Any CFL's rated for recessed cans?

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Old 01-06-08, 03:28 PM
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Lightbulb Any CFL's rated for recessed cans?

I'd love to use CFL's in my basement, but most of the fixtures are enclosed recessed cans.

Does anyone make a CFL for this application?

Or, for that matter, does anyone make cans designed for CFL use?

Does it make any difference that my lights are mounted in suspended ceiling tiles (no insulation)?

-Jim
 
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Old 01-06-08, 04:31 PM
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CFL's in reflector-type bulbs are readily available. Some are even dimmable.
 
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Originally Posted by furd View Post
CFL's in reflector-type bulbs are readily available. Some are even dimmable.
Yeah, I've got some reflector bulbs in use already. But most of my fixtures have glass diffusers on them, and aren't meant for reflector bulbs. While I could remove the glass, they wouldn't look quite right.

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Just want to head up with the screw in CFL some are not even rated to run inside of the enclosed cans you want to check the instructions of the CFL manufacter spec some will stated " not to used in enclosed luminaires " some can be used in enclosed without any issue but the CFL useally are slightly larger and bulker than the indscentnt bulbs are so you may want to check how deep it can fit in as well.

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