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I am making the jump to dimmable cfls(if I can find some that will fit in my fixtures). My dimmer switch was installed in 2001. Should I install a new dimmer switch as well?

How good are these dimmable cfls?
 

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At first I thought you meant the Canadian Football League.
 

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Most of them are made to work with any (incandescent) dimmer, so you shouldn't need to replace what you have. People are usually surprised that they don't dim down very far before they shut off - the thing is that if technically they dim down to 20% of full brightness, it only looks like about 50%. Your eyes see light differently than a light meter.
 

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I just made the switch AGAIN...this time they are not too bad. Try the switch you have and see.

Technology has come a ways in the last 3 years on these things!

They need to warm up before they dim properly, and let them "burn in" for an hour first before you dim them. After that, I generally let they warm up for a couple of minutes and then dim them.
 
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