There are quite a few reasons. Dimming alone greatly reduces energy consumption
and may pay for itself through energy savings not to mention extending
bulb life 10 times or more.
Lighting systems that combine occupant sensing can also turn lights on as someone enters a room and then off
when they leave saving energy from leaving lights on when not needed.
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Dimming increases incandescent lamp life, and halogen lamps are
incandescent lamps. Lutron test data suggests that all halogen lamps
will have an expected lamp life similar to that of other incandescent
(non power factor corrected) lamps when dimmed, i.e. a halogen lamp
dimmed 25% has a life extension of about four times that of a
Yes, a 3 way dimmer will replace one of the 3 way switches. A 4 way
circuit can be dimmed from all switch locations by using a
Multi-Location dimmer and 2 Accessory Dimmers such as Maestro, Spacer,
Spacer System or Faedra.
First, confirm there is no ground wire by asking yourself the following questions: - Is the wallbox metal? If the answer is no, it's plastic, there should be a ground. - Is there a screw in the metal wallbox with a bare copper wire under it? If the answer is yes, attach the dimmer ground wire under the screw as well.If you feel confident that there is no ground wire, then - To meet safety regulations, cap or remove the ground wire or screw and install the unit with a plastic, non-combustible,...