I replaced all my incandescents with CFLs. With the recent power outages
here (Ohio) I bought a generator and was wondering if the CFLs can handle
the fluctuation of the generator.What I mean by the fluctuation is choke not
being set right so you hear the motor speed up and slow down evey half a
Difficult to answer without knowing the range of fluctuation. CFLs should
not be affected unless the flutuation is wide. As long as the voltage is
between 100 and 125, I doubt there would be any problem.
I'd be more concerned with devices with induction motors, like a
Every extended outage costs me a bulb or two. Doesn't necessarily happen
while on generator power, but shortly afterward - i.e. next couple weeks.
Casualties are spread pretty evenly between incandescent and CFL.
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