Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches are for adjusting and setting the lighting mood, to avoid any harsh lighting and glare. This can be done using a rotary, sliding or touch adjustments. Benefits include reduced energy consumption and improved longevity of bulbs.

Types
The two types of dimmer switches are:

  • Leading-edge dimmer switches which are used for incandescent and halogen lighting. They allow for the retrofitting of LED bulbs if required. These switches employ simple technologies and are a good option where cost is a consideration.
  • Trailing-edge dimmers can also be used with incandescent and halogen light bulbs, but the 'soft start' feature they employ can result in a premature failure in filament bulbs. Therefore, this type of dimmer is better suited for use with LED light bulbs.


Features
Dimmer switches have various design features, including:

  • Low profile: a slim but raised profile that permits installation on uneven surfaces.
  • Moulded: a plastic switch offering an economical alternative where function is more important than style.
  • Screwless: provides a slick finish with no visible fixings, installed by clipping onto a rear mount.

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Description Price Switch Type Maximum Supported Wattage Voltage Rating Number of Ways Number of Gangs Series Standards Met
RS Stock No. 790-3054
Mfr. Part No.2250 U
MYR332.45
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Rotary 600W 230 V 2 1 - -
RS Stock No. 790-3050
Mfr. Part No.2200 UJ-212
MYR139.38
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Rotary 400W 230 V 1 1 - -
RS Stock No. 790-3066
Mfr. Part No.6565 U
MYR661.24
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Rotary 315W 230 V 1 2 - -
RS Stock No. 790-3063
Mfr. Part No.6513 U-102
MYR458.89
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Rotary 420W 230 V 2 1 - -