halogen dimmer swiches


Postby rambo77 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:29 pm

hi there can anyone tell me where i can find a 2way 2gang halogen dimmer switch please

iv just replaced my wall lights and they are halogen bulbs and iv been told i need a halogen dimmer switch to use with em as the current dimmer switch also contorls the ceiling to anyone know where i can find one

thanks
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:33 am

[quote="rambo77"]hi there can anyone tell me where i can find a 2way 2gang halogen dimmer switch please

iv just replaced my wall lights and they are halogen bulbs and iv been told i need a halogen dimmer switch to use with em as the current dimmer switch also contorls the ceiling to anyone know where i can find one

thanks[/quote]

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Postby DONFRAMAC » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:27 pm

The halogen dip-beam lights on cars used to be used thro' a dropper resistor, when side-lights were on, but the low temperature of the filament caused early burn-out of the dip filament, so that regulation got abandoned.
I would expect a halogen-specific dimmer to be moderate in its voltage-drop as a result.
Fluorescent lights also, cannot tolerate much voltage-drop, but that is because it causes flicker.
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Postby rambo77 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:44 pm

sod all this messing about i just changed the bulbs from 20w to 10w that will do untill i can find a suitable dimmer

thanks anyway
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