Here’s a little-known energy saving fact. Lighting dimmers save money two ways – 1) by putting less electricity through a bulb you extend the life of the bulb dramatically, and 2) using less electricity saves on your electric bill.
Another misconception is that lighting control systems are complex – requiring major home renovations. But wireless technology has come to the rescue, making lighting controls far less expensive. The system is incredibly easy to install and operate, allowing you to control lighting levels with any combination of up to 10 dimmers, switches, sensors and wireless controls — all with the touch of a single button.
Dimmers Save Money But Do You Also Know:
1. We need energy – and lots of it – to light our homes, schools, offices, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants. Lighting consists of nearly 25% of the United States electricity budget, which is approximately $37 billion annually.
2. Estimates that by installing just two dimmers in place of two standard light switches in every home in the US, the potential annual savings could be $1.5 billion in electricity and close to 25 billion pounds of CO2—the equivalent to taking more than 1 million cars off the road.
3. Each year, dimmers save a total of 9.2 billion kWh. That is the equivalent output of one large coal or nuclear-powered power plant, or about $1 billion in energy costs. The more you dim, the more you save!