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Well, they sell 3-way compact fluorescent bulbs, but they're quite a bit more expensive; up to 20 dollars a bulb!...Harder to find as well, since many people (myself included) debate whether the purchase is worth it. I've made the switch w/ all but my three-way lamp. Anyway, using a one-way cf bulb will pose the same problems as using an incandescent one-way as far as electrical fire hazards. Hope that helps!

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