Installing dimmers throughout your home makes it easy to create ambiance for any occasion, control lighting for specific tasks and save energy every time you dim. To enjoy the perfect dimming experience, start by making a successful bulb/dimmer match!
When shopping for bulbs, keep in mind LED bulbs are becoming the norm, having essentially replaced incandescent bulbs. Long-lasting LED bulbs are competitively priced and available in a broad range of “color” outputs – from industrial bright white to warm, comforting hues. Best of all, they come in “dimmable” models, which you’ll need if you are planning to use the bulb with a dimmer.
Why a dimmable LED? A dimmable model is engineered to work best during the dimming process because dimming LED bulbs is more complicated than dimming incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs create light using a filament, so they dim without hesitation. LED bulbs create light using a semiconductor and although they can also be dimmed, the dynamics are different. This may cause glitches when dimming including:
LED bulb glitches can be easily resolved by adhering to a few basic guidelines.
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