Flourescent bulbs flicker with ceiling fan remote
I recently installed compact flourescent bulbs in my new ceiling fan. The ceiling fan remote receiver causes the flourescent lights to flicker. After discussing this with Emerson technical support, I learned that the remote receiver controls the lights using a pulse width modulated signal (basically a dimmer switch). They advised using only incandescent bulbs in the fixture because of this "feature". They did not understand the irony of installing half a kilowatt's worth of incandescent bulbs on the ceiling fan which I installed to reduce my summer cooling bills.
After a little bit of experimentation, I found that the flourescent lights look ok at the brightest setting, but flicker significantly at the dimmer settings. I tried using some dimmer-compatible bulbs from another room but it didn't make any difference.
Are there any safety or reliability problems with this setup? I think I can live with the very slight flicker at the brightest setting.