Let There Be Light: What You Should Know About Dimmer Switches

A dimmer switch is both an easy and affordable option for the lighting of your home. If you are still unsure of whether or not you want a dimmer switch in your home, it can help to take time to learn a little more about them such as ideal rooms to put them in and some of their benefits.

When someone thinks about installing a dimmer switch, an entryway or dining room tend to be the first rooms that come to mind. However, a dimmer switch can be ideal and beneficial in a lot of other rooms as well, such as:

  1. Bathroom: When you first wake up in the morning, the last thing you want to do is blind yourself with an extra bright light. A dimmer switch allows you to start getting ready for the day without being assaulted by a bright light. A dimmer switch can also give you the same feel as a candle would if you were wanting a candlelight bath. You just get the added bonus of not having to deal with a fire hazard.
  2. Bedroom: How many times do you need a vibrant light to find your way around your bedroom? Most people use their bedroom as a place to relax and unwind after a long day at work or school. A dimmer switch allows you to see in your room without having a bright light to wake you up.
  3. Kitchen: When you are cooking a meal for your family for dinner, having all of the lights on is beneficial in the kitchen. However, you do not really need a bright light when you are making coffee in the morning or going in for a late night snack. A dimmer switch gives you flexibility when it comes to the kitchen lighting.
  4. Hallways: Have you ever been woken up because someone else turned the light on in the hallway? A dimmer switch can make it easier for someone walking down the hall at night without having to wake up the entire house.
  5. Den or Office: If you are in your office and you are reading a book or working on the computer, you do not need a bright light. However, you probably do not want to sit in the dark either. A dimmer switch will allow you to have enough light to see without staining your eyes.

As you can see, installing a dimmer switch gives you flexibility in just about any room in the home. Dimmer switches make it easier to transition from being asleep to awake (or vice versa); and it decreases the chances of waking up the whole house because you need a light to see. If you're interested in having dimming lights installed, visit an electrician like Energy Management Solutions with McCaine Electric Ltd​.