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.

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.

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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RS Stock No. 908-8863
Mfr. Part No.GGBL6012CS
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400W - 2 1 Lisse
RS Stock No. 908-8879
Mfr. Part No.GGBL6042CS
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250W - 2 4 Lisse
RS Stock No. 908-8860
Mfr. Part No.GGBL6032CS
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250W - 2 3 Lisse
RS Stock No. 908-8866
Mfr. Part No.GGBL6022CS
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250W - 2 2 Lisse
RS Stock No. 908-8876
Mfr. Part No.GGBL6022LS
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100W - 2 2 Lisse