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Can I use a CFL that is not specifically designed to work in a dimmable light fixture, in a dimmable fixture as long as I don't use the dimmable feature? Follow

In principle, if you NEVER dim the light, a CFL should work appropriately. However, because of the risk of users dimming the switch even accidentally, this is not something we recommend. Additionally, using a CFL on a dimming switch will likely void the product warranty even if the switch is never dimmed. If you wish to use a CFL on a dimmer, we recommend that you look for bulbs that indicate they are compatible with dimmers on their packaging.

A list of all ENERGY STAR qualified, dimmable CFLs can be found by using our Advanced CFL Product Search. Check the box for "Dimmable CFL" and then click the "Find CFLs" button.

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