Dimmers, Controls & Wall Plates
There's more to lighting--and to life--than simply on and off, black or white. Light dimmers offer flexibility in that area in-between, giving you just the right level of brightness as dictated by a given situation or desired mood. Use the power of light to create an air of romance, relaxation or welcoming energy. With the same set of lights, lighting controls can give you full brightness for a cocktail party one night, and then turn them down for glare-free TV viewing the next.
Where Light Switch Dimmers Work Best
In living rooms, where a number of different activities can take place that require different lighting levels, light switch dimming controls are essential. They work well in bedroom lighting systems (dining room lighting, too)—by lowering the light level to set an intimate, romantic mood. Simply having the option to control the output of your hanging lights and recessed ceiling lights will make a very noticeable difference.
Other Great Options
In order to find a light dimmer compatible with your system, keep in mind that dimmers generally control fixtures with either incandescent/halogen or LED lamping. They are further specialized into standard line voltage or low voltage. Low voltage dimmers are especially useful in controlling low voltage monorail lighting systems, while LED dimmers are able to stably and smoothly dim the latest LED light fixtures. Before you purchase a control from Legrand Adorne or Lutron, make sure it is compatible with your system.