ChatterBank1 min ago
Running cost - Dimmed lighting
I have x6 50w halogen down lights in my lounge. I now have a dimmer fitted and my friend says that it costs the same to run these whether they are dimmed or not...is this true?
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The other advantage is that the bulbs will probably last longer, because the most stress is put onto a bulb at initial switch-on, and having a dimmer in the circuit in most cases does not zap 240V straight across the bulb. instantaneously - even if the dimmer spindle is turned high. The voltage rises quickly but not instantly.