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Thread: Wall switch working, but strangely

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    Default Wall switch working, but strangely

    Hi,

    I've just bought this double wall switch from UK Automation:
    http://www.uk-automation.co.uk/x10-d...od21r08et4vtg0

    It came very quickly, but I didn't think it was the right one as the instruction sheet describes it as a dimmable model for incandescent lamps. The one I ordered is supposed to be non-dimmable so I can use it with a 2D 26W ceiling lamp. The model number printed on the instruction sheet and also on the unit is PLC-R 2221E.

    I called up UK Automation, who assured me that the unit definitely is non-dimmable and therefore suitable for my lamp. However, having set it up, the light is behaving rather oddly. It takes quite a while to start up, then once on it flickers rapidly.

    Is it likely that this is, in fact, the wrong type of light switch?

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    Also, if this is the wrong unit, is it likely to have damaged my light or my bulb?

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    If its flickering, and takes a while to start up then I would say you have the dimming version. Can you try the switch with a normal bulb.
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    Thanks. Apart from this one, I have all CFL lights in my flat so can't test. I checked the model number, though, and it is the dimmer switch I've been sent. I've returned it.

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    I had this issue once and it was due to the screw in the face plate touching on the back pannel

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