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  1. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    I just completed a job for neighbour through an insurance company and main contractor.
    I was asked at the beginning to put in LED downlights in the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite as an extra. All done.

    My neighbour is asking now if I can put dimmers on the downlights?.
    I should be... they are marketed as 'dimmable' LED downlights.
    Its the solo10 brand I got from CEF, but others supply them too.
    Does anyone know what brand of dimmer will work with these fittings? They are 10W each and theres 8 in the kitchen, 6 in bathroom and 4 in ensuite.
    Kitchen will be a 2 way dimmer, as there's another switch at another door.
    The 2 bathrooms will have to be made from a gridswitch system as theres a 2 gang switch for light and fan.
    I'm going to CEF in the morning to see what they suggest, but i'd like to know if anyone has had experience with these with a dimmer.
     
  2. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    The instructions just say compatible with trailing edge dimmers. I would try a v-pro so you can change the mode.
     
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    Idpost Active EF Member

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  4. farmerspark
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    farmerspark EF Member

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    Fitted hundreds of those lights, Varilight V pro worked every time
     
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  5. Flash
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    Flash EF Member

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    V-com or V-pro silent dimmers by varilight are the dogs b**locks. Tlc direct seem to be the best prices as well.
     
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    Briggs69 Active EF Member

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    V pro there great
     
  7. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    I went to CEF to ask about them this morning. They offered me the varilight, but it was a "leading" edge rather than trailing... and the guy at the desk couldn't fathom out what I meant by "a 2 gang gridswitch, with a dimmer, and a one way switch for the fan"

    Screwfix it is, then
     
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  9. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    screwfix was cheaper, and they're coming tomorrow
     
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Update. When Screwfix say it'll be delivered by 6:30 pm on Tuesday, they actually mean lunchtime Wednesday. Happens everytime. I should know by now.

    Fitted the grid dimmers today. Pretty big units, but I guess that's normal for any dimmer. Had to move all the cables around in the box a bit to get them to fit.
    They were all a bit loose where the spindle comes through the front plate, and not easy to tighten. Smallest screwdriver I have just about worked turning the ring nut.
    The terminals on the dimmer are tiny. Small screwdriver again, and only enough space for 3 x 1.5mm at a squeeze.
     
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    Spoon fed and still not happy! Did you have to work for a living today @littlespark@littlespark?
     
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  12. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Did they do the job though?
     
  13. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    I’m on run down to a holiday on Friday... could have done without the squeezing cables into a box. If I’d known, I’d have put in 45mm when roughing.

    Neighbour, though. Quick payer. I’ll have the money by Friday.

    Yes they did work. I even managed to programme the minimum brightness
     
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