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Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control

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This Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control is a simple dimmer control for use with tungsten lights rated 600 total watts or less. It consists of a 110 Volt AC 2-prong plug, a rheostat with sliding control, and a 2-prong socket. Note: a 3-2 prong adapter such as BH# GBGA2 is required when using fixtures with a 3-prong grounding plug.

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Smith-VictorDC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Attaches securely (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (6)
    • Indoors (5)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Dimmer

    My friend and I make videos, and we are starting to get more professional about it. We have some cheap lights, but we couldn't dim them. We were considering just using paper to...Read complete review

    My friend and I make videos, and we are starting to get more professional about it. We have some cheap lights, but we couldn't dim them. We were considering just using paper to layer in front of the light to make it more dim, until I found these dimmers. I ordered two, and when I got them, I was surprised at how big and sturdy they are. They are very easy to use, the switches slide smoothly, and they allow great control of your light. The problem for me is that I'm very new to utilizing lighting, so I'm not very knowledgeable about all the equipment I can use, but if you're into making videos for fun and for a cheap price, these dimmers will certainly make life and filming easier for you.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A 600W Dimmer, Blown With A 500W Halogen

    Plugged in a 500 watt halogen and dimmed down but it never dimmed back up; no noise, no wisp of smoke. The light just stayed on full bright with no power light on...Read complete review

    Plugged in a 500 watt halogen and dimmed down but it never dimmed back up; no noise, no wisp of smoke. The light just stayed on full bright with no power light on the dimmer. Suspect the triac has shorted; dimmer body feels empty. not substantial enough to handle anywhere near the rated power.

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    5.0

    Great Dimmer

    By Jacob Silvester

    from Ogden, Utah

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Low Light

      Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

      My friend and I make videos, and we are starting to get more professional about it. We have some cheap lights, but we couldn't dim them. We were considering just using paper to layer in front of the light to make it more dim, until I found these dimmers. I ordered two, and when I got them, I was surprised at how big and sturdy they are. They are very easy to use, the switches slide smoothly, and they allow great control of your light. The problem for me is that I'm very new to utilizing lighting, so I'm not very knowledgeable about all the equipment I can use, but if you're into making videos for fun and for a cheap price, these dimmers will certainly make life and filming easier for you.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      A 600W Dimmer, Blown With A 500W Halogen

      By Tech IV

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Style

      Cons

      • Low Power Capability
      • Low Power Handling
      • Needs More Circuitry

      Best Uses

      • Use On Lights Under 300w

      Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

      Plugged in a 500 watt halogen and dimmed down but it never dimmed back up; no noise, no wisp of smoke. The light just stayed on full bright with no power light on the dimmer. Suspect the triac has shorted; dimmer body feels empty. not substantial enough to handle anywhere near the rated power.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great dimmer!

      By Chris

      from Charlotte

      Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

      This product did exactly what I needed it to. Smooth transitions and extremely reliable

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      5.0

      necessary for most lights

      By austin p.

      from staten island, ny

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Special Events

        Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

        i have lowel lights that arent dimmable so i bought these and its perfect

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great light weight dimmers

        By Bob

        from Danville, Ca.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Low Light

          Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

          Use to dim spot and flood lighting. Product is well made.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Solution!

          By Stephen

          from Tampa

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors

              Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

              Nice alternative to having to spend top dollar on an LED with variable intensity

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Handy and works

              By A certain person

              from New Iberia, LA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

                Simple product that is handy to have. Be careful to use it only as directed, though, as it should be used only with resistive loads like incandescent bulbs.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Exactly what its supposed to do

                By Matt

                from Akron, Ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable

                Cons

                • Two Prong Plug

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

                Use to dim light for formal interviews

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dimmer Switch

                By Tom

                from Rochester nh

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

                  I am a hobbyist and I found the dimmer a perfect was to add lighting effects to my portrait photography.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Tom

                  from Rochester

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Smith-Victor DC-1 Dimmer Variable Wattage Control:

                      Works great

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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