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Keep standard bulbs for special uses
Donâ€™t throw your incandescent bulbs away! CLFs arenâ€™t suited to every fixture or situation, so standard bulbs will continue to be useful throughout a home that is trying to be energy efficient.
1. If you canâ€™t verify that a pre-installed dimmer switch is CFL compatible, always use a standard bulb. Using CFLs with non-compatible dimmers can create a fire hazard.
2. Incandescent bulbs are preferable for â€œshort-useâ€ areas such as closets and half baths where lights are subjected to frequent, short on/off cycles. Such use patterns can reduce the life of a CFL.
3. Outdoor fixtures equipped with motion sensors are made for compatibility with incandescent bulbs primarily.