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mochyn

Dimmer witches and bulbs...

Which low-energy bulbs can be used with dimmer switches? We need some for the village hall.
marigold

Nice typo mochyn Very Happy
Northern_Lad

Dimmer witches? Are they the ones who can't turn people into newts?
mochyn

I've just seen what I typed.

I can't apologise enough to any witches here, although I imagine some are brighter than others.

What I meant to say was, of course dimmer Switches.

I'm sorry.

I have just spent a few minutes laughing my head off, and I'm glad people realized it was a typo.
woodsprite

The way I'm working this morning I must be one of those dimmer witches that you're referring to! Shocked Rolling Eyes
tahir

Re: Dimmer witches and bulbs...

mochyn wrote:
Which low-energy bulbs can be used with dimmer switches? We need some for the village hall.


You need to be careful with this, speak to someone at a lighting specialist, maybe www.lyco.co.uk could help?

Very few low energy lamps work with dimmers as far as I know..
mochyn

Thanks for that, Tahir. I know they're hard to find, but I'm determined!
dougal

Re: Dimmer witches and bulbs...

tahir wrote:
mochyn wrote:
Which low-energy bulbs can be used with dimmer switches? We need some for the village hall.


You need to be careful with this, speak to someone at a lighting specialist, maybe www.lyco.co.uk could help?

Very few low energy lamps work with dimmers as far as I know..


Generally *fluorescent* bulbs/tubes can't be dimmed.
And the bulbs commonly sold as "low energy" are generally fluorescent.

Low *voltage* (and inherently low energy) LEDs should be dimmable - but you need an expensive special dimmer - pulse width modulation, I think.

What is the purpose of the dimmers?
For a large room, you could probably achieve a number of different (but fixed) light levels by having lights wired up as groups (but with the members of each group spread around the hall). So you could switch on say one, two, three or all four groups... for example.
mochyn

Found some (Megaman) at the Green Shop, but they're 12;95 each! We'd need about 25...
Jonnyboy

B&Q sells them.
mochyn

Jonnyboy wrote:
B&Q sells them.


I'll have a look there, then...
Mary-Jane

Northern_Lad wrote:
Dimmer witches? Are they the ones who can't turn people into newts?


Laughing Prolly couldn't get into Hogwarts either...
mochyn

M-J: you're a baggage.
Northern_Lad

mochyn wrote:
M-J: you're a baggage.


Surprised Good job you're a girlie Mochyn: had you been male I think you'd be dead by now.
JB

I think I've found that dimmer witch you asked for, link
Mary-Jane

Northern_Lad wrote:
mochyn wrote:
M-J: you're a baggage.


Surprised Good job you're a girlie Mochyn: had you been male I think you'd be dead by now.


The Sisterhood is strong Cool
mochyn

Mary-Jane wrote:
Northern_Lad wrote:
mochyn wrote:
M-J: you're a baggage.


Surprised Good job you're a girlie Mochyn: had you been male I think you'd be dead by now.


The Sisterhood is strong Cool


With the exception of the woman in JB's thread.
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