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ELECTRICAL

IS A DIMMABLE LED LIGHT SWITCH ENERGY EFFICIENT?

02/22/2023

ELECTRICAL

IS A DIMMABLE LED LIGHT SWITCH ENERGY EFFICIENT?

02/22/2023

Have you ever wondered whether dimmable light switches make a difference in your electrical bill? Today you’ll have some answers to your question as to whether it’s worth installing LED dimmable light switches in your home. 

 

Topics covered today:

  • What is a dimmable light switch?
  • Can any type of light bulb become dimmable?
  • Dimmable LED light switches are energy efficient
  • Why should I use an LED lightbulb?

What is a Dimmable Light Switch?

Dimmable light switches are fixtures that can adjust the brightness of the light bulb(s). Usually, the switch itself is a circular shape or an elongated shape that can be rotated, with a slider, or with a touch sensor. It has the ability to control the amount of power that flows to the light fixture. Less power flowing to the light fixture means you’re using less electricity, thereby, slightly reducing your electricity bill over time.

 

Additionally, the warmth and comfort you’ll feel from dimming the light low will most definitely enhance the ambiance of your room.

dimmable led light switch

You may be wondering whether standalone lamps are also best with dimmable switches. You are absolutely correct! If you have the choice, opt for lamps with dimmable light switches. It may only make a small difference on the utility bill but it all adds up.

Can Any Type of Light Bulb Become Dimmable?

LED vs CFL vs Incandescent Lightbulbs: Deciding which to invest in.

This is a very common question that we get asked. The short answer is: No, not all types of light bulbs. This is why reading the label on the light bulbs you’re purchasing is extremely important! Always check whether the light bulb is compatible with what type of light fixture you have. And look for the word, “dimmable” on the packaging to save time and energy driving to the store to exchange it for the one you need.

If your packing doesn’t specify that it’s for dimmable fixtures and you install a bulb that isn’t compatible, you may end up damaging your light fixture or circuit. The reason why you need to purchase a dimmable light bulb for your specific switch is that there’s a “special driver inside the bulb, which helps to regulate the current” (1).


If you’re interested in reading more about this, this article will offer you more information.

Dimmable LED Light Switches Are Energy Efficient

Did you know that incandescent and CFL light bulbs have been getting phased out of Canada? Great news! It’s because of possible health hazards and inefficient energy use with these particular types of light bulbs. LED light bulbs are the future. Not only will you have a longer lifespan per bulb but you’re also reducing your electricity bill over time.

Why Should I Use a LED Light Bulb?

LED light bulbs are undeniably the most energy-efficient and cost-effective solution! LED is short for light-emitting diodes. Compared to incandescent lightbulbs, LEDs are superior for numerous reasons.

You can find out more about the different light bulbs by reading our article:
LED vs CFL vs Incandescent Lightbulbs.

Dimmable LED light switch
Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment to have your dimmable light switch installed today at 604-945-8060.
Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment to have your dimmable light switch installed today at 604-945-8060.
Wrap it up

As you’ve learned, not all light fixtures and light bulbs are dimmable. Reading the packaging of the lightbulb is important to make sure that you don’t damage your light fixture or circuit. If you’re uncertain about whether your fixture is compatible with dimmable technology, we’re always here to give you answers and solutions. Start saving energy output and money you spend on your electrical bill by installing a dimmable light switch.

 

If you’re seriously considering switching out your regular light switch to a dimmer,
Dimming for Dummies is a phenomenal article.

Dimmable LED light switch installed in this living room

We hope that you enjoyed this blog post!

Share with us on Instagram and Facebook what you found interesting. 

And if you’ve gotten a dimmable light switch installed in your home, have you noticed a difference in your electricity bill?

Sourced Cited:

  1. Lighting Info: Is It Possible To Dim Non-Dimmable LED Lights? Eugen. Feb 13, 2022.

Have you ever wondered whether dimmable light switches make a difference in your electrical bill? Today you’ll have some answers to your question as to whether it’s worth installing LED dimmable light switches in your home. 

 

Topics covered today:

  • What is a dimmable light switch?
  • Can any type of light bulb become dimmable?
  • Dimmable LED light switches are energy efficient
  • Why should I use an LED lightbulb?

What is a Dimmable Light Switch?

Dimmable light switches are fixtures that can adjust the brightness of the light bulb(s). Usually, the switch itself is a circular shape or an elongated shape that can be rotated, with a slider, or with a touch sensor. It has the ability to control the amount of power that flows to the light fixture. Less power flowing to the light fixture means you’re using less electricity, thereby, slightly reducing your electricity bill over time.

 

Additionally, the warmth and comfort you’ll feel from dimming the light low will most definitely enhance the ambiance of your room.

dimmable led light switch

You may be wondering whether standalone lamps are also best with dimmable switches. You are absolutely correct! If you have the choice, opt for lamps with dimmable light switches. It may only make a small difference on the utility bill but it all adds up.

Can Any Type of Light Bulb Become Dimmable?

LED vs CFL vs Incandescent Lightbulbs: Deciding which to invest in.

This is a very common question that we get asked. The short answer is: No, not all types of light bulbs. This is why reading the label on the light bulbs you’re purchasing is extremely important! Always check whether the light bulb is compatible with what type of light fixture you have. And look for the word, “dimmable” on the packaging to save time and energy driving to the store to exchange it for the one you need.

If your packing doesn’t specify that it’s for dimmable fixtures and you install a bulb that isn’t compatible, you may end up damaging your light fixture or circuit. The reason why you need to purchase a dimmable light bulb for your specific switch is that there’s a “special driver inside the bulb, which helps to regulate the current” (1).


If you’re interested in reading more about this, this article will offer you more information.

Dimmable LED Light Switches Are Energy Efficient

Did you know that incandescent and CFL light bulbs have been getting phased out of Canada? Great news! It’s because of possible health hazards and inefficient energy use with these particular types of light bulbs. LED light bulbs are the future. Not only will you have a longer lifespan per bulb but you’re also reducing your electricity bill over time.

Why Should I Use a LED Light Bulb?

LED light bulbs are undeniably the most energy-efficient and cost-effective solution! LED is short for light-emitting diodes. Compared to incandescent lightbulbs, LEDs are superior for numerous reasons.

You can find out more about the different light bulbs by reading our article:
LED vs CFL vs Incandescent Lightbulbs.

Dimmable LED light switch
Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment to have your dimmable light switch installed today at 604-945-8060.
Call High Mark's expert technicians to schedule your appointment to have your dimmable light switch installed today at 604-945-8060.
Wrap it up

As you’ve learned, not all light fixtures and light bulbs are dimmable. Reading the packaging of the lightbulb is important to make sure that you don’t damage your light fixture or circuit. If you’re uncertain about whether your fixture is compatible with dimmable technology, we’re always here to give you answers and solutions. Start saving energy output and money you spend on your electrical bill by installing a dimmable light switch.

 

If you’re seriously considering switching out your regular light switch to a dimmer,
Dimming for Dummies is a phenomenal article.

Dimmable LED light switch installed in this living room

We hope that you enjoyed this blog post!

Share with us on Instagram and Facebook what you found interesting. 

And if you’ve gotten a dimmable light switch installed in your home, have you noticed a difference in your electricity bill?

Sourced Cited:

  1. Lighting Info: Is It Possible To Dim Non-Dimmable LED Lights? Eugen. Feb 13, 2022.

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