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Saturday, April 4, 2015

D is for Dimmer switch















When dimmers talk
They might just balk,
And not reply
Would you cry?

36 comments:

  1. I think I could cry, I like my lights, even dimmers, to work when I want them to work.

    betty

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    1. I like my lights on especialy on a cold dark winter's night. Good D post Dixie.

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    2. Betty, me too. I used to you tube to repair one. I'm not meant for this occupation, though. ;p

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    3. Thank you, Yvonne. I even use tiny Christmas lights on my fireplace.

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  2. My husband works with camera's, so he's in love with dimmer switches. He loves anything that manipulates light. Our whole house is dimmed when he's home and I'm constantly turning the lights back up in each room behind him. I'm blind as a bat and need all the light I can get ;)

    You can find me here:
    ClarabelleRant

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    1. Clarabelle, thanks for leaving me your link!

      I like strong light in the kitchen. :)

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  3. I'd get a hammer then they'd stammer in the dimmer slammer

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  4. that's far away future for me... we have them not....

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    1. I remember you shared that last fall when I had to replace one. They are very nice.

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  5. No dimmer here, don't need them I fear.

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  6. My husband used to be an electrician and I helped him with a few jobs so I know about those dimmer switches. They can be really nice in a dining room for dimming the lights low. :)

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    1. I have two chandeliers and I really enjoy them. Nice to have a hubby who knows electrical stuff :)

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  7. With the new European laws about light bulbs, if you combine some of them with a dimmer switch they crackle! :0)

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  8. These really are brilliant contraptions! :D

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  9. I remember when my dad put in a dimmer switch. It was the first I'd seen. I thought it was amazing. Played with it until I got yelled at.

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  10. Your rhymes are awesome. Dimmer switches are fab. Untethered Realms / MPax

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    1. M, I've been taking lessons from Pat and the cat!
      I love reading "Untethered Realms" posts!!

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  11. My husband is obsessed with dimmer switches and lighting, so we have a lot. He does it for family and friends too.

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  12. i don't know how I survived before dimmer switches! The less light the better late at night, and first thing in the morning! Fun poem, Dixie!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I keep low lighting too.

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  13. Nothing this complicated in my house- we have candles and fingertips covered in melted wax- and lots of aloe vera growing to treat minor burns :-)

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    1. Oh ouch, Lisa! But I do love your blog home! I should an aloe vera, instead of relying on the bottled stuff. Love to watch them grow!

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  14. I thought that dimmers didn't work with the new energy saving bulbs. Ours have all gone - or maybe I'm not as romantic nowadays!

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    1. I have dimmers with the two chandeliers - they use a smaller bulb. They're too pretty to take down. But there are two dimmers for each room... opposite sides of the rooms. I really am lucky I guess. First time they've been replaced in, maybe thirty years! (smile).

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  15. I'm too old for dimmers. I need full blast. LOL!
    Untethered Realms

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    1. Hi Gwen, I've been enjoying the A-Z at Untethered Realms! you guys are so creative.

      Need full blast? I understand (smile)

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  16. I only have a dimmer in one room and seldom use it. Mostly I run around the house turning off lights other people left on.

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    1. Oh Susan, that is a pet peeve of mine. Turning lights off that others leave on. Maybe you could install those switches that auto turn off in a set amount of minutes.

      Thank you for visiting me. I enjoyed your post for "D" day!

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  17. Dimmer switches are darn cool inventions to control the proper amount of light in a room. We have one in our bedroom. Ever since we installed it, which has been many years now, the light bulbs don't burn out so quickly. Turning the light on more gently keeps the filament from popping. We also have one in the living room on one of the table lamps. Another neat thing you can do with corded dimmer (sliding-type) switches is to plug your strands of Christmas lights into it. This is especially good if you use the old-fashion 7w bulbs, which we did years ago. It's very relaxing to create a soft glow in the evenings while watching TV during the holiday season.

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    1. AH, someone who knows what I'm talking about! Too cool, Cathy.

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