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Looking for a dimmer that will go from 100%, to a preset dimmed setting, then to off. All I found at Lowe's was Off-to-Preset On. Do they make one that adds that Full on position. Hell even a 3 button decora with a slider for the dimmer would be fine.

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I've never seen one.

You could rig something easily enough with a 2-gang switch box, a single-throw, double-pole switch, and a preset dimmer switch. . .

When the spdt switch is up, the light is full on, when the spdt switch is down, power is routed through the preset dimmer.

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I've seen some Lutron electronic programmable types that will do that, but personally, I find them aggravating. You have to stand there tapping and holding to get it to do the tricks.

I like Katen's idea better. Simple.

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You need a rotary switch that can handle 120 VAC. I suppose you could take one from a lamp. But I would never install a lamp switch in a wall box.

Want I really want is to 3 buttons. Top button 100% On, middle button drops to a preset dimmed level, and the bottom is off. I can't be the first person to need such a device.

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