My wife and I have been slowly replacing the lightbulbs in our house with the new energy efficient compact fluorescent kind that look like a cross between a fluorescent bulb and a conventional incandescent one.
The main lights in our lounge, however, are fitted with a dimmer switch and most of the CLF bulbs I’ve seen have “DO NOT USE WITH DIMMERS!” warnings on them.
I inadvertently put one in a while back and it worked just fine, but I’m wondering if there’s a safety reason for not using the CFL bulbs with a dimmer, or if it’s just because the bulbs won’t last as long? We almost never actually use the dimmer function, FWIW.
Anyone able to shed some light (excuse the pun :D) on this?