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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 it's got something to do with the bulbs as they don't last that long to be honest.

Here is all the information i can find on the dimmer/bulbs/light....

LAP G9 Capsule LED Light Bulb 300lm 3W 220-240V 5 Pack (7688V)

Specification:

Brand LAP
CALC - Light Bulb Technology LED
Cap Fitting Type G9
Colour Temperature Description Warm White
Colour Temperature Value 2700 K
Dimmable Dimmable
Energy Rating A+
Equivalent Wattage 30 W
Equivalent Wattage Band 21-30
kWh Per 1000hr Life 3 kWh/1000h
Life Length 15,000 hours
Light Bulb Technology LED
Light Bulb Type Capsule
Lm 300 lm
Lm Band 201-400
Manufacturer Guarantee 3 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Pack Size 5
Pieces in Pack/Case 5
Power Consumption 3 W
Power Factor Value Greater than 0.4
Power Voltage Supply 220-240 V
Product Diameter 16 mm
Product Length 49 mm
Product Type Light Bulb

British General 1-Gang 2-Way 400W Push Dimmer Switch White (65335)

Specification:

Brand British General
CE Standard (Tested to EN...) EN 60669-2-1.
Fixings Supplied Fixings Supplied
Insert Colour Without Inserts
Manufacturer Guarantee 25 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Max. Dimmable Load (Fluorescent) 100 W
Max. Dimmable Load (Halogen) 350 W
Max. Dimmable Load (Incandescent) 400 W
Max. Dimmable Load LED) 50 W
Min. Dimmable Load (Fluorescent) 10 W
Min. Dimmable Load (Halogen) 35 W
Min. Dimmable Load (Incandescent) 60 W
Min. Dimmable Load (LED) 5 W
Model No 981P
No. of Ways 2
Number of Gangs 2 Gang
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour White
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Power Voltage Supply 240 V
Product Type Dimmer Switch
Screwed/Screwless Screwed
Smart Compatibility Not Smart
Suitable for Dimming LEDs LED
Switches & Sockets Finish Plastic
Switches & Sockets Product Type Dimmer Switch
Switches & Sockets Profile Type Raised Square
Switch Product Type Light

Light:

Specification:

Requires 5 x G9 Max 28W bulbs (not included).

Depth: 510 CM
Height: 150 CM
Material Content: Glass+Metal
Width: 510 CM
Indoor / Outdoor: Indoor
Maximum Wattage (in Kw): 28

Any ideas would be most welcome

All the best

Jay
 
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buzzlightyear

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try trailing edge dimmer like varilight .Trailing edge dimmers (aka “electronic dimmers”): The electrical current (sinusoidal signal) is turned off at the end of the AC input waveform immediately before the zero crossing Traditionally used for electronic drivers or low voltage transformers (capacitive loads).
 
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telectrix

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what's with all the negative waves with BG? I've installed loads of BG gear and never had any failures.
 
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