A Dimmer Shade of Green

Check out the Dimmer Energy Savings Calculator on Lutron’s new website.

It’s an interactive tool to show how much money and energy you can save by using Lutron dimmers.  The calculator allows you to select a specific product, the room you’re planning  on using it in, hours per day of use, dimmer level, etc.  It’s pretty cool!

If you’re looking to go green, installing a dimmer is one of the easiest ways to do it.  Dim an incandescent or halogen bulb by 25 percent and you’ll save 20 percent on the cost of electricity, extend the life of the bulb, reduce landfill waste, and cut back on CO2 emissions from power plants.  And the aesthetic effects of dimmers pay off as well – you’ll be creating beautiful mood lighting for any room.

Think about this: if every household in the United States installed one Lutron dimmer this year, we would reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to that of 370,000 cars – and we’d save $230 million collectively in electricity.  Incredible.

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.