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Allows Us To Use CFL Bulbs In Standard Recessed Lighting Cans
on December 11, 2010
This simple device allows us to use modern CFL Floodlight bulbs in standard recessed lighting cans.
Our latest "Project Foreclosure" had a set of 3 recessed lights on a dimmer switch in the family room. I wasn't able to find dimmable CFL floodlights that fit into the existing fixtures. The problem was that the wide base of the CFL did not fit inside of the existing lighting fixtures, which were designed to accommodate a narrow neck of an incandescent floodlight bulb. I wanted to use efficient bulbs, but didn't have a desire to replace the entire recessed lighting fixture to accommodate the modern CFL.
This socket extender allows us to use the bulbs we want with the existing fixtures. It is safe, has a good tight fit, and allowed us to use efficient bulbs in places where we would have otherwise had to replace an entire fixture.