fluorescent pot lights wtih dimming ballast?

scrappy25May 18, 2010

I searched for "dimmable fluorescents" on this site and all the links on the front pages are over 2 years old.

I found a reference to Halo recessed housing compact fluorescent with dimming ballast. Can regular compact fluorescents be used in this kind of housing? It is the Halo H273ICAT1D. They are Title 24 compliant and Energy Star qualified.

Here is the link to the pdf

thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: recessed cans dimmable fluorescent ballast

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David

No, regular CFLs cannot be used. The main reason is that the standard screw in base cannot be used, just in case you decide to switch to incandescent / halogen type lighting.

If you're considering dimmable CFL pots, CREE LED lights are more cost effective.

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