I have 3 downlights recessed into the landing ceiling. I am on my second
dimmer (60 - 400W). The bulbs fitted are dimmable (according to the box).
Presumably dimmable means they'll continue to work off a lower voltage? Why
would 'non dimmable' bulbs affect the dimmer switch? If my bulbs are
dimmable, what might have happened to the dimmer switch?
Normal bulbs are usually dimmable. The energy saving (compact flourecent
lamps) and normal flourecent lights are not.
It may also be a little bit off the mark to say that bulbs supplied by a
dimmer switch are working off a lower voltage.
Are the downlights in the landing of the low voltage type that use a
transformer? If so you would need a dimmable transformer.
A little more info on your bulbs and fittings may help.
Some help on this please. I originally fitted 6 x 20w downlights on a normal
transformer-from B+Q. the transformer now seems to be faulty. went to B+Q,
they now sell packets of 3 x 60W DIMMABLE lights "without transformer".
These are too high watts for me. Their 20W ones are descibed as dimmable. So
went to website where transfomers where on sale for 150W and descibed as
DIMMABLE-can I use this transformer or will I need 60W ones
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