Monday, August 31, 2009
Can I put a Compact Fluorescent in my shower?
If your fixture is a newer fixture in your shower or in any place that gets a fair amount of moisture, you can use a compact fluorescent inside it. It needs to be a sealed fixture with a cover over the bulb.
Now, it's important to know that if you leave the light on all day or all the time, it will build heat inside the fixture and thus will shorten the life of the bulb.
It's fine to use these bulbs when you are turning them on and off for showers but not so good in enclosed fixtures that you plan to leave on all day.