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CFL Bulbs #16191
11/06/02 01:18 PM
11/06/02 01:18 PM
Happi_Man  Offline OP
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Columbus, Ohio - USA
Has anyone ever heard of these?

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Re: CFL Bulbs #16192
11/06/02 01:25 PM
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West Virginia
Compact Fluorescent?

(I think?)

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Re: CFL Bulbs #16193
11/06/02 01:49 PM
11/06/02 01:49 PM
Happi_Man  Offline OP
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Columbus, Ohio - USA
So - would they work in a track head? I mean it would look silly yes - but would it even fit?

Re: CFL Bulbs #16194
11/06/02 02:56 PM
11/06/02 02:56 PM
SvenNYC  Offline
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New York City
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 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. [Linked Image]

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

Re: CFL Bulbs #16195
11/08/02 09:30 PM
11/08/02 09:30 PM
Scott35  Offline

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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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