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#16191 - 11/06/02 10:18 AM CFL Bulbs
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Has anyone ever heard of these?

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#16192 - 11/06/02 10:25 AM Re: CFL Bulbs
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Compact Fluorescent?

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#16193 - 11/06/02 10:49 AM Re: CFL Bulbs
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So - would they work in a track head? I mean it would look silly yes - but would it even fit?

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#16194 - 11/06/02 11:56 AM Re: CFL Bulbs
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Depends on the track head and the size and shape of the bulb. Some look like balls, others look like big Tylenol capsules, others look like Type-A incandesents on steroids.

I saw some at Home Depot that could fit in candelabra sockets for a chandelier or a wall sconce -- they looked like ribbed translucent vi....never you mind...you get the idea. :P

I think these bulbs look doofy - period.

And the light some of them put out is ghastly - unlike fluorecent tubes which seem to put out a more even light.

But I guess it would do for a broom closet or a basement or some other out-of-the-way place.

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#16195 - 11/08/02 06:30 PM Re: CFL Bulbs
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CFL = Compact Fluorescent Lamp.

If you could find one which has a narrow enough intregal Ballast to fit the Track Light Luminare, it would work.

Some CFLs are used with fixtures which have a Ballast included - such as Recessed Fixtures.

Suggest using Electronic type Ballasts with the CFLs so the weight of the Magnetic Core will not be a problem.

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