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Old 03-13-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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Recessed Bazz 400 Lightbulb type??


K, this is kinda of a stupid question.

Here is the link to the can.
http://www.lightingexperts.ca/en/rec...ies-400-5.html

From what I read I can ONLY use a 15W to 23W MAX CFL bulb. Does this mean I cannon use a standards incandecent 40W light bulb?? (I want to have these lights DIM but cant find CFL that will dim and fit into this)

P.S. I currently have the cans installed with 40W bulbs in and they work fine and dim great. (just roughed in, no drywall on the ceiling yet.)

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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If I have to use CFL bulbls does anyone have a link to a store that has some dimmable CLF between the 13-23W? (homedepot & Rona don't carry them)

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I just re-read the box I have and mine is a little different the the link I gave for the website.

On the box is says 13-23W CFL or R30 75W.

I have never under stood the terms for bulbs? are my 40W standard light bulbs fine than?
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Some of the designations for bulbs describe the shape of the bulb.

Wattage restrictions have to do with the heat the bulb gives off.

Silver necked bulbs direct more heat down (and less up into the can top) compared with "regular" white bulbs.

I would have thought that if any incandescent wattage limit is given, then CFL's of up to twice that wattage would be permitted. Except that some CFL's have base sections that get quite hot and in the confined space of the can the life of the ballast (in the base section) could be shortened.

(I find it hard to believe that a CFL could get so hot and the whole bulb not consume that much electricity)
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:50 AM   #5
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Am I ok with standard 40W bulbs?
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