Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: CFL Vibrations

What about using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs in my ceiling fan?  The answer is that use of CFL's in a vibrating environment such as ceiling fans with light sockets may lead your CFL to stop working.  The reason being, vibration can cause the electronics in the CFL to fail.  The solution: when choosing to implement energy saving CFL's in a vibrating fixture such as a ceiling fan, make sure that you check the packaging to ensure that the bulb you choose is compatible with that application.

P Quentin Unsworth