touch dimmers or knobs?


Which do you prefer?
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Marvin wrote:

Ahem. Wording the following carefully now...
I prefer the latter :-)
/Not/ touch dimmers. Because you invariably end up touching it one touch too many and the lights go out, so you have to start again.
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Marvin wrote:

X-10 + passive IR
-- Sue
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Can you elaborate please.
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snipped-for-privacy@netscape.net wrote:

The passive IR sensors detect movement around the house and the computer automatically sets lighting levels as you do so, depending on the time and location. eg, in the early hours it will set them dim (non-blinding) in the hallways but brighter on the stairwells.
The X-10 light switches also respond to the remote control pad and, of course, work as touch dimmers.
One press of a button or sensor input (eg smoke detector) will turn on all the lights in the house.
--
Sue



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Knobs.
Touch dimmers are harder to set quickly.
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Marvin wrote:

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Marvin wrote:

Neither! Spawn of the devil both of them :-)
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The Medway Handyman wrote:

I agree, but my parents like them.
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Watch out some touch dimmers are affected by damp. My parents installed one in their front room but found in the winter when the room was not used a lot the light would come on by itself and cycle up and down in brightness and no amount of touching would stop it.
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