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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Photocell doing what it wants...

    Morning all, I've recently installed four Steinel Vario 3000's... Steinel Nightmatic Photocell Switch 3000 - Black -...
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    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...
  7. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    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...
  13. 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%.
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    Domestic Dimmer switch not working

    fitted dimmer switch but before lights were not working and still not working what do I do
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  18. 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
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    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...
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    "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...