Things To Know About Dimmable Switches
- Did you know that saving energy can increase your productivity? More comfortable lighting levels can not only reduce the energy consumption of a room, it can improve the quality of work from its occupants.
- While incandescent lights are typically associated with dimming, all lighting sources can be dimmed, including CFLs and LED bulbs, but a dimmable bulb should be used for best results. On average, dimming a light will reduce energy use by about 20%.
- When you choose to dim your lights, electricity is saved. The more you dim, the more you save; a standard light switch only saves electricity in the off position.
- Dimmers reduce power to the lighting source or bulb, so they save energy and extend bulb life if used with an appropriate dimmable bulb. Light bulbs last up to 20 times longer when used with a dimmer, saving you even more.
- Dimmable CFLs and LEDs offer the same energy savings as other kinds while being especially designed for use with dimmers, which will further increase your savings.
- By replacing just 2 standard light switches with 2 dimmable switches in every home in the US, the potential nationwide annual savings could be $1.5 billion in electricity.