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
First, you must determine
the number of switches that control the light(s) you are going to dim.
If there is only one switch use a:
Single-Pole dimmer - used to
dim a light from one location.
If there is more than one switch use
3-Way dimmer - used to
dim a light from two locations. An example would be choosing a two Lutron 3-Way
dimmers to control a single light fixture.for more locations you would need a:Multi-location dimmer to
dim a light from up to ten locations. Choose one