Any sparkies in the house today? A quick question...

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  1. Mr Incredible

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    I have some MK grid dimmer units which have failed, and they look to be over £20 each to replace. :eek: There are some Varilight "Uni"-grid dimmer switches at about £6 each, but I need to know whether they'd fit the existing patresses and grid plates that the MK are fitted in.

    E,g.

    MK Grid Dimmer

    Varilight Dimmer

    Will it fit or do I need to think about replacing mounting plates as well?

    Thanks. :smashin:
     
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    Most grid dimmer modules now come with adapters to fit whatever yolk you have.

    However, Varilight are good, but if i had MK, i would fit the same again.

    Yu just need to look at how long you have had them for.

    You pays your money, you takes your choice.
     
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    I've had the MK dimmers about 11 years and out of 6 grid dimmers I have, 4 have failed (refuse to push-on). @ £22 a pop for the MK I don't think Varilight could do much worse @ £6 each!

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. niceguy235uk

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    Ill eat my hat if you get the varilights to last 11 years.:laugh:

    They should be fine though.:thumbsup:
     
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    MK have a 10 year warranty. Pity I'm just outside it! :(
     
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    Always worth a phone call anyway, just in case the customer service is top notch.
     
  7. Mr Incredible

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    I sent them an email. They're going to send 4 replacements on the understanding I will return the faulty ones! Result! It does pay to grumble!
     
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    Now that's a result! :arty:
     
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    That's awesome customer service! Good work.
     
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    Great result for you, it will also help with their R+D to improve future products when they pull apart the failed ones.
     

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