Even if it is safe to put compact fluorescents in the
it's not worth it, because with a motion-detector
you want full brightness RIGHT NOW, and all the
CF bulbs I have ever seen start out really dim
and need a minute or two to reach full brightness.
But the lights on the front exterior of my house
are on a mechanically-switched timer, and
it is no big deal if the bulbs need a little
time to reach full brightness.
--- "E. John Puckett" <email@example.com>
> When I recently built my garage a couple years ago I
> put in a motion
> detector to operate the main lights. I used one of
> the wide angle
> detectors, so entering the garage form any door or
> the car entering
> turns them on, and they go out in from 1 to 15
> minutes after they see no
> movement depending on the setting.