Dimmer for 2 way led lighting

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  1. Bargain Bucket

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    I'm after some advice please. We've just fitted 8 Enlite E5s on our landing, controllerd by 2 way switching. To be honest, they are too bright so I'm looking to fit a dimmer in place of the downstairs rocker but I'm a bit lost as to what I need. I imagined (hoped) I could just buy a trailing edge ready made rotary switch to fit on place of the rocker but now I'm not so sure. Can anyone offer any advice on what indeed here please? Thank you.
     
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    No dimmer required. Just remove some of the lights.
     
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    My landing is lit perfectly well by 1 light.

    That's what happens when you use lights designed to light up rooms, rather than ones designed to not do that.
     
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    So helpful.
     
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    It is always nice to receive praise.
     
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    It must be a very rare occurence, given your general lack of helpful input.
     
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    Insults, especially untrue ones, are not welcome here.
     
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    This is a case in point.
    The guy wants a dimmer. Why not provide some practical assistance?
    I’m surprised you didn’t suggest they put on sunglasses…
     
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    Not used one but that screwfix dimmer seems well rated by people dimming Dimmable Led, though to me the description is a bit vaque it does claim to dim Led including 8 x 5w = 40watt, which is about what you have.
    [​IMG]
     
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    No he has clearly put in too many lights, eight on a landing where most people would have one or two if it is very big. His first reaction is to fit a dimmer, but the obvious answer is to remove the excess. Yes it probably means repairing the Swiss cheese ceiling but we make mistakes and learn.
     
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    Maybe the OP wants it bright in some situations, and less bright in others? That’s why I have dimmers in most rooms of my house.
     
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    I'm using one to dim 5x Enlite E5's and a 6w LED retrofit bulb - 28.5w in total
    8 is probably a bit excessive, but I fitted 5 in a relatively small room but use a dimmer - with a single pendant light it was dark with lots of shadows. With multiple light sources I can have much more even lighting.
     
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    Thank you all for your valuable input. It's a big landing coupled to a corridor and yes, I may have overdone it on the number of lights. It's hard to find any meaningful (dare I use that word these days?) guidance on the layout and spacing of lights for anything other than kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. I wanted a uniform spread of light with no shadowy areas and I've achieved that. Just need to tone it down a little once the kids have gone to bed.
     
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