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Old 10-27-08, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default Need some par20 dimmable CFLs!

These are almost the last bulbs in the house I need to get to be fully CFLed. Unfortunately, these are also high usage lights. However, I can't find any that are dimmable and I really do like the dimming circuit on these lights. Anyone know of any out there?

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Old 10-27-08, 09:20 AM   #2
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We asked about a dimmable CFL Saturday, for a bedside lamp, and the salesman replied he never saw any in its 60 x 6 feet display.

As it's my wife's alarm clock, that simulates a sunrise, the 40w bulb is never used at more than a quarter power and never more than ten minutes per day, so not very high in priorities.

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After an extensive search, I was unable to find ANY dimmable CFL lamps in other than twist or decorative (cover over the twist). One solution would be to modify the fixture (Spray chrome paint on the inside) and maybe make a reflective disk to place at the base of the bulb.
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Old 11-07-08, 11:19 PM   #4
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Just for the information, as by here I have never seen any par20.

I have seen a dimmable CFL today. Its price was 2.5 times the price of the non-dimmable.

I have seen another one you can dim with the switch, system called vario :
  • one click = full light
  • three click (on/off/on) = soft light
Its price was 2 times the price of the non-dimmable.

All specs were identical (20W 100Wequiv, 10000h)

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