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Old 12-20-2007, 10:49 PM   #21
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There are a few places where a std bulb is necessary.

Just think, how are lava lamps going to work with a cool CFL underneath?

With regards to temp, they do take a while in cold yes, but they do last longer in cold. At work we use CFLs in the walk-in fridge and freezer, and they last MUCH longer since they're not prone to failure from tempurature spikes.
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hmmm.....yeah, there is definatly places where cfls wont work. also, if you do wanna dim them, you have to get a special dimmer( i think its called an inductive load dimmer) and those are 2-3 times as much as a regular dimmer. at least the one we had at Blowes were.
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I had gotten one for free from Yahoo! Answers once (that along with a twine grocery bag), and put it in the lamp next to my recliner. It'* a yellow light one (pretty darn close to my old incandescent ones) and it still took a couple days to get used to. But, I do like it. I'm thinking of replacing all the other ones in my place once I find a color temperature I like.
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another thing....any of those bulbs(cfls or tubes) contain mercury. if they are gonna require them, that may become a problem. unless there is a recycling program that people would actually use.....
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