I havent' read every day for about 6 months, but until then we had a
lot of posts about timers that don't work on fluorscent fixtures. My
apologize if someone else has already posted an update.
I was in Walmart today to buy something I can't find anywhere else**
I haven't looked for wall timers elsehwere but they had them (mostly
for ceiling fixtures) that the box says work on either tungsten or
fluorescent (and I would bet, a combination of the two.) 18$ and 20$,
One has the same program for each day and the other has that, m-f,
sa-su, and M-Sa, it seems. Both in white.
BTW, before I went on a very long trip last November, I tried to make
my home look occupied and put in a timer for the kitchen ceiling
light, but I forgot about the compact fluorescent and the thing was
funny. It was almost ok in the on setting but it had a flicker. In the
off setting it was off 80% of the time but also had a dim flicker.
But I ran out of time, and that's the way I left it, and so far after
2 months away and one month back, it's still that way, and neither
bulb has worn out.
I also had trouble with the car alarm, and was supposed to install a
new home alarm before I left, but neither job got finished. But
nobody bothered my car or my house anyhow. The car alarm started
working again almost on its own.
*They no longer sell the Leviton "current tap" a little box that
plugs into an outlet and a plug plugs into it, with a toggle switch on
top. And so far, I can only find the GE 3-prong version at Wal-mart.
It looks much bigger than the old one, but each dimension is only
about 1/8" bigger.