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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Pom and Circumstance


Technology. Sometimes, it gently swathes us in gossamer layers of benevolence, sometimes it jams its tongue down our throat and touches us inappropriately. Fashion Machines' Pom Pom Dimmers fall firmly into the first category. These babies inject a bit of joy into a thoughtless task. When I was growing up, my father went on a pretty big energy conservation kick, and would wake me up in the middle of the night, and make me turn off every light in the house that was left on. Maybe he would have had an easier time if we had the Pom Pom Dimmers. Maybe he would have even done it his own damn self. From the FAQs:


HOW DOES IT WORK?

The IFM electronic POM POM senses your touch. Just touch the POM POM to control ON/OFF. Hold the POM POM to set dimming levels.

WHERE CAN I INSTALL IT?

IFM recommends installing our POM POM Dimmers in bedrooms, playrooms, halls, foyers, and your favorite living spaes.

IS IT UL LISTED?

Yes! The IFM POM POM Dimmer is UL listed, control number 30-EH.

DO I HAVE TO INSTALL IT?

Yes. The POM POM dimmer is wired into your wall, like your light switchor any other lighting controller. The textile covered wallplate then snaps onto the dimmer unit. Manufacturer's instructions for installing the simmer and our plate are inside the product. The dimmer is to be installed and used with appropriate codes and regulations.

CAN I CLEAN IT?

The POM POM Dimmer is designed to resist stain, dirt, and bacteria. Our patent pending POM POM is anti-microbial and stain resistant and should require no cleaning. The cover is made with stain and wear resistant DESIGNTEX fabric. The decorative cover can be lightly cleaned with a damp sponge. Do not submerge in water.

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