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Dim a little, save a lot

Dim a little, save a lot

(NAPS)-Rising energy costs and recent legislation-called the Energy Independence and Security Act-are encouraging many homeowners to reduce energy consumption. This means new, energy-efficient light sources are more popular than ever. It also makes dimming the lights more than a way to set a nice mood. It's a way to save electricity.
Dimming an incandescent or halogen light just 25 percent can save you up to 20 percent in energy-and makes your lightbulbs last up to 20 times longer.
Though compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and screw-in light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs use less energy than typical incandescent and halogen bulbs do, historically, they've not been compatible with light dimmers. Lights have been known to drop out, not turn on and/or turn off unexpectedly.
To help, there's the new C˙L dimmers from Lutron. They work not only with incandescent and halogen bulbs, but also with dimmable CFLs and LEDs.
Learn more at www.lutron.com/cflled.

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