Can CFL lights be dimmed?

Can CFL lights be dimmed?

A CFL that is not specifically designed for dimming should not be used on a dimmer. … The majority of CFL bulbs sold today are not dimmable. A CFL bulb that cannot be used on a dimmer will have the statement “not for use with dimmers” or “do not use with dimmers” marked directly on the bulb.

What does gu24 mean?

A GU24 lamp fitting is a bi-pin connector for compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) or LED lamps that uses a bayonet mount–like twist-lock bi-pin connector instead of the Edison screw fitting used on many CFLs, LED lamps and incandescent light bulbs.

Are CFL and LED light bulbs interchangeable?

Although LEDs usually cost a bit more than CFLs, the long-term savings are worth the cost of admission. … When you replace CFL with LED bulbs, you're dramatically reducing the cost of replacement lamps as well as maintenance time and fees. LEDs also use significantly less power than other lighting options.

What does Gu mean in light bulbs?

GU10 is the lamp base or cap of a mains voltage halogen lamp. It has two legs or pins with small 'feet' on the end! An LED GU10 is a retrofit energy saving replacement for halogen lamps that use the latest LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.

What is a g24 base?

You may have heard of GU24 base bulbs and wondered what they are. Available in both CFL and LED, these bulbs have a different base than the standard screw base bulbs. GU24 bulbs have 2 pins protruding from the base instead of the usual screw in base.

What is self ballasted bulb?

The term “self-ballasted” simply means that the bulb doesn't require a ballast to manage the electricity flow. Self-ballasted CFL lightbulbs are self-contained and can be screwed in like traditional incandescent bulbs.

Are gu24 bulbs dimmable?

GCP's GU24 dimmable compact fluorescent is designed to work with mechanical dimmers, including incandescent dimmers. This 13 watt, warm white bulb will work in any fixture with a GU24 base, including table and floor lamps, ceiling fixtures, hanging pendants, and even most open-air recessed fixtures.

What is the difference between gu10 and gu24 bulbs?

The difference lies in the distance between the pins of the bayonet connector (here it is a 'twist and lock' type). In a GU10 based bulb the distance between the pins is 10mm whereas in GU24 the distance between the pins is 24mm. There are adapters available to plug a GU10 based bulb to a GU24 socket.

What is an e26 bulb?

E26 is the size of most light bulbs used in the U.S. It's referred to as having a “medium” or “standard” base. E12 is the smaller “candelabra” base. It's used for nightlight bulbs, and sometimes for decorative light bulbs used in chandeliers and over bathroom mirrors.

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