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Hyper Sensible Touch Lamp

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Blaubeere, Mar 15, 2015.

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  1. Blaubeere


    Mar 15, 2015

    Since my old Touchlamp completely broke, i got a new one from my parents as a present. It is such a lamp, where you should be able to go through different dim-levels of the light, when you touch the lamp.
    Dim-Levels: off - low light - medium light - full light

    Bad luck for me, it seems that the 3-way-touch-sensor somehow is broken.
    On a normal lamp, per touch on the sensor, it goes a dim-level further. Even if you keep your fingers on the sensor. One Touch is one step.
    On my lamp, the sensor somehow thinks, that i do several touches if i do only one. So every time i touch my lamp, it goes more than one step further. This doesn't let me control the light.

    I made a little video for those, who don't know what i maen:
    (i already disassembled the lamp)

    It might be interesting that if i touch the wire of the sensor, it mostly works correctly:

    Is there are chance to get the sensor working correctly?

    best regards
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  2. duke37


    Jan 9, 2011
    Keep your fingers well away from the internal circuit unless you want to curl your hair.

    I have one that does the same as yours, I just give it a flick so that there is no input after the wanted step has passed.
  3. Blaubeere


    Mar 15, 2015
    Too late, but im alive :'P

    so you didn't repaired it either? mine is so sensitive, that i'm really not able to go just one step :(
  4. DIPswitch


    Mar 12, 2015
    I had a touch-lamp where the first two levels worked fine, but the brightest level flickered similar to yours. My lamp is designed for a standard incandescent lightbulb, but using a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb results in the flickering behavior. (The CFL bulb was labeled to be used with a dimmer - just not a touch-dimmer.) It's hard for me to tell if you're using a CFL or LED type bulb, so if so, maybe try an older incandescent bulb?

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