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mhmd_01

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hi this is my first post :)

Before i ask the question i would like to point out that i am just a kid so dont go onto really techie stuff with me.

well my question is that i have bought 2 dimmes, 1 double and 1 single, meant to go on a ceiling + wall candle bulb lights (double) and a fluorescent wall light (single). So they tell me they cant put the dimer on the fluorescent because of some transistor thingy. They have put a normal switch there instead, they have also put a normal switch for the ceiling light so that now has a dimmer and switch controlling it. So now i go and tell him to replace the normal switch for the ceiling light with the spare dimmer and he goes that you have to have a normal switch on one side, and you can only have 1 dimmer. Is this true? Sorry if i confused you, i often do that to people :(
 
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rumrunner

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hi,
i think you must have 2 way switching for the ceiling light ,if so ,then yes one of them will be a normal switch,the light will still dim ok,
atvbitwww

oh and ,no you cant put a dimmer on the flouresent
 
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mhmd_01

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oh, i thought he was just lying. :)

so can i put it on a different ceiling light that only has one switch, replace that?
 
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rumrunner

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yes ,if its a one way switch doing the light ,just swop it ,if its 2 way one of them has to be a normal swich and the other a dimmer.
so unless ive compleatly missunderstood what your on about ,dont see any problems
atvbitwww
 

ian.settle1

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hi,
i think you must have 2 way switching for the ceiling light ,if so ,then yes one of them will be a normal switch,the light will still dim ok,
atvbitwww

oh and ,no you cant put a dimmer on the flouresent
Depends upon type of ballast used as you can know get HF digital ballast which you can use with a dimmer switch.:rolleyes:
 
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rumrunner

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i stand corrected,have you got an h.f digital ballast which you can use with a dimmer swicth ,if not either get one or dont put the flouresent on a dimmer,
astvbitwww
 
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mhmd_01

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yeah well, ilooked through its fitting instructions and it says to not use a dimmer, bummer
 
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Shakey

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yeah well, ilooked through its fitting instructions and it says to not use a dimmer, bummer
theres no reason to call Rumrunner a bummer, he was only trying to help:p

just because you dont have an HF digital ballast theres no reason to question someones sexuallity


even if it is Rumrunner;)
 
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alex

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theres no reason to call Rumrunner a bummer, he was only trying to help:p

just because you dont have an HF digital ballast theres no reason to question someones sexuallity


even if it is Rumrunner;)

fpmsl.............................:D:D:D:D

i would tend to call out an electrician. there is too many of these stupid posts on here when people are trying to do a qualified job themselves.
 
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MacSparky

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Couldn't agree more Alex, imo help those that are either joining or in the trade:D, plenty of other sites for Diy'ers and enthusiasts:p:p:p:p:p:p
 
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rumrunner

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Hi all,
This whole thing about h.f digital ballasts,is very interesting ,bit of an overkill for a domestic property maybee,but for commercial or offices etc ,i think they will become common place before to long ,technollogy is moving so fast now ,i am a dinosaw as far as technollogy is concerned and had never even heard about h.f digital ballasts before ian corrected my post yesterday ,so allthough the original question was from a non sparky ,it helped me ,big time .
tap "h.f digital ballasts for flouresent lighting" into google ,this whole subject is facinating and gives us an insight to which way the trade is going
atvbitwww:)
 
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Shakey

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Hi all,
This whole thing about h.f digital ballasts,is very interesting ,bit of an overkill for a domestic property maybee,but for commercial or offices etc ,i think they will become common place before to long ,technollogy is moving so fast now ,i am a dinosaw as far as technollogy is concerned and had never even heard about h.f digital ballasts before ian corrected my post yesterday ,so allthough the original question was from a non sparky ,it helped me ,big time .
tap "h.f digital ballasts for flouresent lighting" into google ,this whole subject is facinating and gives us an insight to which way the trade is going
atvbitwww:)

bummer
 
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mhmd_01

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What? you thought... Haha i didnt even know what that means! i just read bummer on other forums and thought it means like "aww crap!" ha ha sorry
 
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