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Fully Programmable Lighting Control White

Fully programmable dimmer switch, with dawn and dusk simulation, child night light function and security mode.
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Customer Reviews for Fully Programmable Lighting Control White
Review 1 for Fully Programmable Lighting Control White
Date:04/11/2012
Reviewer: Thouky
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Good concept but with flaws
"The Elkay Customlight looks good and incorporates a useful selection of features. However, it is let down by a variety of design flaws. It is clearly designed for use in a bedroom, but the backlit display is brighter than most night lights even on its dimmest setting, making it unsuitable for those who like a dark room when trying to sleep. The rear of the unit is also so large (tall and wide) that it does not fit in a standard dry lining box.
The user interface is generally easy to control, although the rubber buttons require more pressure than would be desirable and the similarity between the main on/off button and the up/down buttons makes them hard to locate quickly by feel. The menu is also rather awkward for operations such as disabling the dawn simulation for lie-ins when on holiday. Finally, enabling the dusk simulation (child night light) is annoying since the lamp must first be switched off - it cannot be used just as a delayed switch off (like that on many other high-end dimmers).
Overall, this switch is suitable for bedrooms where a night light would normally be used, or for (dimming and security) control of lights in other rooms. In those applications it is probably the best product available. However, the (easily rectifiable) design flaws listed above prevent it from being as good as it should be. If only the dimmer functionality is required then the Lutron Rania range is a better option."