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Single Pole Vs. Three-Way Dimmer Switches

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The difference between a single pole and a three-way dimmer switch isn't immediately obvious, but it's an important distinction that will determine which product is best for your home.

Single pole switches control a light or group of lights from one location — such as the entrance to a room. Three-way dimmer switches, on the other hand, allow you to control the same light from multiple locations. Three-way dimmers are most commonly installed in rooms with more than one entrance, at the top and bottom of a flight of stairs, or in other spots where it is convenient to have multiple options for controlling a light.

Dimmer Options
Choosing a dimmer switch involves more than deciding whether you need a three-way or single pole unit. At Top Greener, we recognize that all homes are different, and we take care to stock a wide selection of options to meet every need. Wall dimmer switches include:

• Slide models: Slide dimmers have a single lever for adjusting the amount of light in a room.
• Rotary models: Rotary dimmers use a knob instead of a slide for control.
• Low-voltage dimmer switches: Choose a low-voltage switch for additional energy savings.
• Tabletop dimmer switches: Tabletop units have the advantage of plug-and-play functionality with no wiring needed.

Visit individual product pages for detailed specifications and more information about features and benefits. You can also call our office for assistance from one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives.

Applications And Advantages
Enerlites dimmer switches, depending on the model, work with a range of different bulb types, including CFL, LED, Incandescent, Fluorescent, & Halogen. Three-way and single pole dimmer switches let you control the amount of electricity flowing to a light fixture. Less light means less power — as a result, by installing a dimmer switch, you can potentially save money and reduce your environmental impact.

However, the benefits of adding a dimmer switch are more than just economic or environmental. Many people prefer more low-level ambient lighting, particularly at night. Whether you’re winding down at the end of the day or enjoying a romantic meal with a loved one, a dimmer switch can help you set the mood. Dimmer switches are also great for showcasing art and design — whether it’s a unique painting or a carefully considered room layout.

Why Top Greener?
Whatever your reasons are for installing a dimmer switch, Enerlites’ products offer excellent value and performance at an affordable price point. All products sold by Top Greener are held to stringent quality control standards, and we back everything with a one-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Our products meet all relevant safety and electrical code requirements for residential and commercial installations.

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