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    Remove Halogen Dimmer to use lamp with LED

    Hi there, I was going to remove the dimmer and transformator from my halogen lamp so I could use it with LED bulbs (not dimmable). However, when I opened the little electronics box I overwhelmed. I would appreciate some advice as to how to proceed with my plans. The lamp holds 2 separately...
  2. G

    Dimmer switch single pole, no lights

    Hi guys. Sorry for the sad post but I thought this was a simple plug and play... So I have two light switches in my basement living room controlling one light fixture each independently. They are pot lights and too bright so I decided to buy replacement dimmers for both. Again each switch is...
  3. P

    Kinetic Wireless Dimmer Switches

    I have used the kinetic wireless on/off switches and I've been pleased with the results. A customer requires a kinetic dimmer switch, and I'm unsure how a dimmer switch would work being there is no power going to it. I get the principle of the standard on/off switch, but I can't work out how...
  4. E

    Where do I put the dimmer switch?

    I have 2 (one gang) on/off light switches in my lounge (one at each end of the lounge). I'd like to change one of them over to a (one gang, two way) dimmer switch. One back box has lots of wires - I think the wires are going in and out of there. The other back box has fewer - I think this is...
  5. J

    Swapping double two way light switch for two way double dimmer

    Hi I am replacing a two way two gang switch for the same but a dimmer. I got interrupted mid way through and now can’t remember which wire is which and where it goes! Rookie mistake I know. Can you please help?
  6. L

    Help needed for new 2 gang dimmer light switch

    hi all, I've tried googling this but cant seem to find all the info I need. Im trying to replace an existing 2 gang dimmer switch with a new one I bought. The room has 2 wall lights (operated by one switch) and a ceiling light operated by the other (which does not work). I've installed a...
  7. R

    Fluorescent lamps flickering after installing new dimmer switch.

    As the title says today I replaced a simple 1 way 2 gang switch with a a 1 way 2 gang dimmer switch. The first switch controls 2 ceiling lights with gu10 fittings which dim fine. The second switch controls under cupboard lights which are fluorescent lamps, they originally come on and work...
  8. E

    Is it okay to have a light switch and SEPARATE dimmer on single lighting cct?

    Is this a common requirement for a dimmable light switch?... I know there's push on/off dimmer switches, but it seems inevitable to me that the dimmer setting changes a little (i.e. the knob rotates a bit) whenever it's switched on/off. I want the lighting level to be controllable (i.e...
  9. D

    Install Light Dimmer

    Hello, I am okay with DIY Canadian Electrical but not Australian. I am trying to install a dimmer in my bedroom. The powerpoint has a ceiling fan control and a switch for the current LED lights. The dimmer I am looking to install for the light has two wires off the back and looking to learn...
  10. J

    Neutral at dimmer switch?

    Evening all I went to someone's house today to look at a lighting circuit for them that's is tripping rcd. While there on a circuit as far as I can make out at moment that is not interconnected in anyway to offending circuit they have 230v at a switch between switch feed and what I think should...
  11. S

    LED dimmer problem

    Hi guys I ran Into a problem the other day on a job and was looking for some advice. A client I was doing work for had 19 x Mr16 halogen downlights installed. 5 work of 1 x dimmer and 14 work of another dimmer / 2way switch. As half the transformers were faulty I cut them out and installed 5W...
  12. T

    Is this a dimmer switch.

    Just moved home. Does anyone have any information on this switch. It looks like a dimmer. Its feeding 3 sets of halogen spots but isn't working properly. Bright then dark etc etc. I cant find any info on it anywhere. Please help.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
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    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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  24. M

    Photocell doing what it wants...

    Morning all, I've recently installed four Steinel Vario 3000's... Steinel Nightmatic Photocell Switch 3000 - Black -...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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%.
  33. K

    Domestic Dimmer switch not working

    fitted dimmer switch but before lights were not working and still not working what do I do
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
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