I recently bought a nice looking regular light bulb, commonly refered to as "Edison bulb". http://edisonlightglobes.com/Shop/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Full-set-Bulbs.jpg
I was hoping to find a way to dim the light, so you could just see the filament glowing. Having zero knowledge of electronics, I started looking for a dimmer to put in a simple electronic circuit.
However, if I try to find answers to how to achieve this, I only find LED-related questions. Furthermore someone told me about a difference between a dimmer that dims the light, but eats up the same amount of power as when the light is not dimmed?
I guess these are really basic things for someone with knowledge of electronics, but any help would be a huge step forward for me.