Gallery: Lutron Unveils Energy-Saving Dimmer Switch for CFL and LED Bul...


Despite the Republican party’s best, yet misguided efforts, incandescent bulbs are on their way out. Energy-efficient lighting like CFLs and LEDs are fast becoming the norm, and it was only a matter of time before our lighting technologies needed an energy upgrade, too. Lutron Electronics, the inventors of the dimmer switch, have long been the industry leader for lighting controls, and they recently unveiled a new line of dimmer switches designed specifically for CFLs and LEDs. Putting form right in line with function, the switches have a clean, intuitive design that makes saving energy as easy as sliding your finger.

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  1. ramparthy April 21, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    After I put dimmable led bulbs into the fixtures, it started flickering when I turned on the dimmable switch in different level. I thought first that these bulbs are not dimmable as I wanted them to be, but I think right now that I am using the wrong dimmer switch for these dimmable led bulbs, what should I have to do to make it dimmable? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Had Enough Dazzle April 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

    It’s too bad the writer of this article can get the facts straight. A Halogen light by defintion is an incandescent light source. All lighting that that uses a filament to create all its light is an incandescent light source. Remember the idiots selling some product on TV claiming you could call them to get more info sent you on DVD or Video? Lazy idiots that couldn’t say VHS so they assumed that if it wasn’t on DVD it would be on video. FYI, the official DVD charter documents specify that the basis of the DVD name stems from the term digital versatile disc. Later unofficial hacks started to call it Digital Video Disc but that’s like the lazy idiots that called pagers ‘beepers’. Back on topic now, Lutron is just another hack company selling old tech and pawning it off as cutting edge. All their old dimmers and this new POS dimmer they claim will dim CFL and LED is still old outdate tech. Heck these POS dimmers can’t even deliver more than 105 volts at full power when line power is 120 volts. What’s happening to that missing 15 volts. Is that waste? Lutron won’t answer that and continues to sell their garbage. Ever wonder why your Halogens don’t look as white as they did after you install a Lutron dimmer? That’s the reason, it’s not getting full line power so you are already dimming the Halogen bulb and shortening the life of the bulb and its bright output because the ‘Halogen cycle’ does not work below optimal voltage so the bulb will blacken over time as the tungsten filament wears away and deposits itself on the glass. Look it up if you don’t believe me. Lutron, fix your trash before a class action suit makes you.

  3. Buildingwell July 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    These new Lutron dimmer switches will help to encourage people to consider converting their traditional incandescent lighting. They’ll be able to create the same lighting effects they have become accustomed to while at the same time increasing the energy savings with the CFL/LED and the dimmer. These should stand to be great options for green renovation/rehab projects.

  4. p.vissanji July 20, 2011 at 12:52 am

    do these work in countries that use an electrical voltage of 220 v

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