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Really smooth high quality dimmer.
on 28 February 2018
I nearly returned this because the LED spotlights I bought at the same time seemed to work fine at first with the existing dimmer, but that was until we checked them out in more detail and finally noticed flickering at certain brightness levels caused by incompatibility with the old dimmer. So I cancelled the return request and got into the job of installing this new dimmer switch on the wall; 2 gang with another standard light switch on the left button for ceiling mounted LEDs and the right hand button connected to a chandelier over our dinning table with three 40W standard tungsten bulbs in it.
The moment arrived to switch on and nothing appeared to happen, but as I turned the LEDs up they lazily came on and gently turned up to full. The tungsten chandelier did exactly the same, giving a rather dreamy effect to light changes. So I am more than delighted with this switch and love the way it changes ambiance in such a smooth and relaxed way and of course with good solid lighting from the LEDs with no flickering. I didn't bother with the rather complicated programming the instructions were on about as it worked perfectly out of the box on standard factory settings. For anyone considering replacing their ceiling mounted reflector bulbs with LED bulbs, the ones I purchased were the 2700K Phillips warm bulbs and the light these produce was perfect beyond my expectations, producing a nice warm light indistinguishable from the original tungsten bulbs. The dimmer further enhances this lighting effect and turning them down makes an even richer light, perfect for an evening in.
Update: Decided to try programming the dimmer to get the LED lights down lower. The instructions were easy to follow and the LEDs now dim right down. They would have gone further down to off, but I opted not to do this because there is a slight flickering at the point they are about to lose all power. One small increment above that gave me both stability and a nice low lighting effect.