Varilight Trailing Edge Push Dimmer 2G 1/2W 2 x 250W/VA
Great Value Dimmer
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.
15 Apr 2015
Does exactly what's claimed
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.
10 Feb 2015
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.
16 Jan 2015
Essential for Halogen bulbs
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.
8 Dec 2014