Depending on the time of day, dimmers give you the ability to increase or decrease the amount of artificial light in the room, helping to control the environment or mood of the room. In addition to providing a comfortable amount of light, dimmers can help you be more energy efficient by reducing energy consumption and prolonging the life of the light bulbs.
There are a variety of dimmers to choose from. Some are electronic while others are more ornamental in nature. It is also important to consider whether the dimmer you choose is matched to the type of lighting you are using. For example, not all dimmers are calibrated to use with LED bulbs.
In addition, you have a choice between the types of dimmers to use in your home. The two most common are toggle switch or paddle switch. And for those who are more savvy, remote control dimming equipment that controls all of your lights in your room is also an option.
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider. But don’t worry, the lighting experts at Graham’s have the knowledge, know-how and design esthetic to help you choose the right kind of dimmer for your home’s application.