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getting rid of the incandescents

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08-15-10, 05:43 PM   #1  
getting rid of the incandescents

This seems to be a simple question, but I can't seem to find anyone in local hardware stores that has a good answer. Incandescents are out; cfls are in. But the packaging on cfls advises: don't use me in enclosed fixtures or on timers. So, for the 75% of lights in my house that are either enclosed or on timers, what do I do?

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08-15-10, 05:56 PM   #2  
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08-15-10, 07:55 PM   #3  
If the timers are the wind up kind (not electronic) then they will work fine with CFL's

It is not often I tell people to ignore what a manufacture tells you but I have used CFL's in enclosed fixtures and have not had any problems. The only reason I have heard not to use them in enclosed fixtures is their life will be shortened.

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