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      06-07-2009 01:37 PM #1
      We currently have a CFL based F15T8-CW bulb type fixture in our closet that has burnt out and I think that the thing is cheapo. I'm look for something that will turn on properly and not flicker/buzz when it turns on.
      Is there a LED type (or a better solution) to this without spending a good buck? I have seen an LED setup but its over $50 and I think that would be too much for putting in a closet used a half a dozen times in the day.
      Thoughts or suggestions would be great. THANKS!
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      06-09-2009 11:16 AM #2
      For something like a closet light most of our customers like regular incandescent bulbs (where code allows) for the instant brightness and no warm up time since closet lights are usually only on for short periods of time. I'm sure you already know this though.
      An LED would work, but I don't think you would make up the cost in your lifetime.

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      06-09-2009 11:26 AM #3
      I think I read that wrong the first time. So this a florescent fixture? In that case it would be the fixture that would need to be changed and not just the bulb.

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      06-09-2009 11:50 AM #4
      I installed pin based CFL fixtures in all of our closets, mainly because the utility gave us a coupon for buy 1 get 1. They come on instantly and don't flicker. The only reason I chose to do this was because the original and only owners of our 1978 ranch never installed any light fixtures in the closets, even though they were wired and ready to go. Could you imagine living in a house for 30 years and having switches to turn on lights in the closet that aren't there?

    7. 06-09-2009 05:58 PM #5
      get like a 3' T5 fixture

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