The Benefits of Installing a Dimmer Switch

Posted on: January 25th, 2017 by admin No Comments

When it comes to lighting, homeowners can get it very wrong or very right. The installation of a dimmer switch is becoming a popular choice due to its added versatility and adaptable characteristics for home lighting. If you are unsure of how this change would suit you and your home, read about their advantages below. First Strike Electrical can help any London homeowners in their transition to dimmer switch lighting.

Save on energy bills

This is probably the biggest benefit of a dimmer switch installation. Dimmers can reduce the amount of energy consumed, and therefore reduce the related bills. As a homeowner, having more control over how much energy you use can be incredibly useful, and should in turn make you more aware of the benefits of these small daily changes. With a regular duel positioned light switch, you can only choose between 0% and 100% electricity, but with a dimmer you open yourself up to the range of numbers in between.

Prolong your bulb longevity

By dimming the bulb, you are reducing the amount of energy that it exerts. The lower and softer the glow, the more energy you are saving. It is possible to increase your bulbs lifespan by 3 to 4 years by simply introducing a dimmer.

Determine your atmosphere

A dimmer switch means you can set the tone of a room and allows you to adjust the mood for each function of the room. For example, when reading a book you may want a brighter light, whereas when watching a film you may prefer to dim the lighting to a subtle glow. It’s always helpful when entertaining guests as you can determine the mood and ambiance you want to create.


We have seen some of the most stunning architecture or design go to waste due to improper lighting, usually being either too harsh or too dull. By taking control of the entire spectrum, you are able to determine the perfect level of brightness for each individual room or area of your home. Ditch the ‘one size fits all’ approach to illumination and create a more tailored, bespoke result.

Lighting in London

Here at First Strike Electrical, we can provide safe and trusted electricians for homes across the London area. If you are interested in updating your lighting system with a dimmer switch, or if you would like to discuss any of our other services please call 020 3633 4536.

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