Frequently Asked Questions about Star Lux Energy Saver Bulbs.
       
  1.   Does the dimmable Star Lux Bulb work on ordinary incandescent dimmers?
       
  2.   Will the dimmable Star Lux Bulb work on every incandescendent dimmer ever made?
       
  3.   Then which dimmers should be specified?
       
  4.   Why do certain dimmers cause the Star Lux Bulb to flicker when dimmed to low levels?
       
  5.   Why is it important to control the low dim level for the dimmable Star Lux Bulb?
       
  6.   Does the quality of operation of the dimmable Star Lux Bulb rely on the quality of the dimmer?
       
  7.   Can dimmable Star Lux Bulbs be used in totally enclosed fixtures?
       
     
       
  1.  
Does the dimmable Star Lux Bulb work on ordinary incandescent dimmers?
YES! The dimmable Star Lux Bulb was the first comercially available compact fluorescent lamp approved by Underwriters Laboratories as "dimming" on incandescent dimmers.
       
  2.  
Will the dimmable Star Lux Bulb work on every incandescendent dimmer ever made?
No! Generally speaking, certain generation "programmable" and "remote control" electronic dimmers are typically incompatible. This is apparently due to different voltage regulation tolerances.
     
  3.  
Then which dimmers should be specified?
Although, Star Lux Inc. is not at liberty to recommend one brand over the another, experience has shown that 600w max., high quality slide dimmers function well. Additionally, certain of these dimmers are preset at the low wnd, with secondary on/off switches to allow dimmable Star Lux Bulbs to be dimmed to a desired level, then be turned on and off as needed.
     
  4.  
Why do certain dimmers cause the Star Lux Bulb to flicker when dimmed to low levels?
These dimmers do not have a "low end trim" which is either preset or adjustable, allowing users to set the minimum dimmed level. The dimmable Star Lux Bulb should only be dimmed to 20 percent of light level.
     
  5.  
Why is it important to control the low dim level for the dimmable Star Lux Bulb?
Two reason, First, the instability realized when dimmed below 20% is not pleasing to the eye. Second, continued flickering at dimmed levels below 20% may significantly shorten product life.
     
  6.  
Does the quality of operation of the dimmable Star Lux Bulb rely on the quality of the dimmer?
Yes! Consideration must be given to the age and quality of the dimmer. Even dimmers that otherwise, wear out, causing significant voltage spikes and milliAmp "runaway." This phenomenon is not as apparent in incandescent lamps, but may cause problems with the electronic circuitry in the dimmable Star Lux Bulbs.
     
  7.  
Can dimmable Star Lux Bulbs be used in totally enclosed fixtures?
No! It is highly recommended dimmable Star Lux Bulbs be used only in open ventilated applications.
 
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