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1G Dimmer 250W

1G Dimmer 250W
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 4 reviews
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2 of 4(50%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for 1-Gang 1-Way Dimmer Switch White 250W
Review 1 for 1-Gang 1-Way Dimmer Switch White 250W
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Lightwave Switch
5 Feb 2014
By churchward
, Plymouth
" I've been slowly upgrading many of my switches and sockets in my house as I am disabled and these are a very good aid.
Although the LightwaveRF / Siemens products are expensive and will be going up in price this year (confirmed by LightwaveRF) they still represent value for money.
When coupled with the 'WiFi Link' they make many other home automation products look over complicated, especialy when being able to add timers and events while you are at home or away (ideal to make you look like you are at home while you are away).
No need to worry about complicated router settings and how to set up port forwarding on them, all of this is ran from LightwaveRF.
Backup from LightwaveRF is very good, patient folks (especially when I phone them!) "
Review 2 for 1-Gang 1-Way Dimmer Switch White 250W
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Works Great
13 Nov 2013
By lightninguk
, Wolverhampton
" I use this switch with 20 downlights that have 5w LED GU10 bulbs fitted. Others have suggested this switch doesn't work with LED's and thats not correct, it does...
I would suggest you go onto the website and or ring them for advice. Thats what I did and they gave me a list of LED GU10 bulbs that had been tested, also some good advice on how many I would need to drive the dimmer, two guys I spoke with were very helpful.
The dim up and down and soft on/off works a treat and gives a real WOW factor and the fact you can use the app on your iPhone/android is also cool.
I press one button the lights go off the lamp comes on at 20% the TV, DVD and amp all switch on and I'm ready to watch a movie, the dogs nuts if you ask me.... "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 1-Gang 1-Way Dimmer Switch White 250W
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Would you recommend this product? No
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beware
16 Apr 2013
By dontlikenicknames
, stroud
" Generally the lightwave rf kit works very well but there is no simple on off switch in the range and these switches don't work with most LED's, even dimable ones. There is also a 250W limit so if you use old type bulbs you can easily exceed this limit (downlights in a kitchen for example)
I have had a few failures (switches and sockets) as well so although expensive and well made the reliability is questionable.
Finally, LightwaveRF are very bad at new product release timescales, namely their radiator valve/room thermostat offering, a very attractive idea in my circumstances, which is at least 2 years late, even their forum admin have no idea if it will ship. Six months ago they said it would ship in two weeks! They haven't even updated their web site or provided any updates even if you register interest. "
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for 1-Gang 1-Way Dimmer Switch White 250W
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Would you recommend this product? No
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disappointed
10 Aug 2012
By Magical
, London
" I am sorry to have to write this but I am disappointed, to find that the dimmers do not work with dimmable LED bulbs I had such high hopes for your products and being new on the market I would have thought that they would have been manufactured them to the latest European standards and to match the latest bulbs.
What a great shame "
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.