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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 12:27 PM
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26. CFLs do not work well everywhere
So if you're having trouble with them, make sure you're using them in the right place.

There's two common places where they fail to perform well:
1) If they don't run for at least 5 minutes, the ballast breaks much sooner than expected. So they're not a good choice for a bathroom or closet where you only turn the light on briefly.

2) If it's cold. If it's near freezing or colder, the bulb will take a very long time to warm up, and again suffer a premature death.
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