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    Question Bulb for bathroom

    what kind of bulb are you using in your bathroom? I've just installed a new lighting fixture and use a cfl 65w bulb and I also replaced the regular switch with a motion activated light control. But the bulb takes a while to bright it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter View Post
    what kind of bulb are you using in your bathroom? I've just installed a new lighting fixture and use a cfl 65w bulb and I also replaced the regular switch with a motion activated light control. But the bulb takes a while to bright it up
    Thats the downside to fluorescents.

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    Fluorescent bulbs are not always friendly to motion sensors. The fact that yours works at all, with no flickering, etc. means you probably got a properly rated motion sensor.

    CFL's do have a 'warmup' time, usually only a minute or so.

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    Do you guys think globe light bulbs can handle the sensor?

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    Automatic switches use the light bulb as as part of their circuit when the light is off. Flourescent bulbs can malfunction when that minute current is running through them.

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