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Varilight Dimmer 2G 2x 250W/VA

Varilight Dimmer 2G 2x 250W/VA
Average Customer Rating:
4.25 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 16 reviews
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15 of 16(94%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
Review 1 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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ideal for the job
29 May 2015
By taza
, north kent
" Trailing edge dimmer, a must for LED lamps. Nice smooth action so much so client asked me to change out his other switches. "
Review 2 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Dimmer switch
16 Jan 2015
By Balmedie
, Aberdeen
" Easy to fit, great value for money. No buzzing. Need to check instructions as they have an initial setting to be set when first used. "
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Essential for Halogen bulbs
8 Dec 2014
By LesWiggy
, Staffs
" It's important you buy dimmer switches which are designed specifically for using with halogen bulbs. Even though basic dimmers may work in a fashion you may find they emit a buzzing sound. Equally there is a good chance the bulbs or switch may blow.
I am using this double Varilight dimmer switch to operate two light units containing 4*33w G4 halogen bulbs in each fitting.
The switch works perfectly with no buzzing noises. It is probably a worthwhile economy to purchase good quality bulbs.
Although more expensive than a "basic" dimmer switch it is certainly worth the extra cost.
I am confident that the switch will prove reliable in the long term.
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Great dimmer switch
17 Nov 2014
By Itwillwork
, Yateley
" I have been through a few dimmer switches over the past few years and changed to LED bulbs in place of GU10 units about a year ago, they never worked that well with the last dimmer we had but I think that is because the GU10's were at the maximum of what the switch could handle and it died.
Bought this switch after reading the other reviews and it works perfectly straight out of the bag with no setting up required.
Perfect!
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Great for LED lighting
19 Sep 2014
By Rolyscrewloose
, Watford
" As per other reviews I bought this as my existing dimmer causes my LED bulbs to flicker which was unbearable.
This dimmer is superb, great range of dimming from very low (almost off) to very bright and doesn't flicker at all. Haven't tried the programmable features as it works great for me out of the box just how I want it.
More expensive than standard dimmer switches but worth it for LED bulbs and the quality looks good. "
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Great little dimmer
23 Aug 2014
By colinthesparks
, perth
" A well made dimmer switch, witch can dim almost any type of light.
The programmable features are easy to use and make setting a rooms min and max light level simple.
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Review 7 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Trailing edge
9 Nov 2013
By Bombardier
, Feltham
" Perfect for LED dimming, pretty generic design, simple wiring. Make sure the LEDs are dimmable. Does the job. "
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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A must for LED bulbs
3 Jun 2015
By Me01
, Berkshire
" Easy to fit. Default dimming mode gives about 50% light reduction with the bulbs I bought - haven't tried alternate trailing edge mode or configuration yet. Still think these LED products are over-priced with a long return on investment but maybe I'll save the planet meantime. "
Review 9 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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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. "
Review 10 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Does exactly what's claimed
10 Feb 2015
By topo
, East Barnet
" Unlike the older leading edge triggered dimmers this trailing edge version works with dimmable LED lights without causing any flicker. It also works with incandescent lamps and also has a good feel operationally. "
Review 11 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Dimmer
21 Nov 2014
By Antoppy
, Andover
" Have to recommend because there doesnt seem to be much else out there at the moment for LED lamps. "
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Trailing Edge Dimmer
13 Oct 2014
By Lobatse
, Dorset
" I needed to replace my existing dimmer (leading edge) to enable the dimming of the LED GU10 bulbs that have now replaced the halogen ones. This product was perfect, a simple straight replacement that was exactly the same size as the original. Wiring was easy and it works perfectly. Can't judge reliability yet. "
Review 13 for Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
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Dimmer
11 Jun 2014
By Miek
, Llanelli
" Not many dimmers around for LEDs, does what it says on the description. "
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Varilight LED dimmer
17 Mar 2014
By kdsworld
, Bristol
" Good price and quality for a dimmer but beware these things have programmable modes and low light settings which are a pain to setup, especially the minimum light setting. I spent a good half hour trying to set the minimum light setting and eventually gave up. "
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Works well
3 Nov 2013
By Odddjob
, Coalville
" Does what it says on the tin.
I had one channel controlling a 120W electronic halogen lighting transformer (unknown make) worked fine and controlled well. Second channel controlling 80W of mains halogen lighting again no problems.
Controls well, slight delay between adjusting the knob and varying the light output but I guess this part of the soft-start feature.
Very quiet, no noticeable buzzing from the dimmer. "
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Read the small print
7 Apr 2013
By mike1234
, Southampton
" It didn't work for me.
In the information leaflet it says only for up to 10 led bulbs. And only 100 watts.
I was trying to dim 12 by 9 Watt bulbs. So a no go.
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0 of 12 people found this review helpful.