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Dimming to Achieve Optimal Lighting

Dimming to Achieve Optimal Lighting

         Adding dimmers to your lighting set-up presents a multitude of advantages beyond giving you the ability to adjust the brightness in the space. The ability to control the lighting in your home gives you multiple layers of versatility, especially because it can allow you to alter the layering of your lighting. 

          Standard bedroom lighting does its job in terms of illuminating the space and creating a welcoming environment. However, adding a dimmer will allow you to control the mood a little bit further. Typically home lighting that is concentrated in one area usually serves as one of the three layers of lighting; task, ambient and accent. The process of dimming will enable you to switch between the three at any given time. 

           As convenient as that may be, it is also equally as practical. Dimming your lights based on your needs achieves two things outside of altering the brightness. The first is the energy saving, given that dimming a bulb means it's only using a portion of the electricity normally needed. 

           Secondly it will preserve the bulb for a little bit further beyond its advertised life expectancy. This is because when a bulb is listed as having a 20,000 hour lifespan that  number is calculated under the assumption that the bulb is running at full power. 

While the advantages of utilizing dimmers is clear, there are a few places around the house in which dimmers aren’t necessary or worth spending that little bit extra to have them installed. Closets, Pantries, and storage areas are the biggest ones on this list. While they are task oriented spaces, it is usually a quick in and out process. It is safe to say those are the spaces in a home that only need the simplest of lighting in order to remain functional. 

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