Install a CFL or LED Bulb Dimmer Switch

LED- and CFL-compatible dimmers do the job

LEDs and compact fluorescent bulbs can work well with dimmers—if they're the right type of dimmer. Replace older, standard dimmer switches with compatible models, and make sure you buy dimmable bulbs.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

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Install dimmer switches for CFL or LED bulbs

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Electrical tape
  • Non-contact voltage tester

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • CFL-compatible dimmer switch

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