Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Works as represented.
The rheostat works as presented. Screw it in the socket, screw the bulb base into the rheostat and you're done. The product has worked without issue for many hours. I have mine on a low-hanging pendent light-- maybe not the best use of the dimmer; however, that's my problem not yours. Also, the actual dial could be a bit more sturdy, though no problems have occurred and I have two of these.
August 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Victor It works
It works (so far). The dimmer's dial is smallish (another one we have has a much bigger dial which is more convenient to grab and turn) and its working range starts only halfway through. This one, however, is just half the price of other models one can currently find online, and it is fully functional. Buy this one for yourself and a better one for your wife.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TG Excellent Product
This product is an excellent value. It works exactly as described. I can dim a 75w bulb down to a soft reading light or use it at full brightness or anywhere in between. Creates a pleasant ambiance in the room. For the money you just can't go wrong. Since it screws into the existing lamp socket you may have to buy a larger harp to raise the lamp shade. A new harp costs about $5.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daisy does the job
It was easy to install and is easy to adjust. Too early to decide if it wears well.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ADunay Does what I wanted and looks nice
It works as expected; adequate function the way I use it (always keeping it at the same level) but different smoothness turning up vs. turning down. Cheaper to buy identical unit at Home Depot than at other hardware stores I bought two--and then two more.. Good for extending the life of decorative bulbs. Nice for spiral and squirrel cage Edison replicas; it dims the filaments to a "comfortable to look at" level.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by breatheeasy Lamp Socket Dimmer
We have searched many stores for this type of dimmer. We ordered 4 of them to keep a few in spare. They work with all types of lamps and can be adjusted to any brightness level desired. They also allow the lamp to be turned off and on by a wall switch at the brightness level you want. The touch type must be reactivated by touching the lamp in order for the light to come on if the lamp is turned off by a wall switch. This type also allows the lamp to be controlled by a timer at any light level desired. We are very happy to find this product and thank Home Depot for making it available through mail order.
January 29, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Patty 100 W full range lamp socket dimmer.
I used it only one night for reading then it stopped working. I changed bulbs, that wasn't it . I tried it in several other lamps and nothing. I am really disappointed about it not working. I E-Mailed Home Depot but I threw my Sales ticket away and the package it was in so I couldn't return it. I still have the bulb thinking I may be told to take it back to the store but never heard from anyone.
January 20, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by phil21 Not really full range
This dimmer is not capable of gradually increasing the brightness of a 100W incandescent lamp from zero to bright. It suddenly turns on at an intermediate brightness, which can then be decreased gradually to zero.
Also the dimming dial is inconvenient.
February 25, 2014