A lot of new LED bulbs claim they work on standard dimmers. Bought a bunch of the Philips Slim Style Dimmable LEDs when they were on sale at Home Depot. They work fairly well on dimmers that were already in the wall. Not sure what type of dimmers they are. Just the standard slide dimmers you'd get cheap at the hardware store.
Not very familiar with the technology used in these types of bulbs. My main point in dimming them is to reduce the amount of light but I'm wondering if dimming these will reduce the amount of energy used and if so how much? I understand dimming incandescent bulbs doesn't save as much as you might think compared to the light output.
Also would dimming these bulbs lessen their life span?