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dave4all
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Posted - 04/23/2021 :  2:10:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I have to replace the 15 Amp Single-Pole Toggle Light Switch in my kitchen.

The toggle is a dimmer.

I checked a few stores and they don't have anything like that available. The only dimmer they have

is the toggle on/off with a slider.

I don't need the extra slider, I need the toggle to be the on/off and dimmer.

Anyone knows if those are made anymore?

Thanks, Dave

BLH
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Posted - 04/23/2021 :  3:37:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You looking for a toggle style dimmer. Where the toggle lever is off all the way down and starts ramping as the lever is moved up, to full on.

Do a search with your favorite search engine.

I found many listed with a search on "toggle style dimmer". Amazon, Home depot and Walmart are a few vendors I saw.

I would check the ratings of them to make sure your load is not too much for the type bulbs you are using. Or needed a neutral power connection. Over what many switches are two wire use. Line and Load.

Edited by - BLH on 04/23/2021 3:42:21 PM
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dave4all
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Posted - 04/23/2021 :  6:15:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is the one I need due to the mirror I have. No stores and google can find one. Are? Try to add a pic.

https://forums.anandtech.com/attachments/image-jpg.43539/
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BLH
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Posted - 04/24/2021 :  03:13:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the added data.
I don't believe a photo can be attached here. The link to your photo. Is not available without me being a forum member there.
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dave4all
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USA
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Posted - 04/24/2021 :  06:27:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok maybe I was not clear on description :)
The switch I have most in my house has this type. The kitchen one just broke and it is the regular toggle switch that has the dimmer incorporated. So if I turn it down it is off, if I move it up it is dimming the light without any second slide operation. The stores have the toggle with slide or a wider dimmer(cannot use it due to the
mirror cover cut to the thin switch I have today. I think it is hard to find...
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dave4all
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USA
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Posted - 04/24/2021 :  06:35:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found one online ...,
https://www.amazon.com/GE-Switch-Dimmable-Incandescent-18025/dp/B002DNAG4W
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BLH
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Posted - 04/24/2021 :  3:44:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was one of the ones I had found also.
Now that you described the mirror cover plate. I understand what you needed.
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dave4all
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Posted - 04/25/2021 :  7:10:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone!
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