Applications for Light Dimmer Switches
Light is everything in your home. The light level in a room affects the way we do our work, and it has a huge effect on how we feel. It is difficult for us to read under a single candle, and a romantic dinner for two isn't so romantic under a 1,500-watt halogen lamp.
The issue here is that we need to use some rooms for many different purposes, and these different functions call for varying amounts of light. This is when the light dimmer switch comes into place; a handy electrical component that lets you adjust light levels from nearly dark to fully lit by simply turning a knob or sliding a lever.
An effective way to quickly change the mood of a room is by dimming or brightening the lights with a dimmer switch. A softer light results in a more comforting, relaxing atmosphere. Brighter lighting is more suitable for normal room use and reading.
An easy way to control your lighting is to install a dimmer switch. Dimmer switches come in four popular styles: dial; slide; touch pad and combination light switch/dimmer slide. Light dimmer switches come in different shapes and each operates a little differently. Residential Landscape Lighting and Design offers wide selection Lutron dimmers in numerous styles such as Ariadni, Diva, Faedra, Grafik Eye, Maestro, RadioRA, Skylark, and Spacer. Want to learn more about installing dimmer controls? For your convenience, each of the above products has detailed wiring diagram links to make installation easy. Click here to view a sample of Lutron dimmer wiring diagram.
Light dimmers are directly connected to mains. You must make sure that no part of the circuit can be touched when it is operating. This can be best dealt by building the dimmer circuit to small plastic box. Remember to use potentiometer with plastic shaft and install it so that no potentiometer metal parts are exposed to user.
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