CAn I wire 12v downlighter transformer into dimmer circuit?

    Hi all. I've bought couple of LED tape kits which come with a 3pin 12v transformer. one of them is now wired into a simple circuit which is a single on/off switch and works great. the second set is to go into another room, again single switch but this time it's a dimmer not toggle. The kit is...
  14. happyhippydad

    Why are 'most' LED dimmer switches limited to 10 led's?

    As in the title. The varilight V-pro and MK intelligent dimmer both say they can dim up to a maximum of 10 LED's. Why can they dim no more, even if the maximum wattage is not reached? I can find no explanation on their sites. Zano produce a dimmer which can dim a much higher amount of LED's...
  15. L

    Dimmer led flickering

    Afternoon, i just replaced light switch with click vpsv140 dimmer switch alongside megaman led 40W bulb. If i have the switch midway, bulb flickers and i can hear electrical buz. Tugg test, cables secure so its not a loose connection. Switch all the way up/down perfectly fine. No noise...
  16. U

    Attaching dimmer switch to light fixture

    Hello there, I am quite handy but electricals is one thing i have never messed with and im needing a bit of help. I am making a couple of incubators for gecko eggs. I am using polystyrene boxes and want to put lights into the top of them. I want to use the light fixtures which plug straight...
  17. R

    Dimmer question, LED flicker

    I have a dimmer on some downlighter, changed over to LED's and I have noticed occasional flicker on less than 100% brightness. The dimmer is a Crabtree 250w dimmer. I did read on another forum that placing a small resistor across the load will stop this. I'd like some advice on whether this will...
  18. R

    using inline dimmer with pwm driver

    Hi everyone , i am trying to use inline dimmer to dim several 1w high power leds , connected in parallel .i purchased this dimmer (see below, the smaller one) , but it didn't work , the store support told me it's not for pwm, which is what i need.(i swear it worked fine when i did the same...
  19. S

    2 Gang Dimmer Wiring Help

    L Good evening, I’m hoping someone might be able to help me with wiring up a dimmer switch. It’s a 2 gang IR dimmer. One of the modules in the previous switch became faulty so an electrician friend of mine wired up both lights to one module as a temporary fix. I’m a little confused with what...
  20. R

    Domestic Trailing Edge Dimmer Wattage question

    Looking at V-pro dimmers. I have 4 EN8 downlighters in a circuit which are 8 Watts. Would i be correct is assuming the total watts in circuit is 32, and therefore would require a 400w dimmer switch as i read somewhere you divide the total by 10%.
  21. K

    Domestic Dimmer switch not working

    fitted dimmer switch but before lights were not working and still not working what do I do
  22. Y

    Domestic Dimmer switch installation questions

    Hi every one, I had a bedroom light switch replaced with a dimmer by a qualified electrician some months ago and want to get another in another room. Before tackling this myself I thought I’d look at the bedroom dimmer as a guide after reading up about dimmers online. Just two wires so looks...
  23. A

    How to wire a 4 gang dimmer for track lighting

    I just can't get my head around wiring up this switch. This (see image) is a 4 gang 1 way dimmer switch for LED lighting. 3 of the buttons are to control a 3 circuit track light. (The fourth button is for a separate light we can leave out of this problem for now.) From the 3 circuit track light...
  24. A

    Dimmer switch wiring LED Help request

    I had an electrician out to do a few jobs one being fitting some dimmer switches. They all work fine apart from one. There is no buzz coming from the switch as with the others, I can get him back to fix it but if its an easy fix I'd like to rewire it myself to save time. Photo attached...
  25. M

    Dimmer switch help! Not turning brightness down low

    ive just installed 13 4w LAP downlights with are controlled by a dimmer switch. When I turn the switch on I can turn the brightness up no problem but when put it down low they still seem bright, could this be a switch issue? Thanks in advance
  26. N

    Why are there different dimmer light levels

    I have two rooms. One room has 12 LED ceiling lights with two switches. One is a regular switch the other is a dimmer. The second room has 8 LED ceiling lights with a single dimmer. The LED's in both room are the same, and the dimmer switch is the same. So the only difference is the regular...
  27. W

    Electrician "Simple" Dimmer installation

    Hi there. I am attempting to install a dimmer switch to replace the current one-way flip switch. The switch turns on/off simple ceiling rose. On the dimmer switch have matched the RED Common wire and the black wire to L1 as the flip switch had it. The metal box is grounded. However, after...
  28. haptism

    Varilight Dimmer max loading

    Hi, hope someone can advise. Ive just called Varilight helpline in regards to max loadings on their 300w trailing edge LED single gang dimmer. They tell me that I can have a maximum of x30 10w leds on the dimmer. Most info out there regarding dimming LED suggests to divide the dimmers wattage...
  29. S

    New dimmer switch - light in other room started flickering?

    Hi there! I just replaced my kitchen light with the following and all was fine: Wickes Kazbah 4 Bar Spotlight - 4 x 50W | Wickes.co.uk - https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Kazbah-4-Bar-Spotlight---4-x-50W/p/195430 Then I added this dimmer switch to dim the lights above: Wickes Dimmer Switch 1...
  30. E

    Help replacing faulty dimmer switch

    Good evening all, Looking for a bit of a help, seems a relatively small task (hopefully). My property has a dimmer switch which no longer works, I purchased a replacement today although I'm now not certain that I will be able to use this as the connections are labelled differently from the...
  31. haptism

    500w Dimmer unit

    Im looking for an dimmer switch to operate 24 x 15w led bayonet lamps (360w); I can find grid switches but want to find something all in a single unit. Can anyone recommend a product ? Thanks
  32. L

    Wiring a dimmer and a led light sample

    Hi Guys, My knowledge limited to just connecting a led light to a driver, but not with a dimmer, can anyone advise how to wiring these 3 items all together please? Thanks Leo
  33. T

    No such thing as "IT CANT BE DONE". Dimmer not working as requires in my lighting controls :(

    Hi everyone, I've come here in frustration and would be so very grateful to who ever can help me.. The lighting controls are required to: Dim hallway lighting (9 x GU10 LED) after 10pm untill 6am to 50%. The rest of the time NO dimming is required. To complicate this, these lights are...
  34. M

    2 way LED dimmer problem

    Hi, What should have been an easy swap has turned into a problem, working on a lighting system with 2 x 2 gang switches currently. The customers wants to change both 2 gang, 2 way switches for LED dimmers. I Selected the Varilight LED 2 way dimmers and expected it to be a simple swap over...
  35. S

    Help installing new dimmer

    Have installed a dimmer previously, but wiring in this one is confusing me. Have a feeling there’s additional wiring being used because there used to be 2 switches in this room for 1 light, but there’s only 1 switch now. Photos attached of current wiring and new dimmer. After reading online...
  36. P

    Dimmer switch advise please

    Hello all, I have just had 2x LED down-lighters (ENLITE DE8CX Dimmable, IP65, 8W, integrated LED Fire rated) (from Screwfix) installed, using 1x normal rocker type on/off switch to control both but want to change the switch to a dimmer type. Can you please advise type (preferably Screwfix but...
  37. B

    Led dimmer panel driver wiring

    Hi aver1 Need help pls I'm trying to wire led dimmer light 600x200 with a led driver and led dimmer switch Do I need permanently supply and separate switch wire to the led driver Pls help
  38. littlespark

    Suitable dimmer switch for LED downlights

    I just completed a job for neighbour through an insurance company and main contractor. I was asked at the beginning to put in LED downlights in the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite as an extra. All done. My neighbour is asking now if I can put dimmers on the downlights?. I should be... they are...
  39. S

    Bit of advice, does the wiring of these dimmer switches look ok to you?

    I hope it's ok to ask, I just want to make sure I don't get the same electrician who wired the house to fix this if this doesn't look right. We have a 3 gang and a 2 gang dimmer switch, on which the buttons are knackered on both. I thought I'd have a go at replacing them myself, but was not...
  40. P

    What colour is this dimmer?

    What colour is this dimmer please guys because I think I am going colour blind (if that's possible)?
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