Will heat crack a CFL used over a stove?

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Will heat crack a CFL used over a stove?

Asked by Charles Leonard

Read a while ago that CFL and heat do not mix.

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Scott Grieves, CPM, CEA's picture

Good question! If the CFL is covered by a lens it should be okay.

However, the majority of CFLs are to be installed in the vertical position not the horizontal position. (Fire Hazard Warning) If you install a CFL that is not rated for horizontal fixtures it will crack under its own heat, or in your case faster with the additional heat from the stove.

Consider buying a LED it's so much better and the price is coming down too!!!

Hope this helps!