Thursday, September 18, 2008

Can I use CFL light bulbs with a dimmer switch?

It is very important to determine if the compact fluorescent light bulbs you are using are made to be dimmable or not! If you use a regular compact fluorescent light bulb in a system with a dimmer switch you will burn your bulbs out prematurely. There are a couple of ways you can go. Either purchase a dimmable compact fluorescent or switch out your switch from a dimmer switch to a regular on/off switch.

All Halogen light bulbs are dimmable and provide a better alternative to incandescent light bulbs in recessed lighting. The biggest problem is that they still put out a fair amount of heat and sometimes that’s not what you want, especially in a kitchen where there is already a great amount of heat.
Holly Eddins

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