Where not to use a CFL
There are several places where you
shouldn't use a CFL lightbulb:
- Fixtures that are turned on and
- Areas that are subject to vibration,
such as stairs and the garage.
- Fixtures that are subject to
extreme heat, cold or humidity. Buy
“weatherproof” bulbs for fixtures
that are exposed to the elements.
For anything other than a standard
light fixture, such as a fixture with a
dimmer switch, a three-way lamp
switch, a remote, a photo or motion
sensor or an electronic or digital
timer, read the packaging to be sure
the bulb is suitable. Also read the
packaging if you want to use a CFL
outdoors or in an enclosed fixture.