Will the new energy-efficient light bulbs dim?

Halogen incandescents dim in the same way as their incandescent counterparts; however, using dimmable CFLs and LEDs are necessary in fixtures or lamps requiring dimmer switches. Not every bulb is dimmable, so you should check the bulb’s packaging. These special lights work differently than incandescents; dimmable CFLs, for example, maintain light color more consistently than incandescents and dim to 10%-40% of their original brightness.

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