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Dual-control bedside light

For undisturbed sleep and domestic tranquility.
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How many times have you gone to sleep while your partner is reading i b ed, then woke up later to discover that they too are asleep but their bedside light is still on ?

Rather than having to get out of bed, or lean over them to turn the light off, Dual-Control lights come in linked pairs, with two switches; a big one, wich is the control for the "local" light, and a small one, which is the control for the "remote" light. This means you can switch off your partner's light without disturbing them.

A deluxe version would use a triac to slowly dim out the lamp over a period of a couple of minutes.

8th of 7, Aug 09 2002

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       Don't they have this kind of thing in hotels?
Aristotle, Aug 09 2002
  

       Aristotle: Yes, sometimes - for wall-mounted fittings. But I've never seen it on sale for domestic use, and it seems such a simple thing to do.
8th of 7, Aug 09 2002
  

       I've baked this. There are four switches each side of my bed; one for the main light, one to dim that light, and one for each side's bedside light.
angel, Aug 09 2002
  

       Or you could lean over with a tender cuddle and kiss on the neck as you reach for the switch.
FarmerJohn, Aug 09 2002
  

       Perhaps a wall-mounted remote control so you can turn off TV if he/she left it on?
BinaryCookies, Aug 09 2002
  

       isn't this why they invented those damn clap lights?   

       need a sleep timer, just like on a clock radio, so the light will shut itself of in 30 minutes.
rbl, Aug 09 2002
  

       my old folks (bless their hearts) have a pull string on the ceiling between them (above between them, anyway), as well as individual switches on their wall mounted lamps.
yamahito, Aug 09 2002
  
      
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