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Deluminator

Albus Dumbledore using the Deluminator in Privet Drive

Also known as the Put-Outer, this mysterious object removes light from an area and restores it with a click


Deluminator fact file


Magical properties

Puts out and restores light

Purpose

Besides controlling lights, it has a mysterious way of guiding its owner to the place they need to be

Who made or first owned it

Albus Dumbledore

Who it belongs to

Ron Weasley

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He knew what he was doing when he gave me the Deluminator, didn’t he? He – well… he must’ve known I’d run out on you


Ron Weasley

He flicked it open, held it up in the air and clicked it. The nearest street lamp went out with a little pop.


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

Dumbledore uses the Deluminator outside the Dursley's house.

On Privet Drive


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Dumbledore's Deluminator


“to Ronald Bilius Weasley, I leave my Deluminator, in the hope that he will remember me when he uses it.” ’


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

‘Thought you didn’t approve of that spell?’ said Ron.

‘Times change,’ said Hermione. ‘Now, show us that Deluminator.’


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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

Harry, accompanied by the spirits of his dead family and friends, approaches Lord Voldemort prepared to die.

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‘No, I heard you coming out of my pocket. Your voice,’ he held up the Deluminator again, ‘came out of this.’


Extract

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

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He must’ve known you’d always want to come back


Harry Potter