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May 8, 2011 9:55 AM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ
Brenda, Some fluorescent lights cannot be dimmed. And some that are "dimmable" don't dim very effectively - they're still pretty much on or off. I know this from experience. The reason has to do with the physics of how they make light. It's different from the way incandescent bulbs make light. But LEDs make light in a whole different way again. Come to think of it, LEDs in things like clock radios and car dashboards have for years been designed to dim automatically in dark conditions. So it should be possible.

I guess when it comes to replacing the ten bulbs in my chandelier I'll have to buy one bulb and test it. It would be embarrassing to spend a fortune on bulbs and discover that they don't quite work as intended.

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