Buy light dimmer switches in all styles and colors for updating your lighting. Find universal dimmers as well as CFL, LED, slide, toggle, rotary knob, or rocker dimming switch controls by Lutron, Leviton, and GE.
Light dimmer switches come in a range of styles and colors, so how do you find which type works best for you?
Slider dimmers have a bar that can be pushed up or down for adjusting lighting brightness. Their rectangular shape has the advantage of fitting into any standard block or Decora switch plate opening. Depending upon the model, these decorator slide dimmer controls also may have a button that allows you to flip the light on to the level you previously set with the sliding bar.
Rocker Dimmers with Presets
Dimmers than look like regular rocker switches actually have a small lever on the side that can be set to a desired lighting level. These devices are convenient for lights that must be kept a lower level, whether because the lighting is too bright or harsh unless dimmed, or in high-use locations where you wish to save money.
A great choice when you simply want to replace a toggle switch in your current light switch cover, toggle light dimmers and compact and easy to use. They fit into regular toggle light switch covers. Depending on the brand you either use the switch itself to adjust the lighting intensity or set a small bar on the side to the desired level then simply turn the light on and off like normal.
The look of a toggle dimmer allows it to fit right in with your other toggle switches for a neat, uniform look. They allow you to keep your set of wall plates intact without the need of trying to find a matching cover in a new size. Their small size also minimizes the amount of device color showing, so when paired with decorative switchplates that are not the standard colors, these will blend in better and be less noticeable.
A classic electrical device that has been popular for decades, twist dimmers conveniently fit into a toggle switch plate opening (the knob covers the rectangular opening) while making it obvious that it is a dimmer. This is an avantage when you have frequent guests or simply want to know at a glance which switch is the dimmer. You may also prefer the smooth control that a rotating button provides. The larger knob is easier adjust to a finer lighting level than a dimmer control that has a tiny preset lever. In addition, Kyle Switch Plate offers rotary knobs in a wide range of colors and finishes (brass, bronze, chrome, copper, etc.) with both plain and decorative versions for an elegant accent that will coordinate with metal light switch covers.
The newer universal dimmer switches are designed for use with both incandescent and halogen light bulbs, plus work with the recently developed dimmable light-emitting diode and compact fluorescent bulbs. These environtally friendly bulbs help you save money on your energy bills.
CFL LED Dimmers
Lutron Diva dimmer paddle switches with small slide dimmer control for CFL and LED lights. Universal dimming rocker switch dims incandescent and halogen light bulbs in addition to dimmable light-emitting diode and compact fluorescent bulbs. Lutron Diva electric dimmer switch can be wired as a 3-way or single pole. Fits in a rocker switch plate.
Looking to match your existing switches and cover plates? Here are all the dimmer types available in white, ivory, gray, black & brown:
White Dimmer Styles
*Note that the rocker dimmer isn't available in ivory but the nearest match is the Light Almond dimmer, shown here.
Gray Dimmer Types
*Note there are no gray toggle dimmers. You can get a gray rotary dimmer which fits the toggle switch plate opening.