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Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

How on earth does a mass produced run of the mill light switch come to be priced at Chf52?

It was a cheap model at that.
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Old 10.02.2015, 07:38
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How on earth does a mass produced run of the mill light switch come to be priced at Chf52?

It was a cheap model at that.
From a store, or a fitter (electrician)?
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

Von Moos Bau +Hobby.
I need to fit it myself.
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Old 10.02.2015, 07:40
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

Then don't buy it.

This one is CHF 13.90
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Von Moos Bau +Hobby.
I need to fit it myself.
Never heard of them - if it's a one-off store, then I'm not surprised.
If you don't want to pay top dollar to subsidise a one-man-band, then you have to use one of the major chains.
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

No fear there. I could get my Electrician friend to pick one up at home & fly him over to deliver & fit it at those prices.
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No fear there. I could get my Electrician friend to pick one up at home & fly him over to deliver & fit it at those prices.
Yep, they charge +/- 170 for a dimmer switch…

Von Moos is a ripoff - but there's no cheaper alternative in Luzern that you can walk to (that I know of, at least). But there's a Coop Bau &Hobby at Pilatusmarkt in Horw, a Hornbach in Littau, and a Jumbo in Emmenbrücke...
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Old 10.02.2015, 09:22
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

That sounds overpriced for a simple switch (if you're wanting one like what baboon posted).

We needed a dual switch for our bathroom that would manage the light and the fan independent of each other, and that still looked like the original buttons. Even that was only about 40 Francs at Bauhaus.
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How on earth does a mass produced run of the mill light switch come to be priced at Chf52?
Transportation costs.

To get to the magical land of CH, one must first traverse the whirly swirly gum drop forest and then find a way through a unicorn infested mountain range. One then pays a toll at the Bane King fortress and lastly, there are subsidization fairies all along the way.
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

I'm still looking for a brown dimmer switch, been looking on and off (get it?) for over a year.

I found a white one of the correct shape for over 150chf but it needs to be brown to fit with the other fittings in the 'wood area' .. Baaaa
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Then don't buy it.

This one is CHF 13.90
Good choice if you are going for the Retro-Soviet look (Swiss 90's look).
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I'm still looking for a brown dimmer switch, been looking on and off (get it?) for over a year.

I found a white one of the correct shape for over 150chf but it needs to be brown to fit with the other fittings in the 'wood area' .. Baaaa
Have you tried Distrelec?
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I'm still looking for a brown dimmer switch, been looking on and off (get it?) for over a year.

I found a white one of the correct shape for over 150chf but it needs to be brown to fit with the other fittings in the 'wood area' .. Baaaa
Post a pic? Maybe someone here will spot one while out and can let you know about it.
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Post a pic? Maybe someone here will spot one while out and can let you know about it.
How do I get this switch off?
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How on earth does a mass produced run of the mill light switch come to be priced at Chf52?

It was a cheap model at that.
Order all that stuff online. You'll have to wait a couple of days for it to be delivered, but that is 30chf saved each time.
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Exactly. Thank you.

I got the switch off in the end but never found a replacement so it's back on.

Still functions as on/off but no dimming
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Old 10.02.2015, 10:04
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I'm still looking for a brown dimmer switch, been looking on and off (get it?) for over a year.

I found a white one of the correct shape for over 150chf but it needs to be brown to fit with the other fittings in the 'wood area' .. Baaaa
Instead of getting a brown one to blend in, why not get a fancy designer one that stands out?

I bought my house from an electrician and all the main switches are fancy with mirror around them with blue LED. They are cuter than they sound.
http://www.feller.ch/fr/Produktangeb...IOdue-prestige


Anyway, if you want to be all boring like, here's a brown one. I'll bet it ain't cheap though.

http://catalogue-online.feller.ch/ka...r=31000.FMI.57
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Exactly. Thank you.

I got the switch off in the end but never found a replacement so it's back on.

Still functions as on/off but no dimming
You should be able to replace the switch mechanism and reuse the brown exterior.
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Old 10.02.2015, 10:12
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

you know you don't have to buy a whole dimmer switch for this, right? the actual dimmer / switch is a standard part, the case is just the case, nop along to any bauhaus or hornbach, or online, and you'll be able to buy just the actual electronic part and keep your current brown case and button cover.

ETA beaten to it lol
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Old 10.02.2015, 10:31
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Re: Chf52 for a light switch, wt...

And if its the case that is cracked, there is always eBay and Ricardo. I managed to knock a corner off the cover of the light switch in my basement and on closer inspection it looked like 1950s bakelite. I could have fitted something modern but that would have required fiddling around with the electrics and drilling into the wall (which is difficult when the electricity is switched off) and also I didn't know how the landlord might react if ever he noticed the modern switch. It took to me 10 minutes on Ricardo and 50 Rappen plus postage later and I had a fitting pre-loved cover that looked identical and fitted the existing switch perfectly and nobody was any the wiser.
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