Lighting is one of the first things you notice when you walk into a room — too much or too little light quickly puts a strain on the eyes.
And sure, you can often choose to put fewer bulbs in a fixture to alter lighting, but wouldn’t it be much better to have more variation and full control over lighting levels?
Dimmer switches give all the control you need, while also providing other benefits that standard light switches simply cannot.
Of course, nothing quite sets a relaxing mood like dimmed lights. Saving energy with a standard switch requires you to sacrifice lighting entirely.
Dimmers, on the other hand, provide versatility and allow you to set the mood without sacrificing your ability to see throughout a room.
2) Energy Savings
A standard on-off switch only saves money in the off position. Of course, if you need light, your switch won’t be in the off position. With a dimmer, you can maintain a comfortable lighting level without using as much energy.
Simply put: the more you dim, the more you save. On average, dimming an incandescent or halogen light will reduce energy use by about 20%.
3) Light Bulb Life Span
Dimming lights by 25%, you will save about 1/5 of the electricity required to power an incandescent bulb, which means your light bulbs will last significantly longer on a dimmer switch. That’s more money in your pocket!
Overall, the increased control and savings that come from installing dimmer switches is well worth the transition. And, believe it or not, installing dimmer switches isn’t nearly as troublesome or expensive as you might expect.