I bought a single switch to see how it looked and felt before kitting out the whole house, and it arrived this morning. First impressions were good, the stainless steel one I bought looked good and the buttons felt solid. Installation was a bit more tricky; we have shallow drywall backboxes and they are filled with quite a lot of wires (the loop comes down to each box, so for a single light switch there are 3 cables coming in and with neutrals joined via connecting blocks). With quite a deep dimmer module it was a struggle to get it all to fit in, so it would be mostly impossible for our double switches (4 cables and connecting blocks).
First impressions, positive:
= arrived next day
= switch looks nice
= has soft-on and soft-off
= no screws visible
= clear plastic surround nicely covers backbox lugs
= silent (the intelliswitch it replaced buzzed)
= large module makes it tight for space in our backboxes
= takes quite a long time to fully dim/bright using switches (8 seconds)
= max 250W (probably 180W halogen max)
= would prefer a longer warranty
= not sure if I like the LEDs
Didn’t buy any RF remotes or wifi-link yet, need to spend a bit longer with the switches to see if we can live with them everywhere.
Nice write up, Keep us informed, I’m still debating whether to change.
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