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# 255497 14-Aug-2019 15:05
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We recently replaced all of our lights in our house with LEDs and its so much better.

 

Two of our light switches had the dimmer dial on them and they dont wind up enough for the lounge lights to match the rest, and they also dont dim to off.

 

I am looking at replacement switches and looking for recommendations, one light switch has the on/off switch on it with dimmer, and the other has 2 x on/off switch with dimmer.

 

Looking at Smart switches with Alexa/Google Home compatibility, I see Belkin\Wemo do 'Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer (F7C059) but it doesnt appear to be in NZ, TP Link do a Smart Switch but has no dimmer.

 

 

 

What are you using?


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  # 2299314 14-Aug-2019 15:31
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I understand from the wholesaler I use that LED LAMPS must have a dimmer designed for them.
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  # 2299349 14-Aug-2019 16:23
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We just had new led recessed lights put in with pdl dimmer , works really well. Mabey swap out your dimmer?

 
 
 
 


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  # 2299372 14-Aug-2019 17:11
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CB_24:

 

We recently replaced all of our lights in our house with LEDs and its so much better.

 

Two of our light switches had the dimmer dial on them and they dont wind up enough for the lounge lights to match the rest, and they also dont dim to off.

 

I am looking at replacement switches and looking for recommendations, one light switch has the on/off switch on it with dimmer, and the other has 2 x on/off switch with dimmer.

 

Looking at Smart switches with Alexa/Google Home compatibility, I see Belkin\Wemo do 'Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer (F7C059) but it doesnt appear to be in NZ, TP Link do a Smart Switch but has no dimmer.

 

 

 

What are you using?

 

 

 

 

You will need to match the dimmer to the LED fittings as some fittings are quite specific for the type of dimmer to use, and lots arn't. Talk to your light suppliers to advise you on what kind to get.

 

 




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  # 2299427 14-Aug-2019 20:04
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Thanks for the info

 

 

 

Seems TP-Link do a Dimmer Switch, but also not found in NZ

 

https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-switches/kasa-smart-wi-fi-light-switch-dimmer-hs220


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  # 2299769 15-Aug-2019 13:23
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CB_24:

 

Thanks for the info

 

 

 

Seems TP-Link do a Dimmer Switch, but also not found in NZ

 

https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-switches/kasa-smart-wi-fi-light-switch-dimmer-hs220

 

 

 

 

Amazon will ship them, but can't see if they work with 240v

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-HS220-Dimmer-Switch-1-Pack/dp/B079775ZZQ

 

 

 

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  # 2299877 15-Aug-2019 16:34
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AKT:

 

CB_24:

 

Thanks for the info

 

 

 

Seems TP-Link do a Dimmer Switch, but also not found in NZ

 

https://www.kasasmart.com/us/products/smart-switches/kasa-smart-wi-fi-light-switch-dimmer-hs220

 

 

 

 

Amazon will ship them, but can't see if they work with 240v

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-HS220-Dimmer-Switch-1-Pack/dp/B079775ZZQ

 

 

 

A

 

 

120V only, besides without a Valid SDOC using one of these has the potential to void your house insurance in the case of a fire

 

 


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  # 2299888 15-Aug-2019 17:08
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The manufacturer of the lights should have a list of dimmers that they have tested them with. I used PDL 600 series dimmers ones with switch lighting downlights and it works for me.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2306143 26-Aug-2019 13:06
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So these guys apparently have NZ certified smart wifi light switches that work with alexa/google home.  

 

 

 

https://www.futuresystems.co.nz/

 

 

 

Anyone tried them? looks like they use Lanbon switches from china, no idea on quality but the lanbon site has some bad translations going on.


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