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Do you ever dim the lights?

Kermit
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Do you ever dim the lights?

One of the selling points of new LED lights is that they are dimmable. I'm not convinced it is a selling point though. Does anyone ever actually dim the lights? I would have thought they're either on or off. There's plenty of options already for mood lighting, like only having faraway lights on, or a lamp...

 

Do you ever dim your lights? 

Jackson
Super Contributor

Re: Do you ever dim the lights?

I've got to disagree with you, @Kermit. I have dimmable lights in the lounge and find it super handy. In fact, I'd say they spend more time at 50% brightness than 100%.

Kermit
Valued Contributor

Re: Do you ever dim the lights?

@Jackson I think the globes you bought are too bright!

Jackson
Super Contributor

Re: Do you ever dim the lights?

@Kermit - I think the globes you bought are too dim!

Andy_Mann
Trusted Contributor

Re: Do you ever dim the lights?

I'm with @Jackson, LED globes are more efficient now (produce more Lumens/W) & prices have nose dived, so it makes sense to go for a higher output, dimmable globe. We have a couple of diffused lens 20Wers which are great for reading, but when we're done, they can be dimmed to a normal output for general lighting.

The downside with ours, is that in days of extreme heat, they can flicker, or cut out, but ours use a stepdown transformer, maybe 240v globes would be fine.

Brad
Valued Contributor

Re: Do you ever dim the lights?

To quote Roxy Music
"Dim the lights, you can guess the rest"

 

At what passes for work yes makes it easier to see presentations.
At home had a dimmer table lamp for watching tv, it gave up and it's hard to find a replacement that looks ok.

darylhewston
Super Contributor

Re: Do you ever dim the lights?

@Kermit

 

Absolutely....  I have installed dimmable LED lighting throughout the house and a lot of people have raved about them.  The room Deb likes the most is the kitchen as she can ramp them up when cooking and turn them down so we have ambient lighting.  We have open plan living.  Another room is the games where we can have the pool table light on full and dimmed lighting around the room.

 

Cheers'n'beers

Daryl

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