- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 7/2000 on page 0
This super-simple dimmer consists of only two components, and it can easily be built into a mains switch. If you do this, don’t forget to first switch off the associated branch circuit in the fuse box, since the mains voltage is always dangerous!The circuit does not need much explanation. When S1 is closed, the lamp works at full strength, and the position of S2 does not matter. When S1 is open and S2 is closed, the capacitor causes a voltage drop, so the lamp is dimmed.