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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:48 am 
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A new lighting zone comprising of several down-lights were fitted and controlled from a single dimmer switch approx two years ago.
This was working fine untill about a month back when it became apparent that while the swich is still 'dimming' it does not go completely as dim as it did previously!
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unless you have changed the bulbs then it can only mean the dimmer is failing.

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Little known fact:

If you have halogen lamps the dimmer should be down rated by 50%, so if you have 100W of lamps the dimmer should be rated at 200W, but there isn't one so you have the next size which is 250w (Higher is ok, lower is a no no, poof, bang zap)

Ok , it wont go poof bang zap but the dimmer will fail.

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wine~o wrote:
unless you have changed the bulbs then it can only mean the dimmer is failing.


No, the bulbs have not been changed.
The bulbs fitted were 11 No. 5 watt Dimmable. Is it just a case of replacing the Dimmer Switch then?

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