Setting the mood
Good lighting is so important when setting the mood in a room to enjoy the comfort of a home. Sometimes we need bright light, and other times just dimming the lights in a room can bring a much different mood to the same space. Enjoying a glass of wine by the fire, listening to music play in the background, the last thing you want is a bright light staring you and your company in the face. I was once a big fan of three way bulbs, expensive but versatile. What frustrated me was how quickly they would burn out leaving you with basically a single watt bulb. I was throwing money out the window!
About a year ago, I discovered this dimmer switch while staying in a hotel with my family in Virginia. It is a simple fix to adjusting your light with a turn of a knob, setting the mood instantly and all with the use of a single watt bulb. No electrician needed. I purchased 5 of these dimmers on Amazon and have been continuing to order them since. They will fit in any lamp provided that your harp allows the bulb to extend another inch or so. Simply place your new dimmer socket into the existing lamp socket, install the bulb into the dimmer switch and voila! Instant ambience all for under $10! For standard incandescent bulbs up to 150 watts maximum.