New dimmer switch eliminates flicker in CFLs

31TggXoaCdL._SS500_Wish your compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) worked better with dimmer switches? Your wish has been granted thanks to a product launched this week at the International Builders' Show.

The Decora CFL Slide Dimmer –hitting stores next month — is made by Leviton Manufacturing, a 104-year-old company based in New York.

Until now, even specially designed dimmable CFLs used with dimmer switches either did not dim at all, flickered at lower light levels, or had a limited dimming range.

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