Recessed fluorescent lighting

Old 10-19-05, 01:49 PM
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Recessed fluorescent lighting

I am thinking about using 13 watt recessed fluorescent cans in my basement remodel vs. 60 watt incandescent cans (can save over 1000 watts). The cans are more expensive, but the $$ on electric will be worth it in the long run. Does anyone have any opinions on this? Any tips on placement or how many watts of light per square foot are needed?
Old 10-20-05, 08:35 AM
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I'd say go for it. A bulb will run longer too.

For calculating, I think 13W CF might be equal to 100W inc.
Old 10-21-05, 12:30 PM
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Thanks classicsat. Do you know if you can use dimmers for CF bulbs?
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Generally no.

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