Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: CFL Interference
Something else that you might find interesting about Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and how to address the issue: Sometimes the use of CFL's can cause interference with electrical devices such as radios, televisions, remote controls and wireless telephones. Why? Many of these devices use infrared light to transmit signals. If the light produced by the CFL is transmitted at the same frequency, if can cause the device to malfunction. Although this is extremely rare, if you TV starts changing channels on it's own or one of your electronic devices turns itself off, simply move the CFL lit fixture away from the device. If you are one for operating with some foresight, avoid using CFL's directly in proximity with the devices mentioned. Problem solved.