Fixing a built-in dimmer on a desk lamp? Aka: Retrofitting a California CFL compliant lamp? Answered
I live in California and just bought a Pottery Barn desk lamp designed to dim. However, because of the new law requiring CFL-compliant lamps, the dimmer has been tampered with to prevent it from actually dimming, even though the switch is the original.
I opened the bottom and found the dimmer switch was encased in cardboard. I removed the cardboard, expecting this would fix the problem, but it didn't. Nothing else looks "tampered with." How can I make my lamp dim like it should
A picture of the guts is here: http://www.talesofthepack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/lamp-guts-e1332022609831.jpg
And the model is here: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/architects-smart-technology-table-lamp/?pkey=ctask-lamps