Now that we've started using compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs,
there are some things we need to keep in mind when using them. Don't
use them in things that will cause vibrations such as garage door
openers and ceiling fans. They also can be used in enclosed fixtures as
long as it is not reces- sed.
Even though they use less
energy than the classic incandescent bulbs, the CFLs are not safe in
ex- treme temperatures. When replacing your appliance lights, always
replace with bulbs designed for that appliance. The 40 watt appliance
lights are exempt from federal lighting efficiency standards. So, they
are here to stay.