By using a retractive rocker, toggle switch or bell push, simple on/off operation combined with a discrete dimming function can easily be achieved. Momentarily pressing-down and releasing the connected lighting switch will turn the lighting circuit on. Simply repeating this action once more turns the circuit off. To dim the lighting, press and hold the switch down for a few seconds to activate the dimming function, releasing the switch when the desired light level has been achieved. The dimming module automatically memorises the chosen setting, returning to the same level when next switched on. All our single throw momentary switches and push button have both normally open (NO) and normally closed (NC) contacts. Please note, our retractive switches need to work in conjunction with inline dimmers or a third party lighting control systems such as Crestron, Control4, iLight, Lutron or Rako.
Certain inline dimmers and lighting controls systems can work more intuitively with a centre off retractive switch which springs back to the middle. Push down - lights go down, push up - the lights get brighter; a quick flick in either direction, lights on / off. We can offer both types of switch as toggle or rocker, however check with your dimmer manufacturer to determine compatibility, not all systems will work with both. Our centre off retractive switches will work with other manufacturers' inline dimmers.
Inline solo and multi-channel
Our ‘Solo’ remote ‘in-line’ dimming modules utilise toggle (dolly) switches and bell pushes, retractive rocker.
These can also be configured for dimming using multi-gang switch-plates. Focus SB SOLO DIM is designed to dim individual circuits and provide greater control of lighting on a room-by-room basis.
All Wise dimmer packs can be wired to a retractive switch (or a mix of wired and wireless), this is not only to the Solo but also their four channel dimmers.
All Wise dimmer packs will only operate with single moment retractive switches.