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Varilight Dimmer 1G 400W/VA

Varilight Dimmer 1G 400W/VA
Average Customer Rating:
4.182 out of 5
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(11 Reviews) 11
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Rating Breakdown 11 reviews
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10 of 11(91%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
Review 1 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Excellent dimmer
04-Aug-2014
By
, Gloucester
"I purchased this to replace an old dimmer that was not really suitable for an LED lamp, although it did dim the lamp.
The new dimmer is excellent, works over the full range of dim to full, worked straight out of the box and there is no buzzing at all from the dimmer or lamp (unlike the old dimmer where the lamp buzzed). You can change the settings on this dimmer if necessary, although I did not need to.
Only been fitted a few days so I cannot really comment on the reliability, but I hope it's as good as the excellent performance.
"
Review 2 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Great value LED Dimmer Switch
05-Jun-2014
By
, St Ives
"It does what it says with no hassle and great value."
Review 3 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Worked with my LEDs!
06-Mar-2014
By
, Ipswich
"I have tried several switches to find one that will work with the Integral LED bulbs I bought elsewhere, but this one works fine.
I have three 6.5W dimmable LEDs in an old lamp, my 15yr old MK soft start dimmer wasn't happy without a regular incandescent bulb, nor where two cheaper switches from screwfix.
This switch however has solved this problem and is also able to dim a single 6.5W LED.
Looking through the instructions highlighted that it is capable of different Leading or Trailing edge modes too. So if it initially doesn't work (default mode1) you can modify it with a sequence of pushes/turns.
Reliability has yet to be proven, but review system requires a marking. This is why I have marked it as average.
Well chuffed.
"
Review 4 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Varilight Trailing Edge dimmer
08-Feb-2014
By
, Farnborough
"Used this dimmer with the LAP LED GU10 lights, also sold by screwfix (5W dimmable version screwfix# 36891) and it worked perfectly."
Review 5 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Trailing adge dimmer
17-Mar-2013
By
, Leamington Spa
"This Varilight dimmer is really ideal for all purposes. I originally puchased it to dim a low voltage light, working on 12volt halogen bulbs powered by a transformer. These work very well and the light turns on and powers up which is particularly pleasant. They are very smooth and adaptable. The only think it will not do is dim undimmable LED lights, but the that is totally impossible at this time."
Review 6 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Nice Dimmer
23-Jun-2012
By
, York
"Worked well, can see the 'smoothness' of the dimming action"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Varilight Trailing Edge Dimmer
03-Oct-2014
By
, Aberdeenshire
"Works fine with 5x5W LEDs per switch.
Don't know yet about reliability as only just fitted."
Review 8 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Nice have PRO dimmers
09-Dec-2013
By
, Deenethorpe
"Have purchased 3 to replace std. dimmers for LED lamps, so far good. Not had them long enough to report on reliability."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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LED Dimmer
03-Dec-2012
By
, Hitchin
"Did what is says it will do and easy to follow instructions"
Review 10 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Dimmer for LED spots
02-Feb-2013
By
, Bebington
"Yes it stops the buzzing and flashing that happened with the previouse switch. Soft start is good but range of dimming with 8 4 watt rated spots was limited"
Review 11 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Unreliable
07-Jan-2013
By
, Bolton Lancs
"I Bought 6 of these due to standard dimmers giving a high frequency flicker to the lights along with a quite annoying humming.
The soft start function is nice however the reliablity has been poor. 3 have failed, 2 with the push switch failing and the other lost its dimming ability. Also beware that their is a noticable loss of brightness to the LED lights when compared to a normal dimmer/switch
The store has replaced all 3 with no fuss so top marks to Screwfix"