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    What light switch do I get?

    I want to use that £20 Screwfix voucher and want to use that opportunity to replace 3 dimmer switches with normal volex switches which seem to be everywhere else in the house and replace the chandeliers bulbs with energy efficient ones.

    screwfix.com/app…569

    Dunno what one to get though, I only need singles...

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    the 65p ones look fine to me but I'm no electrician.

    It depends on how your lighting is setup. If you have 2 switches that control the same light you would use Volex 10AX 1G 2W Sw for example.

    2W for 2 way
    1W for 1 way

    The 2W can be used on both 1 way and 2 way circuits.

    dont think the screwfix voucher works

    Yes, I think 65p one should be fine unless you want something prettier.

    At the moment, how many switches are controlling the lights? Is it more than one?

    Original Poster

    Only 1 switch needed per room, so 1W's look fine, but there are multiple options..., Dining Room, Reception-Hallway and Living room all got chandelier only with 1 light switch only but dimmers.

    schizoboy

    Only 1 switch needed per room, so 1W's look fine, but there are multiple … Only 1 switch needed per room, so 1W's look fine, but there are multiple options..., Dining Room, Reception-Hallway and Living room all got chandelier only with 1 light switch only but dimmers.



    where you living schizo...not a stately home !! LOL

    I'd go for a remote controlled switch, will change mine to this format in time :-D

    Beware

    Some energy efficient bulbs do not work with Dimmers

    Same as Flourencent lights

    Original Poster

    grimm6

    BewareSome energy efficient bulbs do not work with DimmersSame as … BewareSome energy efficient bulbs do not work with DimmersSame as Flourencent lights



    Hence the need for the normal switchs 1st

    Original Poster

    currychops

    where you living schizo...not a stately home !! LOL



    I wish lol

    Just a typical old 4 bedroom semi in North London, this place looks poor compared to the mansions down the road.
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