I have two outdoor lights by my garage, located under an overhang but
otherwise with just a decorative glass enclosure, not well sealed. It's on a
motion sensor, so it does get cycled on by passing deer. With the timer in
the sensor, it does not get rapid cycling.
For several years I've had a generic CFL in one, an incadescent bulb in the
The CFL fires up in Cleveland winter weather, though in cold weather it
takes a few minutes to come up to full brightness. I believe I've had one CFL
fail in this location, as well as several of the incadescent ones.
73 - Jim K8MR
In a message dated 12/2/2010 9:51:30 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
How have you found CFLs to behave in outdoor applications...?
Here in The Great White North it's not uncommon to have sub-zero
scale) temperatures in the long, cold winter months. I have porch lamps &
driveway lamps whose only protection from the elements are decorative glass
Will these things fire-up when the thermometer dips, or will we be left
here---literally--in the cold & dark...?
~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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