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I want to put energy efficient lights in our ceiling fan, I put some in my daughters, but it takes about 4-5 minutes for them to get up to full brightness.
Is there a certain kind i can get that does not do that?? Or a certain label to look out for??
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.....Is there a certain kind i can get that does not do that?.................
Thanks
Barry
Yes, but they are still very expensive for the amount of light. These LED bulbs are said to replace a standard 10 watt light bulb.
http://www.elightbulbs.com/catalog_product.cfm?source=GoogleBaseCSE∏=AL03490

You may be using Cf (Compact Fluorescent) which are not recommended for use where they are frequently turned on and off.
http://www.elightbulbs.com/catalog_product.cfm?source=GoogleBaseCSE∏=AL03490
 

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What brand are you using?
I use Nvision & Bright Effects
While they are not immeditaley full power - they don't take 4-5 minutes

I use CFL's in almost all of my light fixtures except crontrolled by a dimmer. They still last 3-4 years, energy saving is well worth it
One user had a problem with LED bulbs, lost all 3 of his bulbs during a thundestorm. No other electronics were effected
 

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I have seen the new LED bulbs at a few stores. They are supposed to be very bright and dimmable, but are expensive. They have several different styles to choose from. I think LED will one day take the place of CFL's. While I use CFL's in my home, they do contain certain chemicals that are not safe by any means. This is true of all fluorescents.

Note: Fluorescent bulbs are only hazardous if broken.
 
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