Technology does not stand still, and today we have the opportunity to have in our home appliances with ultra-modern electricity, such as a dimmer, or as they are called dimmer.
In the translation, the word dimmer means "to grow dimmer", or darker.
With the help of the installed regulator, you can independently adjust the lighting in your house, make it brighter or, on the contrary, dimmer.
This is a very convenient and interesting way of lighting the house. To see how they look, you can see the photo dimmer on our page.
How to choose a dimmer and what is it?
A dimmer is a device that is installed instead of an ordinary switch, but which provides a gradual adjustment of the brightness of the light in your home.
Due to the fact that with it you can reduce the brightness of the lighting, you can save money, because the less light you use, the less you will pay for electricity. Estimated savings are around 60%.
This device includes protection against short circuit, as well as overloads and of course from overheating.
The possibilities of the dimmer are great, you can turn off the lighting with a timer, create a “presence” effect and much more.
Varieties of dimmers
Dimmers are: mechanical, which basically have a potentiometer; electronic based on control using a touch ring; remote control based on the remote control.
When buying a dimmer, you need to know what kind of light bulbs you will use, since it depends on it how much dimmer power you need. Note! How to calculate the room illumination correctly? 99 photos of ready-made design projects!
Modular dimmers in the house are rarely used, they are more often used in doorways or corridors. To manage them is very simple, namely with the switch.
This type of dimmer provides that it will be built into a special mounting device called the box. The control is carried out using the button, which is actually installed on top of this device.
Monoblock dimmer switch
As a rule, this type of dimmers is used where the walls are very thin, since this type does not take up little space and is very compact.
You need to control this view by rotating the key.
How to install the dimmer independently?
Before you start installing the dimmer switch, you need to pay attention to some aspects. The dimmer is used only for its intended purpose and does not overload it, otherwise its service life will be drastically reduced.
In order for the dimmer to work, it is necessary that an electric current be passed through the seven-clock.
In terms of size, the installation dimmer is the same as conventional switches, which is why its installation is exactly the same as that of a conventional switch.
When installing a new dimmer, you need to remove the old switch. To do this, turn off the electricity, and remember to be sure about safety. After you removed the old switch, check the condition of the wires, if there is insulation on them, if not, restore it.
After the procedure, install a new dimmer. To do this, you need to remove the protective, or as they are called decorative elements, connect it to the wires, and attach it to the place where the old switch used to be.
After install the protective (decorative) parts and enjoy using the new dimmer.
As you can see, it is very easy to install the dimmer, as well as a conventional switch, you need to make a little effort and follow the instructions.