Dimmer switches—the slides near switches that allow you to control how much light bulbs cast—provide many benefits.
Efficiency Means Lower Bills
Many times, the addition of dimmer switches reduces electric bills. It’s generally accepted that turning the lights down 25% will save 20% on electricity consumption. That makes dimmer switches an excellent option for many households. If you keep a hallway or bathroom light on overnight for children or others, a dimmer switch will allow you to save more.
Dimmer switches also prolong the life of incandescent bulbs, meaning you’ll have to replace them less often. This is another great way to save money.
There are so many times during the day and evening when full lighting isn’t needed and dimmer switches are the perfect way to reduce electricity use.
Set The Mood
Watching television in the dark isn’t good for our eyes, but watching with all of the lights on is wasteful and can detract from the experience. Adding dimmer switches to rooms with televisions is a great way to have enough light to keep your eyes happy and healthy without the bright glare of full lighting.
Another place where dimmer switches can enhance the mood is the bathroom. Rather than carting candles in, which can leave a mess and are a fire hazard, just dim the lights while running a bubble bath and get ready to unwind.
Finally, dimmed lights in the bedroom are perfect for reading and other nighttime activities where you don’t want full-on lighting.
Who Needs Harsh Lights in the Morning?
Whether making coffee or brushing teeth, the bright glare of full lighting upon waking is not the kind of thing most people like. Dimmer switches allow for an easier transition into the day—and into sleep—by gradually brightening or darkening.
Hallways and bathrooms can be left very dim overnight to help with getting from Point A to Point B without harsh light spilling into bedrooms. Another way that dimmer switches provide safety is by leaving them on porches overnight. Burglars are deterred by lighting, but you’ll be able to see your way to the door—and get your keys out faster—thanks to soft lighting. No more tripping over that first step!
Choose Morrill Electric to Install Your Dimmer Switch
Nearly every room and area of a home can benefit from dimmer switches. Consider them for laundry rooms, basements, hallways, and staircases but also the garage and kitchen. Softer lighting is pleasant and reduces bills. Morrill Electric is happy to answer your questions about installing dimmer switches in your home; contact us today.