Bulb for bathroom

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Dexter, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Dexter

    Dexter New Member

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    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
  2. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

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    Thats the downside to fluorescents.
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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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.
  4. Dexter

    Dexter New Member

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

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    switch

    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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