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It is hard to forget a dimmer whenever a switch is mentioned. Seen as an additional component to existing light switches, a dimmer allows users to make adjustments to the brightness of lighting by manual alteration.
Like light switches, dimmer switches also come in various styles and designs to blend into the decor of different homes and premises while satisfying the needs of users. First, there is the rocker style dimmer switch. With a white, sleek, and elongated body, the rocker-style dimmer switch looks like an extended version of the existing light switch, except that it is longer. One may not even notice that it is a dimmer switch if they do not pay close attention.
As a result, rocker style is often known for its close-match to normal rectangular home switch. Moreover, such a dimmer switch is also extremely durable, with a preset brightness level available, so that one can just turn on at ease, without worrying about the suitable brightness each time. However, it is because of such subtle change that it is hard for one to spot the change in brightness and the presence of a minute lever also makes it challenging for one to adjust to the level ideal for them.
Next, there is the slide style with the switch. It is relatively easier to use as compared to rocker style because of the tiny handle available for one to adjust the brightness accordingly. Once the handle is set at a position that users find appropriate, they can restore to the small switch above the handle to turn on and off the light. This is to ensure that the users are able to be at their preferred brightness every time they turn on the light. Unfortunately, this two-set design is not very well received.
Third, electronic dimmer. It is the smartest of all dimmer switches and popularly used in staircases whereby brightness at the top and bottom of the stairs can be adjusted at once since most electronic dimmers are able to have control points of a three-way circuit. As they are wireless, the electronic dimmer can be regulated via mobile phone or the internet. There is no need for users to be on-site to command it. Besides, the electronic dimmer is also capable of having fade on and fade off functions, to add tinges of drama to the existing lighting.
In summary, people choose to use a dimmer switch because it is energy-saving and cost-efficient. Making a room less bright will actually help users to save up to 90 percent of electric bills, as the amount of electricity is greatly reduced. With the existence of a dimmer, users can also have a greater say to enhance or minimize illumination in part of the premise. A dimmer will also lengthen the lifespan of the bulb, even if the lights are being dimmed at its minimum. Since they embed so many advantages, why not consider a change today?
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