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Varilight is a leading brand in high quality, reliable sockets, light switches, dimmer switches and other accessories such as rocker, HDMI and dimmer modules for DataGrids. The items in this product range are available in a variety of attractive materials and finishes including: Victorian Brass, Matt Black, Iridium, Premium White, Brushed Steel and many others.

Varilight Dimmer Switches Varilight Light Switches Varilight Sockets Varilight Modules and Transformers

Who makes Varilight?

Varilight is the brand name of Doyle and Tratt Products Ltd. They are the leading British Manufacturer of dimmer switches, light switches, sockets, DataGrids and other decorative electrical wiring accessories. Varilight switches include the V-Pro range and all offer many market leading features such as intelligent overload protection. The V-pro also offers many programmable modes making them the most compatible dimmer switch on the market.

What is a leading edge dimmer switch?

A leading edge dimmer switch is one of the two types of mains switch – the other being a trailing edge switch. The difference between a leading edge and trailing edge switch is the part of the AC wave that they cut off. A leading edge switch will cut the front edge of each waves half cycle and conversely a trailing edge switch with cut the second half of each waves half cycle.

Trailing edge is the most popular type and confer several advantages when compared to leading edge such as smoother control, soft start features and silent operation. Varilight switches offer severable programmable modes including both leading edge and trailing edge dimming, making them adaptable to your lighting needs. All V-Pro modules also offer a soft start feature and a minimum and maximum brightness setting.

How do you replace a dimmer module?

Varilight offer a wide range of replacement modules that are designed to be used with both Varilight plates and grids as well as plates and grids from other brands. This means that you can always receive the very best in LE technology with a Varilight dimmer module.

Replacing the module on a Varilight dimmer switch is designed to be easy. First, remove the knob from the front off the switch (and the plate if the product is screwless) and unscrew the nut. The module can then be easily removed and replaced with the new Varilight dimming module.

What is a soft start dimmer?

A soft start dimmer is one that slowly brings the lights to their set level when the switch is turned on, this occurs over the period of around a second. This feature comes as standard with all Varilight intelligent dimmers including the V-Plus and V-Pro. The soft start feature is designed to extend the life of both the lamps and the switch itself.

What are grid switches?

A grid switch is comprised of a grid plate, grid frame, and a module(s), assembled to create a bespoke switch, often with unusual or non-standard combinations. Varilight provides a high-quality range that includes grid plates in a multitude of finishes and modules including Dimmer, Rocker, and HDMI modules to enable you to achieve the exact combination and finish you need.

What is a V-Pro Dimmer?

A V-Pro Dimmer is designed for use with trailing-edge or leading-edge dimmable LEDs and dimmable electronic transformers to give greater control to the user. V-Pro Dimmer products have push-on/off switch action with rotary dimming, programmable minimum and maximum brightness, and three different dimming modes which are personally set up. Varilight also offers V-Pro safe mode and drive function settings with the new Child Lock feature.

How do you reset a Varilight Dimmer Switch?

Varilight V-Pro dimmers allow the ability to reset your dimmer back to its original brightness setting if you have previously customised it. To start, switch the light on and turn it to maximum brightness. Then turn the light off and back on three times, leaving one second between each press. The lights will fluctuate in brightness and then turn off to represent it is now in configuration mode and ready for customisation. Finally, switch the light off and back on three times. Now, the light will come on and gradually dim to off before flashing a single time to indicate your Varilight V-Pro dimmer has successfully reset to factory settings.