MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton Manufacturing is launching at the 2010 International Builders' Show® the industry's first slide dimmer specifically designed for use with a wide variety of dimmable CFL bulbs. The Leviton Decora® CFL Slide Dimmer optimizes the performance of dimmable CFL bulbs and works with the widest range of dimmable CFL bulbs available.
In auto mode, the dimmer detects whether the bulb is an incandescent or a dimmable CFL, determines high- and low-end dimming capabilities and adjusts the dimming range accordingly. This is an important feature, as dimming varies by bulb manufacturer, type and rating.
Previously, most dimmers were designed to work with incandescent or standard bulbs. Unfortunately, dimmable CFL bulbs do not work well with these standard dimmers. Additionally dimmable CFL bulbs now available in the marketplace have not received favorable performance reviews from consumers.
"After using standard dimmers, consumers often report such problems as flickering when they dim the lights to lower levels, not being able to turn the lights on when the dimmer is in a dimmed position and limited dimming range when using CFL bulbs with these dimmers," said James Sherman, director of residential marketing at Leviton. "With the new Leviton Decora CFL Slide Dimmer, consumers can continue to enjoy the energy-saving benefits of dimmable CFL bulbs, but with improved ambiance and lighting options."
Leviton Manufacturing Company is a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Leviton has grown to become one of the most preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Rd., Melville, NY, 11747, www.leviton.com.
Decora is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
SOURCE Leviton Manufacturing Company