Using CFLs with Electronic Timers
For advanced CFLs, timing shouldn't be a problem, our expert says.
I heard that CFLs do not work with electronic timers. Is this true?
The more advanced screw-in CFLs (like those made by TCP Inc.) have electronic ballasts, so they should be compatible. Also, the fixture manufacturers are mostly using electronic ballasts in their hard-wired fixtures. The type of ballast should be listed in the specifications. Most of what the consumers are buying are the less expensive CFLs with magnetic ballasts.
Randall Whitehead, IALD
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