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Old 07-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by NevadaGeo View Post
Somebody test that, I want to know if those things really will eventually come on and light outside when it's cold and you're checking to see if it's a raccoon or skunk or a bear in the back yard.
We have compact fluorescents in our outside lights controlled by a photocell. I have never seen them fail to start instantly, down to at least -10 F. They do take a minute or two to come up to full brightness.

Originally Posted by YankeeDoodle View Post
My fridge uses a 12VDC bulb, thought all CFL's were 110VAC.
Yeah, you can get them. We had a 12 V CFL in one light fixture in our former trailer that took a full size 12 V bulb.

Here's one source - 12V DC Fluorescent Lamp,12V DC CFL Lamps bulbs for solar,battery use


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