Touch dimmers

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by StanO, 15 Feb 2007.

This topic originated from the How to page called Replacing a one way light switch with a dimmer switch.

  1. StanO

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    I have been using a touch dimmer installed 20 years ago and still reliable. Just a light touch on the metal face plate switches it on and a finger held on the plate makes it run a cycle down and then up again, so that wherever contact is broken, the setting remains for future on/off switching. The cycle reverses with each new touch, making it easy to adjust lighting. A new dimmer recently fitted elsewhere, claimed to be a \\\'touch\\\' dimmer, requires pressing of a central button for on/off and continued pressing to complete the cycle started earlier, meaning you have to wait while it goes all the way down (or up) before getting to a chosen output. An ordinary rotating button is preferable to this type of dimmer.
    Any idea where the true touch type may be available? Stano
     
  2. whonickedmybike?

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    varilight do them with optional remote controll. B+Q used to stock 'em. Around £20-£25 if i remember rightly.
     
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    yeah BnQ do them, bought a 1 and 2 gang there recently and you can program any existing remote to control the dimmer.
     
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