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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Not the greatest but it works
I have a 1 3/8" diameter lamp, and the dimmer switch was broken. I had previously ordered the plastic dimmer replacement version from Amazon, but that model did not fit into the housing, so I decided to try this one. I was able to fit this dimmer into the tube and get it to work, but not without some modifications. As another reviewer commented, the plastic dimmer knob/switch does not come out very easily. When I pulled it off, it looked like I did some damage. After putting the dimmer in the tube, I realized that the knob/switch would not fit back on to the dimmer because the dimmmer side did not extend far enough out. I was able to grind away a portion of the knob side to get it to work, and I added a dab of super glue so it wouldn't come off too easily. The end result is that it works, and I now have a functioning light again. Usually these dimmer switches last me about 2 years, so it is a wait and see to determine how long this one will last. I gave this 4 stars because it actually fit into the housing.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
Beware of the diameter
I was excited to get this replacement dimmer, only to find that the lamp tube has to be at least 1.5 inches. Mine is 1.25 inches and the dimmer will not fit in the tube. It says on the package the dimmer came in but not in the online description. Now I have to find one that will fit a 1.25 inch tube.
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It gets the job done
It works, & it's nice to have the torchieres be able to turn all the way up again. I have 4 of these lamps. Seems like where they fail is the switches - either they don't turn on at all or they lose their full range of dimming. These switches are relatively easy to install and now all my lamps work as they did when bought. The reason I did not give 5 stars though is because the knobs seem to fall off easily after the repair - once or twice a week I have to pick up the knob from the floor and press it back on. I'm getting used to the idea of actually pushing in on the knob while operating the dimmer. Definitely an improvement over the factory dimmer in operation though and it beats having to buy new lamps (which they don't make these halogen torchieres anymore)