Dimmer switches are an easy and affordable way to make an impact on your home's lighting.
Dimmer switches are an economical, easy way to make a big difference in your home’s lighting appeal, as well as in your energy use. An often overlooked decorating secret, dimmers can change the mood of a room with just a touch. Installing a dimmer switch or changing one out is a fairly simple DIY task that doesn’t take much time, effort or expense.
Why Should I Consider Dimmer Light Switches in My Home?
There are many good reasons to install dimmer switches around your house. When the lights aren't functioning at full capacity, they use less energy and save bulb life. Dimming lights can make a room more comfortable to be in and can contribute to the desired ambiance for a party, gathering or event.
Locations for Installing a Dimmer Switch
When people think of dimmer switches, they often think of dining rooms or entry halls, which are common areas in which to find them. However, they can be useful in many different rooms and areas around a home:
- Bathroom - Being able to dim the lights first thing in the morning will allow you to start your daily routine without bright light assaulting your eyes, and provide an easier transition from sleeping to waking. Also, adding a dimmer can give the effect of candlelight without introducing a fire hazard. For better relaxation at home, lower the lights before taking a luxurious bath.
- Bedroom - Rarely do you truly need bright light in the bedroom. In order to keep your bedroom a place for rest, incorporating a dimmer light switch can inform your body that the day is winding down and encourage better sleeping habits. If bright light is needed, result to windows and skylights for a natural source.
- Kitchen - While full light may be needed for some tasks in the kitchen, the ability to turn the lights to a lower level can come in handy, especially for early morning coffee-making or for late-night snacking. The dimmer can also set apart the cooking area from the dining area; use overhead lighting above the island or kitchen table to distinguish the areas for bigger gatherings.
- Hallways - Dimmers in hallways can be handy at nighttime, especially for households with little ones. Using the dimmer will keep bright lights from shining into bedrooms while ensuring safety in case someone gets up during the night.
- Living Room or Den - Lower the lighting to transform your living room into your own movie theatre. The dimmer lets you crank the lights up again when reading a book or enjoying a hobby that needs a bit more light.
- Porch lights - Controlling the porch light with a dimmer switch gives you better control over energy consumption; turn up the lights when you need to see outside, and dim them overnight for security while conserving power.
- 1 x 220v Rotary Dimmer Switch