Besides changes in light bulbs, many consumers are showing increased interest in dimming and lighting controls.
My colleague Lloyd Green wrote last week of “The Sprawling, dimming Age of Obama.”
Their dimming performance will rarely match that of an incandescent, but it is getting better as the technology improves.
Reporters declared it a bomb weeks before its release and blamed Cruise and his dimming appeal to moviegoers.
No thoughts—not even of Lenore—could keep the rain of sorrow from dimming my eyes, and drowning my cheeks.
Dawn was breaking through the windows and dimming the electric lights.
With her hand in his, something rose in his throat and he had to fight back the dimming of his eyes.
Now, from his dimming intelligence the sense of time had slipped away.
And they saw it with dimming eyes, and were glad, for it brought sweet oblivion.
His dimming eyes wandered to the bag of cartridges and the pistol at her belt.
Old English dimm "dark, gloomy, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *dimbaz (cf. Old Norse dimmr, Old Frisian dim, Old High German timber "dark, black, somber"). Not known outside Germanic. Slang sense of "stupid" is from 1892. Related: Dimly; dimness.
c.1200, perhaps in Old English, from dim (adj.). Related: Dimmed; dimming.
Stupid; uncomprehending: Anybody who pays to watch these teams has to be considered just a bit dim (1892+)