What is a compact fluorescent light bulb?

Answer A compact fluorescent light bulb is a type of fluorescent lighting that can be used in most household lamp fixtures. The light bulb uses less energy than a traditional incandescent light bulb and h... Read More »

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Does anyone sell a compact fluorescent light bulb with an intermediate e17 base that you can use in a ceiling fan?

Yes. I have seen one local store carry it, and I also found it online at Voss Lighting. (Link below) The only problem is that if you want to have a cfl equivalent to something higher than 60 watts... Read More »

Where can you buy an mr16 CFL compact fluorescent bulb?

Answer You can buy an MR16 compact fluorescent bulb with bi-pin base in either 35 or 50 watt (claimed) equivalent at Home Depot. Feit Electric is the manufacturer and the bulb I bought to experimen... Read More »

Why would a dimmer switch buzz with a compact fluorescent bulb?

Dimming fluorescent lamps Most compact fluorescent lamps won't work with conventional dimmers, or will damage the dimmer. Magnetic dimmers will work, however.AnswerActually, it depends on the desi... Read More »

When were compact fluorescent light bulbs invented?

The CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) was invented in 1976 by Ed Hammer, who was a General Electric engineer. In 2002 Hammer was awarded the Edison Medal by the Institute for Electrical and Electronic... Read More »