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Re: [Shop-talk] automated home/garage lighting

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] automated home/garage lighting
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2009 07:22:12 -0700
> Also it seems to make the CFLs  
> flicker badly.

The vast majority of CFLs are not supposed to be used with any other
electronics in the circuit, like dimmers or photo sensors.  Frequently this
information is not on the box, but it's usually in the fine print on the
base of the bulb assembly.

To use with a photo sensor, you need a 'dimmable' CFL.  Good ones seem to be
around $10 each; while so far the cheap FEIT ones from HD are running about
a 90% failure rate in the first few months of use for me.

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