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136 of 138 people found the following review helpful.
By D. Williams
This dimmer cord helps for those lamps which don't dim on their own and one does not have a dimmer wall switch. I have about five of these in my home. All have worked well with no problems over the years. However, there is one thing that I would strongly point out. Not all of these dimmer cords have a light on the dimmer box. I accidently got one without the light and it makes it difficult to find in the dark. The light is turned on at the dimmer box and if there is no light on the box to tell you where it is in the dark room, it can be hard to find. This problem is solved if one makes sure that the dimmer box has a small light on it. The second thing that needs to be mentioned is that the outlet plug (into which the lamp plug needs to be inserted) is oriented perpendicular to the wall. If one has a lamp which has a similar outlet plug then with that lamp plug inserted in the dimmer plug which is inserted into the wall, the whole plug component is sticking about 4-6 inches out from the wall. If the outlet plug is behind a bookcase or furniture, this can be a problem. Even with a lamp plug that is flat, it will stick out several inches. Make sure there is enough space between the wall outlet and what is covering this unsightly mix of plugs and cords.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Works great! No buzzing. Also works with dimmable LED bulbs.
By Jeff Williams
I am using this with the Philips 429258 11-watt A19 LED Household Dimmable Light Bulb and it works GREAT!
I used black zip ties to affix it to my black lamp (see picture) and it looks like the lamp came that way.
There is no buzzing and it works great. And it was so easy to set up.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful. See all 416 customer reviews...
Good but stopped working too soon
By Hawaiian Steel
Update 7-23-15: Purchased this last November. It worked well for many months. It suddenly stopped working completely. I had to remove it and plug my desk lamp directly into the surge protector. This is much too short of a lifespan for this product. I will see if I can find a way to contact the manufacturer.
Original Rating 4 stars: This item adds the ability to control the brightness of a non-dimmable desk lamp. It does dim well but you can't turn it on at a dim level. It first jumps from off to bright and then you need to slide it back lower to reduce the brightness. This often causes your eyes to get blasted when in a dark room. But after this initial brightness you have a wide range of levels available to you. I enjoy having this flexibility.