Can we save energy bills by replacing the bulbs in our dimmer with a compact fluorescent light bulb?
Compact fluorescent bulbs have been found to reduce energy costs. However, Compact fluorescent bulbs are not suitable for every lighting option. For instanceGE Longlife Plus Soft White Energy Saving Bulb works specifically for a compact fluorescent bulbs dimmer switch. When CFLs are used with incompatible lamp fixtures, it reduces the bulb’s longevity. Recently, I bought six compact fluorescent bulbs for my lamp which has an electronic timer. Each time, I place a new CFL in the socket, the compact fluorescent bulb burns out within a week. Does this mean that the CFLs are defective? Not all compact fluorescent bulbs are compatible for every lamp. Read the manufacturer’s guidelines to make sure that the fixture works with a compact fluorescent light bulb. (This is particularly true of the compact fluorescent bulbs dimmer. I’ve read that compact fluorescent bulbs are inappropriate for enclosed fixtures. Does this mean that all compact fluorescent bulbs are inoperable outdoors? It really d