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  1. #1
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    Default CFLs for exterior fixtures?

    I bought some CFLs for use on some exterior fixtures and I have tried a few different types with all having the same result... flickering bulbs when the temp gets semi-cold! Is this a known issue with all CFLs? Is there another energy efficient bulb (non incandescent... I am trying to be as green as possible) that would work outdoors?

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    Default Re: CFLs for exterior fixtures?

    Look for CFLs specifically labeled "cold start."
    The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.

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