dimming via remote query - advice for idiot

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  1. baseborn

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    I'm a bit of an imbecile when it comes to technical stuff, so can someone please help me!!

    Iam converting a room for my home cinema equipment, and want to be able to dim the lights via remote.....This will probably be one overhead light and one lamp.....

    I'm looking at one of the cheaper philips remotes (around 150 - 200 quid) and want to know how to do this.....with as little technical knowledge as possible!!

    So can anyone tell me what i need, what it'll cost and how to do it in laymans terms please, the simplest method possible - ie as little fiddling around with wiring as is humanely possible

    Many thanks,

    Base
     
  2. JSW

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  3. museumsteve

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    well I bought a remote control dimmer light switch from B & Q for about £30 and it comes with a nice little remote. I;ve also coded my denon remote to operate it..:)
     
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    Hi-

    I bought a dimmer from TLC (www.tlc-direct.co.uk) which can be programmed from any remote. They start at £10.25 for a white one and go up to £15.15 for a chrome one.

    Hope this helps!

    :D
     
  5. smallman28

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    I got a basic remote dimmer that was learnable by my Pronto from Homebase for £12.99 before they stopped stocking them.
     
  6. Dominic

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    baseborn

    look at argos and they do for £25 a remote dimmer. i used a simularand then screwed this to a normal 50p white backplate and wired it up to a 4 way trailing socket, i have a 60W uplighter and 2 15W side lights all plugged in. The IR remote can then be used to teach one another remote and i an up and down and off the entire room.
     
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    museumsteve,

    I've a Denon 3802, and was wondering how you programmed your remote to dim your lights - I've not looked into doing it, so maybe asking you will save me some time... :)

    TIA.


    Gary.
     
  8. museumsteve

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    I don;t know your amp mate. I have an AVCA1SE with touch panel remote (which has learning function) so it was almost point and click..
     
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    Xraybloke,

    These look like nice dimmers.

    I want to use this switch to a transformer with 10 12v halogen spot lights.

    Are you running anything similar?:confused:
     
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    couldnt you use 240v halogens(gu10) a little more expenive than the 12v ones but no need for a transformer,or a dimmer designed to be used with a tranformer?
     

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