Does this exist ?

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  1. jtaunton

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    In my son's bedroom is a dimmer switch, which I turn down low whilst he goes to sleep. However, he keeps on turning it up bright and keeping himself awake, and it is winding me up so, I have decided that what I need is some sort of key-switchable fixed dimmer, to set a (low) maximum brightness, to be fitted in series with the dimmer, but I also have the option of switching 'through' to then allow the full range of the dimmer to be used.

    Does this make sense ? On my limited use of search terms I have not found anything, but want to know if anyone has ever come across such an item or if they exist.
     
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    Never seen the like although I have heard that Santa used a similar accessory for the Elves.
    Perhaps you could mount the switch higher or persuade him to obey you.
     
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    get a 15 watt lamp instead of the 60/100
     
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    That's the answer !!

    I just need someone to invent a light fitting with a pull-cord, into which I can load two light bulbs - Lets say a 15W and a 60W one. Come bedtime, I pull the cord and switch from 60W max for normal play, to 15W max for sleepytime.

    Perfect !!
     
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    fit a dimmer near the ceiling (where it can't be reached without a ladder) to or even control the low light level

    then fit a grid box with a keyswitch and normal switch the keyswitch to select between the dimmer and full brightness the normal switch to turn the light on and off.
     
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    I have seen a remote control dimmer switch (Not sure where!) but I would guess that if you took the remote, the light would remain at whatever is was set at?
     
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    why not just sort out the underlying issue, and pursuade your kid to sleep with the light off. it'll put him in good stead for later life.
     
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    Well....The thing is......He goes to bed fairly early, but likes to have a read for about an hour before dozing off. I don't want to discourage the reading, but want to keep the light down fairly low so as not to discourage the dozing off. I then knock the light off once he's asleep.

    The R/C's my favourite so far. Maplins have R/C dimmers that actually fit into the light fitting, but I don't know if they are then suitable for being supplied by a dimmer too......


    In fact http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ACTION-MAN-RE...993715440QQcategoryZ80122QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem is perfect for me. And better than http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REMOTE-CONTRO...4400567746QQcategoryZ3195QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem which suckers are bidding higher for as a bachelor pad gadget, which is obviously the same thing with the sticker peeled off, seeing as it still has an Action Man Remote Control :D :D
     
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