Dimmers For Lights
Today lights are not just used to brighten a dark room and help you
see clearly in the dark. By adjusting lights we can meet the
lighting specifications and requirements of the different people in
the house. Lights can be adjusted according to the lighting needs of
the task being performed. Lights can be adjusted by using dimmers.
Dimmers increase the life of incandescent
lamps as well. By making small alterations in the
lighting system, you can manipulate the lights, to set the mood in
the room. This can highlight the décor of the room as well. Dimmers
are easy to install and can be fixed into the existing system or
into a new system. There are different types of dimmers are
available in the market:
- While using integrated dimming systems, the
owner can make a series of pre decided lighting settings for each
room. As and when required, the owner can evoke any of the
pre-decided settings, at the touch of a button on the wall box or on
a remote control.
- Touch dimmers change lighting at the touch
of a button. At the touch of a button the owner can return to the
previous light setting. Dimmers may even have a lighted indicator to
show the strength of the present setting.
- Slide dimmers use manual control to set the
lighting in a room. In these too at the touch of a button the owner
can return to the earlier light setting.
- Rotary dimmers have manual dials that can be
altered by turning the dial, to change the light setting. Some have
a button control, which allows the owner to turn off the lights
while, retaining the present setting.
Fluorescent lights can be dimmed, but they will not have the same
effect as incandescent bulbs. It is cheaper and more suitable to use
dim fluorescent lighting around the house. To alter fluorescent
lighting you need specific fixtures and compatible dimming systems.
Altering fluorescent lighting is more expensive that controlling
normal lighting. It is most economical to install a custom system to
control lighting throughout the house. It is possible to insert a
house lighting system into an existing house. The cost of a lighting
control system depends on how technologically advanced it is.
The way a dimmer works is fairly simple. A dimmer controls the
amount of electricity that reaches the light. Lower the amount of
electricity used lower the electricity bill. Dimming lights also
increases the life of incandescent bulbs but not of fluorescent
bulbs. Illumination can dictate the kind of activity that takes
place in a room. Brightly lit rooms are for activity and dimly lit
rooms are for relaxing. Using the right kind of lighting can enhance
a room's décor. Using dimmers will no doubt reduce your electricity
bill. Here are a few more tips to save electricity:
- Turn off lights when not in use.
outdoor lighting try using timers so that they turn on and
off automatically. You could use photoelectric cells for lighting.
- Use reflectors bulbs for work related
- Use fluorescent bulbs wherever possible as,
they use less electricity than incandescent bulbs, to produce the
same amount of light.