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Varilight Dimmer 1G 400W/VA

Varilight Dimmer 1G 400W/VA
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 30 reviews
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26 of 30(87%)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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Best dimmer so far
23 Jun 2015
By Atec
, Leicester
" This is a lovely dimmer that can dim leds without a flickering problem, only down side is i cant seem to find the same dimmer in chrome or brushed chrome for some customers that have chrome already around the house "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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pretty good for price
14 May 2015
By Okenshat
, Lincolnshire
" Good reasonably silent as for daughter's bedroom. Some very very slight buzz if you put your ear right up to it, but way better than non- trailing edge dimmers
Nice firm terminals and in general quality pretty good for price
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Varilight Trailing Light
6 May 2015
By Brushy
, Mobberley, Cheshire
" I recently replaced my halogen bulbs for LED and choosing the right dimmer is always a challenge. You need a trainling edge dimmer for LED / Low Voltage lights and these are more expensive than the standard Leading Edge dimmers. I found these to be the msot competive on price and worked very well. Look no further than Screwfix for your lighting accessories.. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Delighted
22 Apr 2015
By MrNik
, Scotland
" Delighted with this dimmer... Always nervous buying LED related items, and there seem to be so many problems. Other reviews put me at ease, and I'm pleased to say installing this and getting it to work was a breeze.
I'm using it with 6 x 6 watt dimmable LEDs from eslewhere and it works perfectly. Quiet. Functional.
I didn't need to adjust the factory settings, though I tried to set the minimum dimness to less, but it was already at minimum possible, so to speak.
I'd prefer if it went a little dimmer on the minimum setting, simply because it's my toddler's bedroom - on minimum it's too bright to be used as a "nightlight" - but the product is great and works fine. I'll be buying more... "
Review 5 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Varilight Dimmer
27 Mar 2015
By Griff13
, Merseyside
" The Varilight Pro Dimmer range are absolutely fantastic.
They do more than you could want from a dimmer.
Highly recommend,
Brilliant "
Review 6 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Varlight Trailing edge dimmer
26 Mar 2015
By CitehJohn
, Cleveleys
" This dimmer is not only great value for money and simple to install but it is really good in operation. It is silent and dims the lights really low. I bought two of these units, one was used to control two 7watt dimmable LED down lights and the other controlled 5 of the same. Both dimmers worked perfectly. The manufacture quality also appears good as the units are robust. I recommend this item. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Highly customisable
15 Mar 2015
By Steve78
, Southampton
" This thing has more operating variables than i could ever have imagined that you would require in a switch. Out of the box, factory settings worked just fine, but I tweaked the bottom end brightness down a bit anyway.
Runs leds silently and controllably. Has a "push on" action with a soft start which will increase bulb life even further "
Review 8 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Stopped the buzzing
2 Feb 2015
By RFCKev
, Bracknell
" Recently swapped to LED GU10s in one of the bedrooms and had a constant buzz when not on full power.
Changed the dimmer switch to this model after reading reviews and now absolutely silent. Everything worked on the standard settings without having to switch modes. "
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Excellent Dimmer!
10 Dec 2014
By Jimmy619
, Bedfordshire
" I have tried other cheaper dimmers for LEDs and this one is massively superior!
No issues with this unit at all and will be buying more :-)
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Great value LED dimmer switch
18 Nov 2014
By Dommie
, Teynham
" Great programmable dimmer switch designed to be used with modern day LED's. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Excellent dimmer
4 Aug 2014
By XXRY
, 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.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Great value LED Dimmer Switch
5 Jun 2014
By TallkneedPaul
, St Ives
" It does what it says with no hassle and great value. "
Review 13 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Worked with my LEDs!
6 Mar 2014
By Flipswich
, 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.
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 1G 1/2W 400W/VA
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Varilight Trailing Edge dimmer
8 Feb 2014
By MWPF
, Farnborough
" Used this dimmer with the LAP LED GU10 lights, also sold by screwfix (5W dimmable version screwfix# 36891) and it worked perfectly. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Trailing adge dimmer
17 Mar 2013
By MITTY2
, 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. "
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Nice Dimmer
23 Jun 2012
By drainer
, York
" Worked well, can see the 'smoothness' of the dimming action "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Great Value Dimmer
15 Apr 2015
By Swedishchop
, Northampton
" Perfect general use dimmer. Dims beautifully and easy to configure max and minimum dimmer brightness. Working with our new dimmable LED downlights. As our lights have built in driver units they can be damaged over a period of time with conventional devices. This dimmer provides trailing edge control. i.e. turn it on or up and it gently raises the light. This prevents damage from in-rush current. Knocked off one star as although they are low cost the do feel a little cheap. Small thing but just misses out on a perfect score. "
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keith0170
9 Feb 2015
By keith0170
, welwyn garden City
" Works really well as you would expect and comes on with a soft start.
Terminations are good quality.
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Varilight dimmer for LED lamps
30 Dec 2014
By ChrisDD
, High Wycombe
" I bought 2 of these to control 2 circuits of LED 5w dimmable lamps.
I was very impressed to find that the lowest lighting level could be altered using the dimmers programming facility thus being able to tune the lights without them starting to flash or go out.
Very good value for money!
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Dimmer for LED lights
11 Dec 2014
By Mowgli
, Deal, Kent
" Got this after spending £40 on LED lights for the kitchen and finding with the dimmer I had the lights hummed loudly and two went within two months. So researched and bought this dimmer which is recommended for LED lights. Result no humming and so far no blown LED lights. "
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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