Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 12
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by brooklyn Failed in less than 1 hour
My goodness, what a complete waste of time and money.
February 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by buster short lived piece of junk
bought these to replace units that lasted for many years. these lasted maybe 6 months. the triacs are rated for 8 amps but the bulb only draws 3/4 amp at the most. apparently, these units DO NOT tolerate normal line voltage variations. the triac will short causing lamp to remain on, probably el cheapo china semi-conductor. unfortunately here, it is the only thing available so I either will repair or replace. the cost of replacing is prohibitive compared to repair so stay away from these.
November 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Aceallen To dim or not to dim
The dimmer is a great little switch. It was easy to install. I purchased 2 of them for 2 separate lamps. The one works perfectly but the other flickers at a high rate of speed when you go to the brightest setting. I would take it back but I just don't feel like messing with it. I just use the medium brightness setting. Also they don't give you wire nuts for the ground wire, so I had to dig around to find a couple. However all and all it was an interesting little project that just about anybody could do, and it's way cheaper than buying new lamps.
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nannie Worked Great !
If this 72 year old woman can install this, anyone can. I'm very happy with this part. Can't buy touch on lamps like mine anymore and I love them. Tried the really cheap parts from Japan (because that was all I could find at the time) that didn't come with instructions. They took weeks to get. I had looked in different stores and couldn't find them. I was so happy to find that Home Depot carried them. I only bought 1 to try and I'm on my way back to Tulsa Home Depot today to get more. To the people that have trouble when theirs quit working at the same time as the light bulb going out, its most likely a power surge that did it, not the part. Or, like someone previously stated, you can only use a regular old fashioned bulb. NOT 3 WAY !
November 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bear Only lasted 4 months
Installed very easily, simple concept. Like in another review, it worked great for 4 months until... the bulb burned out and took out the dimmer with it. That was the same cause for replacing it the first time. It has a 5-year warranty, and Home Deport was GREAT - they replaced it so I did not have to mail it to the manufacturer. Now to see if the new one will last longer than before. As in another review, it costs less than a new lamp... so far.
October 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by krharwood See review below
For anyone referencing the review by Keith20mm below...
These light control modules are NOT designed to be used with a 3 way light bulb which has 2 filaments, and varies lighting intensity by powering the first, second or both filaments based on the switch position of a 3 way socket. The "light control module" uses a standard single filament bulb and a standard non-switched socket. It changes the lighting intensity by electronically varying the power to the bulb.
And no, I'm not a "pro". I just researched the product before shopping.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bromick Hard to find item; surprised and quite pleased to find it at Home Depot.
Product was almost an exact match to the dimmer that was in my lamp so replacement was a breeze. Only the colors of the wires were different, but, the included installation sheet helped in that regard.
October 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by chairman out in 4 months
I bought this sensor in November of 2012 to repair a touch lamp. The sensor worked, but I had to touch a particular place on the lamp for it to work (the whole lamp is metal and I used to be able to touch anywhere on the lamp). This was a minor annoyance, so I was ok with it. Now, after about 4 months, the lamp begins to turn on and off and change brightness levels by itself. The sensor has a 5 year warranty, but you have to send the defective item back to the manufacturer for them to test it. Given that the sensor costs around $9, it's more economical to just...buy a new one.
I would probably buy it again when I have to, simply because a Home Depot is a block away and this is the only sensor they carry. If you could find another sensor elsewhere, then don't buy this.
February 12, 2013