I still have a bunch of "regular" bulbs left, but I'm buying CFLs as
they run out. So I have several questions that I know the more
technically inclined people here can answer. I did try to google for
answers, but found conflicting answers to some. (I'm willing to
"experiment"; just don't understand the diff enough to know if I'll
1 - Can I use them upside down? Like in a recessed ceiling light, which
I keep putting off changing because I hate step ladders.
2 - X-10? I know I read that they work with the appliance modules, but
do any work with the lamp modules?
3 - Ceiling fans - I have one that takes the little intermediate base
bulbs that are difficult enough to find. Do they make CFL versions? And
also curious, the fan manufacturer says not to use >40 watt bulbs, but
since the CFLs use less electricity, can I use a brighter bulb?
4 - "Touch" lamps - would CFLs work with them? The lamps I have let you
adjust the brightness by how many times you tap the base.