Dimmer Switches Cost You Money!

There is a lot of talk these days about using less power, installing CFL light bulbs, and going "green" at home. While all of these are good things I realized that dimmer switches/lights are a problem. They do not work with fluorescent bulbs!

The problem is chemical. The older incandescent bulbs consume a lot of power dimmer switches were created so you could get a softer light effect and the act of dimming reduces the power used. While it may look kind of nice it is still more expensive than using CFL bulbs at full brightness.

The solution here is to get rid of the dimmer switches. Replace them with ordinary on/off switches and switch out your bulbs for fluorescent lighting. The bulbs pay for themselves in the first year and after that you gain money via lower power bills. They also last longer so you don't have to change them as often!