A softer light can automatically make the mood more relaxed and is ideal for peaceful evenings at home or even entertaining. A dimmer switch, which will help you achieve the desired mood, can be installed in different rooms:
In the dining room,you can turn the lights all the way up for a festive occasion or you can turn them down for quiet, intimate evenings.
In the bathroom, a full-strength light is great for getting ready in the mornings, but at night you’d want a softer effect.
In a master bedroom, dimmer switches are perfect to help you relax after a long day.
In an entry way, chandeliers and wall sconces can create the ideal lighting effects and save you money on electricity, since most entry hall lights have more than three light bulbs.
Many times, well-lit rooms with a softer light can create an illusion of bigger space Having low-wattage bulbs in every room can be time consuming and not affordable to some.
Dimmer switches are great for highlighting art and pictures, as well as getting multiple uses of the same room. For example, your kids can turn the wall light up all the way, or they can lower the light in their bedrooms or home theater room to watch a movie.
Lighting control switches can be installed on outdoor lights such as flood lights, landscaping lights, wall sconces, and back patio fixtures.
Touch Dimmers: Create a lighting change with the press of a single button. One touch recall allows users to return to the previous setting without resetting the light. Some dimmers have a lighted indicator to show the intensity of the current setting.
Slide Dimmers: Manual control of the lighting in a room by sliding a lever up and down. Some slide dimmers also include a button that enables the user to return to the previous setting.
Rotary Dimmers: Round knobs that allow the user to change the lighting effect by rotating the dial. Some rotary dimmers include push-button functioning to turn the light completely on or off without changing the current setting. Rotary dimmers are considered old fashioned by most.
Some dimmer switches even have remote control operation!
Operating a dimmer switch is simple: adjust the control to vary the amount of illumination. The dimmer control essentially limits the amount of electricity received by the light fixture by increasing or decreasing voltage to the fixture.
Dimmer switches work properly when used with light bulbs compatible with a dimming system.
Incandescent: Work with almost any dimmer switch on the market.
Fluorescent: Only certain fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs are compatible with dimmer switches; check the product packaging before making a purchase. Only CFLs with dimmable ballasts are compatible with dimmers.
Light Emitting Diode (LED): The newest option, some LEDs are compatible with dimming systems; again, check the product packaging before making a purchase. LED light bulbs that work with dimmer switches have a driver with variable voltage control. A specific type of dimmer switch may be required to transform the voltage before it flows through the dimmer to the bulb.
Before you hire someone to complete electrical work in your home or business, please take a few minutes to read Reviews from Nisat Electric customers as well as electrician licensing regulations and Nisat Electric's Licensure in the State of Texas.
Call Nisat Electric at (214) 809-9988!
Dimmer Switch Guide
Enhance the decor and mood of any room in your home by installing dimmer switches. Many home and business owners replace their old light switches with dimmer switches for complete control over their lighting systems. Installing dimmer switches to control ceiling light fixtures is an easy but often overlooked method to refresh a room and create dramatic ambiance.