I have ceiling fans throughout my house and they all have dimmer
knobs and sliding switches. I bought at Wal mart some compact
flourescent bulbs. I put in one, and it looked great, with no heat
output. I put in the other three and heard a buzzing noise. I quickly
cut off the lights and took a look at one of the bulbs. In teeny tiny
print on the neck of the bulbs it says "Not for use with dimmers." So
I looked at the other bulbs at Wal mart that are compact floursecents
and same deal, but nothing on the box about this.
Aren't the regular incandescent bulbs being phased out in 2009? If so,
what are my options? I'm trying to do the go green thing.
I found these:
however, these all appear to be 75 watt and the warning on the fan
light fixtures say not to 60 over 60 watts.
Also not sure of the quality of these.
On 5/22/2008 9:09 AM email@example.com spake thus:
The wattage rating is for incandescent bulbs, because of the heat
generated by them, not the actual power consumed. You can safely ignore
this for CFLs (which generate some heat, but less than an equivalent
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute
conversation with the average voter.
The new Federal law will ban "regular" incandescents in two stages, one
in 2012 and the other in 2014, depending on light output range. 60 watt
and 40 watt ones are affected in 2014.
Meanwhile, I have seen dimmable CFLs at Target. Also, Home Depot has
improved incandescents that are exempted from the ban for using 40 watts
to produce nearly as much light as "standard" 60 watt incandescents.
These, the "Halogena Energy Saver", are dimmable.
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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