Can I use a CFL or LED bulb in an outside flood light type fixture that is hooked up to an in-wall Intermatic timer?
November 10, 2012 2:41 PM Subscribe
Can I use a CFL or LED bulb in an outside flood light type fixture that is hooked up to an in-wall Intermatic timer? I was told no but I would like to confirm. If that is the case, I'd love a short explanation in plain English. I tried Googling but I'm still confused.
posted by dottiechang to home & garden (11 answers total)
I had an electrician install a new flood light type fixture outside that is on a timer that part of my light switch (brand is Intermatic). I thought I could use energy efficient bulbs in it but the electrician told me no. He could not explain why to me and I wonder if it is because he didn't want to go back on his ladder to change out the bulbs. He had really poor communication skills overall and I never got a good answer from him.
Now those bulbs have burned out and I want to know if I can replace them with CFL or LED bulbs.
1) Can I use LED or CFL bulbs?
2) If not, I'd love to understand why I can't!