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December 17, 2007

Banning Incandescents

Banning incandescent light bulbs is all well and good, but have they considered what to do about motion and photo sensing fixtures? For some reason, they don't like compact fluorescents. I tried a fluorescent in a photosensing/motion sensing light and it always glowed faintly, finally dying after only a few months. And what about refrigerator and oven lights? Are there fluorescents that will fill he bill?

Filed under Technology | permalink | December 17, 2007 at 08:02 PM


Darrel is, of course, correct. Here, for example, is a selection of dimmable compact fluorescents available via Amazon. A Google list of same. And Here is the starting place for dimmable fluorescents at 1000Bulbs.com which may lead you to these 5-watt dimmable compact fluorescents. Wow, I've got to get me some of those as I think they would ideally compliment the complexion of ladies of a certain age.

Here are search results for 3-way compact fluorescents at 1000Bulbs.com. The same search at Amazon. And again at Google.

Posted by: Ron's Log at Dec 19, 2007 12:44:09 PM

Well I did a little research and low and behold, they make dimmable and 3-way CF's. As far as I can tell, they don't make a CF that works with electronic switches, like your security light and my timer. I did find another model of my timer that does work with CF's however.

Posted by: Darrel at Dec 18, 2007 5:54:07 PM

Oh, right, thanks for reminding me of the rheostat (dimmer) issue, which is really the biggest thing for anyone of sensitive tastes, such as myself.

And while we're making a comprehensive list, what about the good, old 3-way bulb; the dimmer switch of the 1950s. No more 3-way bulbs?

Posted by: Ron's Log at Dec 18, 2007 8:28:42 AM

I know they don't work on my house light electronic timer.

Posted by: Darrel at Dec 18, 2007 8:07:05 AM

And dimmer switches? Does this mean we'll never be able to dim lights again?

Posted by: Tomm at Dec 18, 2007 4:40:41 AM

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