January 18, 2011 by Rachel Cericola
If you’re looking around at a room full to switches, it could be time for a lighting upgrade. Lutron recently announced a new dimmer, the Skylark Contour. It’s now shipping in four different versions.
The Skylark Contour dimmer is an update to the Skylark, which was first introduced in 1983. Promising a new look and feel, the dimmer features a rocker switch for turning lights on and off, but can also accommodate a favorite preset lighting level.
The four versions include:
- The Skylark Contour C·L preset dimmer, which is UL-listed for use with a broad range of dimmable CFLs and LEDs, incandescent and halogen bulbs, and a combination of those bulbs. ($30.60 each)
- The Skylark Contour present dimmer works with incandescent and halogen bulbs. This one is available in single-pole ($22.80) and 3-way ($30.60).
- Skylark Contour preset dimmer with eco-dim promises up to 15 percent energy savings, using incandescent and halogen bulbs. It also boasts three times the bulb life of a standard switch. ($30.60).
- Skylark Contour preset dimmer with eco-minder also promises 15 percent energy savings, used incandescent and halogen bulbs. This model also has an LED that changes from red to green, to signify that savings. ($30.80)
All four models are available in white, ivory, almond, light almond, gray, brown and black. Find them now at Home Depot, electrical distributors and lighting showrooms.
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