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February 1, 2008 8:52 AM Subscribe
Why won't CFLs work in my fixture?
posted by Shebear to home & garden (9 answers total)
I live in an old apartment in Brooklyn. Recently, one of my fixtures has gone funny: it will turn on if I put an incandescent bulb in it, but it won’t turn on if I put a compact fluorescent in it. It is an overhead light in a globe. Also, the incandescent generally burns out quickly, meaning I constantly have to replace the bulb. I’ve tested the CFLs and they work fine elsewhere in the house. What could cause this problem? Is it dangerous not to get it fixed?