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Lutron Makes Economic Case for Dimming

Dr. Ian Rowbottom of Lutron Electronics authored a whitepaper on the Lutron website titled, “Building Dimmers Vs. Building Power Plants.”

Using simple math, he makes a case that while it costs $1.40-$7.75 to build a watt of electric generating capacity, it costs only about $0.35 to remove a watt with a dimmer.

He writes, “At 35ยข/Watt, it is far cheaper to conserve electricity with dimmers than it is to install new power generating equipment. Another advantage: Dimmers are available immediately and can be installed on the same day of purchase, whereas it can take decades to plan and build a power generating plant.”

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