March 10, 2009

Day 69 - CFL Bulbs

Day 69 - CFL Bulbs
Originally uploaded by Karin Beil
We learned an expensive lesson about CFL bulbs today. They do NOT work in fixtures that are on timers or dimmers. We had put these three CFL bulbs in our outside lights that turn on & off automatically via a timer. Two of the 3 fixtures stopped working. When the electrician came out, it cost us $100 for us to learn that you can't use CFLs with timers. We were TRYING to save money on energy.

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting! I didn't know that. Uncle Ted would probably know how to figure that out.