Good quality dimmer knob for hlg 260 xl?

This is the 2nd dimmer knob that ive gone through 1st one lasted about a year and second maybe 8 months before it causing my light to flicker and output lower par then it should, I’m wondering if someone has a recommendation on a good quality dimmer that would last at least 3 years

I’m going to tag a few people for you maybe they can help… if you don’t mind :thinking::sunglasses: lol imma do it anyway lmao @OGIncognito @MeEasy @Storm

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@dbrn32 would be the 1 to ask.

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Thank you Sir :blush: @Storm you alright Bro :pray:

From what I know dimmers are a weak spot for all the light companies that is why alot of them have put a bypass switch or a way to disconnect the dimmer to allow the light to be at 100% not sure why hlg hasn’t done something like this but if there’s a more reliable dimmer out there @dbrn32 would be the person I’d ask

Edit = that is a good temporary fix, if I’m not mistaken if you just disconnect the dimmer the light default is 100% then you just use distance to regulate the intensity. Es made theirs a plug in if I unplug it it’s full blast

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I use these,https://www.amazon.com/RV24YN20S-Potentiometer-Inverter-Regulation-Control/dp/B074KF7WZB/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2E3QIYP9C45VU&keywords=TWTADE%2B%2F%2B2pcs%2Brv24yn20s%2Bb104%2B100k%2Bohm&qid=1658661866&s=industrial&sprefix=twtade%2B%2F%2B2pcs%2Brv24yn20s%2Bb104%2B100k%2Bohm%2B%2Cindustrial%2C47&sr=1-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRUNHMFAxM08wQlVGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTYzNjM3Mk1ZVFpVQTZWMTlQUCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjg3MDc0MVFPUzFKSDEzUzRMMiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1

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The dimmers used on home light switches last for years . But they are not small. I have Noticed the small external pots are not that good.

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Thank you Sir for your help :pray:

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What driver do you use?? Mine ( 260xlr) has the dimmer built in to the driver.

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None i know for sure will last that long. Electronics have all gotten to be cheap and shitty over the years. I use get what you pay for model but that doesn’t always hold true either. I ordered 20 for $6 years ago and only 6 of them were high end resistance to use alone and they have all failed since. The two i paid $8 each for as replacements still work fine. I tried to grab link from order history but they’re no longer available, sorry.

Correct! Open dimming leads will run light at 100% output.

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Couple of my dimmers are weak also. They will give me 80% or so. If i need 100% i do like Easy says and just take them out of circuit to get max. Only issue I have with that is heat. Cant backem down and droppem to bring heat down.