Do you need or want more lighting versatility in your rooms? Do you need a lot of light for some activities, but not for others? Do you want to lower your energy costs? These are all valid reasons to considering using dimmer light switches instead of basic on/off ones.
Dimmer switches allow you to set the amount of light you want in a room depending on what you’re doing. If you’re watching a movie or having a romantic meal, you can lower the intensity of the light to create a cozier feel.
Similarly, if you’re reading, doing work or doing chores, you can set the intensity all the way up so you can properly see what you’re doing.
Because the lights are not always on high power, you save significantly on your energy bill as well. This also allows your light bulbs to last longer.
The softer the light intensity, the longer a bulb will last. With dimmer switches, a lamp that would normally last 5 or 6 months could instead last 3 or 4 years.
You can also use a dimmer on compact fluorescent lamps. To dim compact fluorescent lamps, it must be rated as a dimmable compact fluorescent lamp and the dimmer used must be suitable for use with these kinds of lamps.
Dimmer switches allow you to have more flexibility with your lighting, while saving you money on your energy bills. Why not give them a try?