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Dimmer Switches and Compact Florescent Lights

Can you use a dimmer switch on a compact florescent light…


Can a Dimmer Switch Be Used to Control CFL Bulbs?
Background: T, a Homeowner from Salt Lake City
Question: Can you use a dimmer switch on a compact florescent?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question T.
The CFL must state that it is compatible with dimmers switches.
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