By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor
Multi-housing property owners, managers and developers are often faced with the challenge of providing residents with top-notch amenities, while simultaneously saving energy and costs.
Changing out standard incandescent bulbs with LEDs is inexpensive and efficient in cutting costs. However, when choosing to use LED bulbs, owners need to ensure top-notch performance to maintain the ambiance they hope to achieve. Often, standard dimmers result in a number of performance issues that can turn off current and potential residents.
Installing a universal dimmer, such as the ones developed by Leviton, allow for seamless control of lighting levels without risking flickering or buzzing that can happen when using standard dimmers.
Leviton’s rel=”sponsored”Decora Rocker Slide Universal Dimmer offers preset on/off switching and a smooth, integrated slide bar for fine adjustment of lighting levels. The device comes in seven color change kits to complement existing décor.
Also on the market, Leviton’s Renu Universal Dimmer provides advanced programming features to choose load type, set minimum brightness levels and adjust lighting fade rates. Available in more than 20 colors, the devices have faces you can snap off and update to create a new look anytime, or to match residents’ preferences.
Both universal dimmers are wired for easier installation in standard wallboxes, so residents won’t be disrupted with lengthy installations.