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Author Topic: Looking for a CFL  (Read 13787 times)

Offline sailoholic

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Looking for a CFL
« on: October 25, 2007, 11:01:13 pm »
I am looking into switching my entire house over to CFL lighting. Most of my switches are on dimmers and i wanted Full Spectrum bulbs. So basically, does anyone know of any Full Spectrum Dimmable CFL Lightbulbs?

Thank You!  :-D

Offline briandancer

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Re: Looking for a CFL
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 03:04:00 pm »
Amazingly, I looked through all of our bulbs at Service Lighting and could not come up with any that are both dimmable and full spectrum.  =(

It's so rare that I get stumped like that, I am a bit in shock.

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Re: Looking for a CFL
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 04:03:55 pm »
hey, what are you going to do with the CFL when they burn out?
Without Edison, where would we be at today?

Offline Straick

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Re: Looking for a CFL
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009, 10:55:31 pm »
CFL's, by nature of their electronics, aren't easily made to be dimable. If you run them on a standard dimmer, you'll burn them out prematurely. Also, as gnildir1 said, you need to think of how you'll dispose of them when they burn out. They contain large amounts of mercury, especially for their size. The other thing to watch for is that a lot of the ones made now aren't of the highest quality, and there have been cases of them catching fire when on a standard, non dimmable circuit due to cheap construction.

Offline jonathan cassiday

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Re: Looking for a CFL
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 09:46:19 pm »
Both home depot and Wal mart sell dimiable CFL lamps, they work to about 20% brightness. The three brands that i know of are GE, Philips and Nvision(home depots house brand) i have used them with great results. As far as disposal, you cvan recycle tham at home depot or through a pre paid postage container form Target. They recycle the mercury to make new lamps and tak the plastics and use them in post consumer plastics.
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Offline jonathan cassiday

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Re: Looking for a CFL
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 05:22:14 pm »
i also wanted to add that Lowes also sells a dimable cfl under the slyvania brand. dimable cfls run between 8. and 11. dollars depending on brand, wattage, ect.
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