Dimmable Fluorescent Lights Aren’t Really


Just installed a (AU$20!) dimmable fluoro bulb in my room and have been testing it.  While incandescents will dim from full to just about nothing this fluoro dims to maybe 50%, thereafter it flashes like a strobe light! So it is presumably generating a sufficent charge to discharge based on the incoming current.  Even when I think I’ve dimmed it down to zero it flashes (once every minute or so).  Dimming to 50% isn’t really much use IMO.

2 Responses to “Dimmable Fluorescent Lights Aren’t Really”


  1. 1 Ken L. 9 January 2009 at 12:29 am

    What brand did you buy?

  2. 2 brendanscott 9 January 2009 at 9:14 am

    Good question Ken. I can’t quite remember, but I think they were Phillips.


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