Compact bulbs for dimmable lights

October 10th, 2007

A couple of readers commented on how compact fluorescents don’t work so well in dimmable light fixtures. It turns out that you do need to buy a special bulb for dimmable fixtures. If you’ve used these special bulbs, please leave a comment. I’d like to know if they flicker or hum.

It appears that the dimmable compact fluorescent bulb market is still maturing. Topbulb is known for supplying hard-to-find bulbs, but the dimmables do seem to be more expensive. is another source and they sell some ENERGY STAR certified dimmable bulbs.

2 Responses to “Compact bulbs for dimmable lights”

  1. Dawn Allcot on October 10, 2007 5:00 am

    You TOTALLY rock! I will look for these.

  2. Kathleen Frassrand on October 12, 2007 4:38 pm

    Oh.. you are indeed wonderful! I am so happy to know this. I may have to start replacing my kitchen bulbs now. THANK YOU!!!

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