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BRIGHT SPARKS THINK DIM TO CUT GLOBAL WARMING

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LETTERS

Following the announcement of the government's proposals to ban traditional light bulbs in favour of energy-saving alternatives, it is worth considering the other options that can support this green drive and can further reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Lighting control and dimming devices can provide a significant reduction in energy consumption as well as extending lamp life. Dimming a light by as little as 10 per cent, a volume that can't be detected by the naked eye, can save around 10 per cent of energy as well as extending the life of the lamp by 100 per cent.

Such solutions are already being recognised within the hotel industry. Research by Lutron shows that in an average hotel, dimming certain lights at certain times can reduce energy consumption by up to 30 per cent.

Andrew Bechgaard, Lutron Lighting Controls

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