Sometimes it seems technology and energy-savings don’t match up. Take dimmable compact fluorescent lamps as an example. Individuals and organizations look for ways to reduce energy consumption. The purchase and installation of compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) is proven to meet that goal. It’s logical that CFL users want to extend that savings to dimmable applications.
Until recently the technology didn’t match up. Dimmable CFLs were limited in how far they would dim. Dimming down past the 20 percent mark often resulted in flickering, early burn-out, and user disappointment.