Can anyone recommend a wall dimmer switch/relay that will work with standard dimmable bulbs? I want the UX to be simple, ideally an old fashioned rotary dimmer dial but I don't think they exists
I don't want Fibaro due to cost, i'm considering Shelly Dimmer modules but would either need to deepen my 25mm back boxes or install in ceiling. I would use the modules with retractive switches, either 3 position (if behind back box) or standard (if in ceiling).
Are there any switches available to do what I want?
The tech sheet states this too
• Requires a live and a switched live
• No neutral required
• Master & slave mode combined into one product
• Fits into a 25mm back box
• Blue back-light which can be turned on/off
• Up to 250W LED
• Up to 250W Halogen
I believe from memory of my training on them the minimum is 20w.
I got some stuff from my local CEF wholesalers in Swindon they were flogging stuff cheap as they were testing them to see how they sold. You can go on their website and see which ones sell Arora then pop in.
Can you get to the wiring above the lights (If using spots for instance) as a samotech SM309 will fit through the hole, it does require a neutral, but you will have one at the first light and where the cable to the light switch is connected to the lighting circuit. Also these work best with a push button rather than a toggle switch, but if you use the switch rarely then you can just leave it off but connected, then turn on off to turn on and on off to turn off. on and hold to adjust dim then off when set.
They dim LED's really well right down to off with no flicker.
I know what you mean, but there are limited options with no neutral and 25mm back boxes. I recently installed 4 lightwaverf dimmers thinking they'd be the solution, they're terrible! Hard to use and don't work with HE. I was planning to do Shelly dimmer modules with retractive switches but with 2 kids under 5, can't find the time. The Aurora's should be easy to fit and more importantly, intuitive, so I don't need to train visitors how to turn the light on!
I'm assuming 2 core cable at the switch? You could just install a dimmer at the main light then use the switch line down to the switch as a switch line for the device. There is a ZigBee dimmer that is supported that could go in the ceiling box then job done. Grab a nice retractive switch and put it on the end. Also Aurora have some ZigBee input switches planned apparently
Yeah no neutral. I'll see how the Aurora goes, if it doesn't suit then i'll just have to go with Shelly modules.
I'm not that keen on the idea of standard retractive switches, I don't think they're very intuitive, eg press once for on, hold for dim down, hold again for dim up. I've had a 3 postition retrractive switch ready to try with a Shelly Dimmer module for a while but they keep delaying the release. The 3 position restractive switch would mean the Shelly module would need to go behind the switch as it needs 2 wires from switch to module.