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Can compact fluorescent bulbs be dimmed?
Besides, can fluorescent bulbs be dimmed?
Compact fluorescents cannot be dimmed unless they are a special type of dimmable compact fluorescent bulb. All regular fluorescent bulbs can be dimmed; however, if you try to dim one in an ordinary fluorescent fixture, you will encounter one or more of these problems: The lamp may not light.
Secondly, can you put a dimmer switch on LED lights? Well, the answer depends: Yes, LED lights work on a dimmer when: You have “dimmable” LED light bulbs. You use an LED compatible dimmer.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what happens when you dim a non dimmable CFL?
Not for Dimmers A standard CFL bulb can't be used in a dimmable fixture. If you try to dim a standard CFL, the bulb will flash, flicker or go out. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association warns that dimming standard CFLs will greatly shorten bulb life and may damage the dimmer switch.
Can a fluorescent light work without a ballast?
Reverted question “ Can I make a fluorescent light work without a ballast?” yes, you can, but you need something to reduce the current as the bulb warms up. So, you can drive a fluorescent with a pulse width adjustable power supply, but this is what is in an 'electronic' ballast.