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Created On: 26 September 2012 09:33 PM
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 26 September 2012 09:33 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Odd request, but can anyone recommend a quiet pull switch? ('er indoors has taken a dislike to the nice positive 'clunk' of the 6A MK above the bed!)
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 26 September 2012 09:35 PM
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primo

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The dimmable ones are very quiet. So quiet that I've had 2 complaints about their quietness as people are expecting a clunk!

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Ma...All/Dimpull/index.html
 26 September 2012 09:56 PM
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Change the wall plate for a remote control one, that way you can keep hold of the remote.


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 26 September 2012 10:03 PM
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primo

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Excellent idea Stu, Lutron Rania + IR remote
 26 September 2012 10:06 PM
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Crabtree pulls make less of a clunk than most. The one i have in my bathroom sounds like a bomb going off. I must change it to Crabtree soon as the kids are at the age where they get themselves up at 4 am for a slash and turn it on and off!
 26 September 2012 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by: JZN
I must change it to Crabtree soon as the kids are at the age where they get themselves up at 4 am for a slash and turn it on and off!

They should be able to do it all in one go at their age.
 27 September 2012 08:58 AM
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Jaymack

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Originally posted by: primo
The dimmable ones are very quiet. So quiet that I've had 2 complaints about their quietness as people are expecting a clunk!

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Ma...All/Dimpull/index.html

"Clunk Click, Every Trip" I fitted a dimmer unit in my own bathroom for the very same reason, it may have been the same one, it was very quiet, even without using the dimmer function.

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 27 September 2012 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by: JZN
Crabtree pulls make less of a clunk than most. The one i have in my bathroom sounds like a bomb going off. I must change it to Crabtree soon as the kids are at the age where they get themselves up at 4 am for a slash and turn it on and off!

Train them to use the "Gizunder"

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 27 September 2012 09:07 AM
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A mate of mine always used to mount pull switches on a couple of conduit box lid gaskets - he was convinced it wasn't the switch was at fault, rather that the ceiling was acting as medium to transmit the noise (or amplify it).

I was never convinced personally, but worth a try I guess

Failing that Andy, swap it for a bit of twin, twisted braided flex and a pear switch - going retro is ubercool -

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 27 September 2012 10:10 AM
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Slightly off topic, the pull switch controlling the light in our caravan bathroom clicks loudly as well. Strangely, it's a standard cheap 240v one and they even managed to miss the wire in the terminals when installing it in the factory (that's how I know it's 240v on our 12v battery system). The LED load wasn't high enough to force the contact into the open (or should that be shut).

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 27 September 2012 10:59 AM
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Hi Andy, Ashley pull switches are on the quieter side compared to crabtree.
 27 September 2012 02:03 PM
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Jaymack

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Originally posted by: weirdbeard
Hi Andy, Ashley pull switches are on the quieter side compared to crabtree.

An occupancy sensor/switch is quietest of all.

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 27 September 2012 03:47 PM
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Conversely "CLICK" are really loud

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 28 September 2012 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by: Jaymack

Originally posted by: weirdbeard

Hi Andy, Ashley pull switches are on the quieter side compared to crabtree.


An occupancy sensor/switch is quietest of all.



Apologies for not getting it if yours was intended to be a humourous reply, like a pull switch, it went over my head ,occupancy switches aren't ideal in bedrooms!
 01 October 2012 01:30 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Thanks all!
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 16 October 2012 10:09 AM
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broadgage

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One option would be to retain the existing pull switch, but leave it on all the time and thereby producing no noise.
Replace the lamp with a LED lamp that has a remote control, by means of the vitually silent remote control, the lamp may not only be turned on/off but also varied in brightness and colour.
16 colours and 6 brightness levels.

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