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Old 11-23-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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I am building a new Energy Star house and i am wondering what i should do for lighting? I am torn between getting the ES rated recessed fluorescent lights with the built in ballast or just a standard incandescent 6" recessed but then use the compact fluorescent bulbs. Any ideas on what would be better?

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Old 11-23-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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use the built in ballast it the best

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Old 11-24-2007, 09:43 PM   #3
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Why is it better. The ballast lights claim to use about 15W, the bulbs also claim to use about 15W. Is there a performance/quality difference? The cost of going the bulb route is much cheaper.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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I'm guessin' that using a CFL on an incandescent can would violate the listing.
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