Hopefully someone can give me a quick answer on this. I have a ceiling lamp in my lounge where the power actually comes from it being plugged-into a 13A power socket with a plug in the garage. I currently use a timer socket to switch it on and off; it’s powered like a desk lamp I guess.
I want to set this up instead like a smart lamp so I bought a Fibaro Dimmer 2 (212). Having reviewed the diagram and realising I don’t have a switch at all, I believe the wiring of the Dimmer 2 can be done in the ceiling and should be as simple as this:
Firstly, can I have someone else agree it’s that simple please?
Next, my lamps are non-dimmable (LED). I read on the forums that it may be used as a switch with non-dimmable light sources but when I look on the details on Vesternet they state this must be in a 3-wire connection… So if this is the case, then my connections need to look like this I think:
So secondly, can I please have an OK on that?
But then I realised that because I’m using LED bulbs, the total draw is only about 10W [BTW, how infuriating it is that - despite all the LED lights now - switching and dimming manufacturers are STILL making devices with minimum wattage of 50W!] so I thought I needed a Dimmer Bypass 2. But again on Vesternet I see they have stated this on the Dimmer 2 page: "The Fibaro Dimmer 2 and Dimmer Bypass can only be used with lamps that are ‘dimmable’. So, it seems like I cannot use these devices at all because even though my LEDs could be used by the Dimmer 2 itself, the addition of the Bypass 2 means it won’t work as they are not dimmable.
Thirdly, could I please ask for confirmation of this incompatibility?
The final question is that actually my bulbs are 12V so the 230V power feeds I am talking about in teh diagrams are actually going to/from the transformer (which is non-dimmable) so in these connections I treat the transformer as the lamp.
Fourthly then, will the set-up programme of the Fibaro Dimmer 2 mess my transformer with it’s test cycle or will that either be ok or can I tell it to go straight to an on/off configuration?
So to summarise, my current perception is I have a binary answer on the transformer/12V question and then I can only get around the other limitations by either:
upgrading my (7) LEDs in that fitting to use a combined draw of over 50W (and no need for the Bypass 2) or
upgrading all 7 LEDs in that fitting to be dimmable if I want it all under 50W (and use the Bypass 2)
I’d really love to know what to do now and thanks in advance for your help for this rookie.