How to choose the right dimmer switch

You may look at the title of this article and say to yourself, “Well it can’t be that difficult can it, surely?”

Ok it is not all that difficult to find a dimmer switch but find the right dimmer switch is easier if you have done a bit of research. For there are dozens, if not hundreds, of different dimmer switches on the market, all eager to brighten or dim your home, workplace or other property. And there are lots of different prices too, which may interest you – especially in these cash strapped times.

Having a dimmer switch is a very good idea if you are a connoisseur of lighting. And the right lighting can make a real difference. It can create a cosy, intimate ambience when dimmed or a bright, formal feel when light. Different dimmers offer different levels of lightness, so that is another important reason to look around and see what is available.

Dimmer switch finishes

One thing to consider is what finish you want from your dimmer switch. There are a number available and your options include a plastic finish, polished chrome or a brushed chrome finish. These different styles come at different prices with plastic obviously being the least expensive. However it could still be the best look for you and your property. The chrome finishes are great choices for sleek modern homes and kitchens in particular, so if you are doing up yours they could be the right choice for you.

Luxury dimmer switch in gold finish

Number of dimmer buttons

Another thing to think about is the number of dimmer buttons you need on your switch. You can choose from one, two, three or even more so you can have dimmer switches set up for a single light or for multiple. Think about where you want a dimmer option available and choose a light switch that suits your needs.

LED dimmer switches

Today there are a number of options for the lights you can use a dimmer switch for. The most modern are LED dimmer switches and a large range is now available so you can have the best lighting and dim and brighten to your heart’s content.

For more information on the best dimmer switches around, and how to choose the right one for your needs visit

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