Chrome 4 Gang 1 way dimmer £3.12 @ Screwfix
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Chrome 4 Gang 1 way dimmer £3.12 @ Screwfix

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Found 30th Dec 2015Made hot 30th Dec 2015
Bargain for this. At least 15 quid elsewhere and plenty in stock around me. Purchased one yesterday for my father.

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Original Poster

Thanks for adding a image. Couldn't do it on the app

edwardw121

Purchased one yesterday for my father.



It works on people?

Original Poster

Yes.... Magic

is this to go with the stainless steel toilet that was on offer from Screwfix just the other day?

alexc100

is this to go with the stainless steel toilet that was on offer from … is this to go with the stainless steel toilet that was on offer from Screwfix just the other day?



Need to set the right mood lighting for prison love.

Do dimmers still exist? lol.

I use my phone or tablet to dim my lights and turn them on / off and different colours. Can turn them on and off anywhere in the world as long as I have net access.

Modern tech is really cool guys try it!.

No USB port???

imcconvey

Do dimmers still exist? lol.I use my phone or tablet to dim my lights and … Do dimmers still exist? lol.I use my phone or tablet to dim my lights and turn them on / off and different colours. Can turn them on and off anywhere in the world as long as I have net access.Modern tech is really cool guys try it!.



Utterly and Entirely Pointless use of technology .... but thanks for sharing

It's 4 gang 1 way not 4 way

imcconvey

Do dimmers still exist? lol.I use my phone or tablet to dim my lights and … Do dimmers still exist? lol.I use my phone or tablet to dim my lights and turn them on / off and different colours. Can turn them on and off anywhere in the world as long as I have net access.Modern tech is really cool guys try it!.



I saw a demo of those Philips bulbs. I just stood there and stared at the guy...

"why? why would I want to do that? Why would I want green lighting? Why would I want to **** around with my phone just to turn a light on? red lights? Really? I don't live in a house with ladies of the night".

I've got plenty of money in the bank for decent tech but red bulbs have been around for years, people didn't use them for a reason.
Edited by: "ro53ben" 30th Dec 2015

imcconvey

Do dimmers still exist? lol.I use my phone or tablet to dim my lights



would be easier to just use the dimmer switch, and why on earth would you want to mess around with your home lighting if you are not at home :-/ .. what a useless bit of tech

Is it full HD or 4k?

Original Poster

4 gang then! Heat

ro53ben

I saw a demo of those Philips bulbs. I just stood there and stared at the … I saw a demo of those Philips bulbs. I just stood there and stared at the guy..."why? why would I want to do that? Why would I want green lighting? Why would I want to **** around with my phone just to turn a light on? red lights? Really? I don't live in a house with ladies of the night".I've got plenty of money in the bank for decent tech but red bulbs have been around for years, people didn't use them for a reason.



Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you can turn them on and off and dim them without leaving your bed, chair, sofa or even turn them on and off when you aren't even anywhere near your house. I work nights and in Summer I leave for work when its light. Once its dark I turn on some lights through my phone so make it look like someone is home.

Did I mention it dims? Yes more uses. Dimmers are useless now.
Edited by: "imcconvey" 30th Dec 2015

asiot

would be easier to just use the dimmer switch, and why on earth would you … would be easier to just use the dimmer switch, and why on earth would you want to mess around with your home lighting if you are not at home :-/ .. what a useless bit of tech



Same to you. See the reply above. And no its more of an inconvenience to get up and go to a dimmer switch ... sat on the sofa, dim the light... or get up, walk over to the dimmer, turn it, sit back down? Yes useless. Its the way were headed anyway. You stick with your OLD tech.

Edited by: "imcconvey" 30th Dec 2015

Original Poster

I actually like mobile tech. Home automation etc. But it's expensive. This is £3 for goodness sake!

what box this needs?

imcconvey

Same to you. See the reply above. And no its more effort to get up and go … Same to you. See the reply above. And no its more effort to get up and go to a dimmer switch ... sat on the sofa, dim the light... or get up, walk over to the dimmer, turn it, sit back down? Yes useless. Its the way were headed anyway. You stick with your OLD tech.



Lets hope your phone doesn't run out of battery...

Original Poster

johnro

what box this needs?


Think it should fit a standard back box !

imcconvey

Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you … Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you can turn them on and off and dim them without leaving your bed, chair, sofa or even turn them on and off when you aren't even anywhere near your house. I work nights and in Summer I leave for work when its light. Once its dark I turn on some lights through my phone so make it look like someone is home.Did I mention it dims? Yes more uses. Dimmers are useless now.



Coloured bulbs been around for ever, ask the fairground folk. I don't want to pretend I live on a camp site next to a Waltzer.

Likewise, timed switches have been around for decades.

It's just using tech for the sake of it, and paying through the nose too. No real benefit.

"I'm comfy on the sofa, I wish I could dim the lights without getting up" - said no person ever.
Edited by: "ro53ben" 30th Dec 2015

imcconvey

Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you … Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you can turn them on and off and dim them without leaving your bed, chair, sofa or even turn them on and off when you aren't even anywhere near your house. I work nights and in Summer I leave for work when its light. Once its dark I turn on some lights through my phone so make it look like someone is home.Did I mention it dims? Yes more uses. Dimmers are useless now.



Does it close the curtains too? As lights on at night just makes it easier for burglars to window shop.

should call some of the comments on here - Hot Under The Collar Comments. Good find - I still use a dimmer switch, have two legs and don't mind the exercise to walk from the couch to said light switch.

imcconvey

Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you … Red bulbs. You are showing your age. Even if you keep the bulbs WHITE you can turn them on and off and dim them without leaving your bed, chair, sofa or even turn them on and off when you aren't even anywhere near your house. I work nights and in Summer I leave for work when its light. Once its dark I turn on some lights through my phone so make it look like someone is home.Did I mention it dims? Yes more uses. Dimmers are useless now.



You can do that without paying a fortune for Phillips, etc rip-off bulbs using stuff such as lightwaveRF.

Original Poster

Light wave is still expensive. 4 way dimmers are like £80+ plus the wifi link at 60 quid

..Anyway back to the deal, agree blinding price (excuse the pun..) but they're cheap for a reason.
Read some of the reviews for the one or two gang equivalent fittings and most people slate them. Badly made and hard to install and also no good with led bulbs, as insufficient wattage load makes them flicker apparently. OK for buying cheap then selling on but not worth fitting them from the sound of it.

oddballjamie

It works on people?


Excellent! I could do with my daughter being a bit dimmer as she's a bit of a smartass, and she's not even 3 yet...

If all I need is Chrome, could I not make her dimmer from my PC? I don't know if I want to have her involved in gangs anyway... oO

A one way dimmer, so when you turn it down you cant go back up?

Great price heat

Dimmers are still useful cos it does not blow the bulbs that much as an on/off switch. And saving electricity whilst watching the TV. Money saving!
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