DIY – How to Install a Dimmer Switch

January 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

One of the easiest ways to create a little mood lighting is to install a dimmer switch.

If you are not overly confident about working with your homes electrics then it is always best to call out a qualified electrician.  Saying that, installing a dimmer switch is very easy providing you follow safety procedures.

One consideration that many people often overlook is the light bulbs they have.  For those of you who are energy efficient and have replaced the light bulbs in the house with new energy efficient CFL bulbs you should be aware that not all of these are compatible with dimmer switches.  If you do want to fit a dimmer switch then buy bulbs that are compatible.  You can by CFL bulbs that are suitable and this will be clearly marked on the bulbs packaging.

So, you’ve decided you want to create some romantic mood lighting by installing a dimmer switch.  But how do you do it?  In the guide below, we provide step-by-step instructions plus provide safety advice.  There’s even a link that gives you information on Energy Efficient Light Bulbs just to help you further.

 

How to Install a Dimmer Switch

 

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