- Some take a while to reach full brightness. Newer CFLs are better, but they’re still not the best choice for areas where you need instant bright light, such as in kitchens and bathrooms
- CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, so you need to be careful when disposing of them
- Some CFLs can’t be used with a dimmer switch
- Some can’t be used outside or work less well in cold temperatures, such as in the garage or shed
Use these for: A cheaper alternative to LED bulbs that still helps you save energy.
See our CFL and energy saving bulbs