Can fluorescent bulbs be dimmed?

Answer Though most fluorescent bulbs are not dimmable, more and more dimmable models are appearing on the market, including the GE Spiral Dimmable CFL Bulb sold by Ace Hardware, the Dimmable 16 Watt A19 C... Read More »

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Can a fluorescent bulb be dimmed?

Since Fluorescent lights us a ballast to fluoresce the mercury vapor in this type of bulb the ballast requires a modified multiple voltage arrangement. Usual florescent lights only have one voltage... Read More »

Can xenon bulbs be dimmed?

Yes, xenon bulbs are dimmable, according to Dr. Tom Farin, founder and president of Pegasus Associates Lighting. The type of dimmer used should match the power transformer, be it electronic or magn... Read More »

How much do incandescent light bulbs cost vs. fluorescent bulbs?

A compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) costs about $3.50, while an incandescent bulb costs about 50 cents. According to Energy Star, even though CFL seems more expensive, it uses 75 percent less en... Read More »

Do fluorescent light bulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs?

Yes. Compact fluorescent light bulbs typically use 75 or 80 percent less energy than incandescent light bulbs. They are the most energy efficient alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs and c... Read More »