I do not know if the type of inverter matters, but here is a little more info from Cheepogroovo and ThinkGeek in regard to compact flourescents:
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The Environmentally Safe Lighting System
Jul 18, 2008 Post a comment
“I’ve covered the light bulb dilemma before – incandescent versus compact fluorescent. Incandescent bulbs are not efficient and don’t last long, while compact fluorescents contain mercury, making them a potential health hazard if broken or placed in a landfill. CFL are also made in China.
So I’m coming out on favor of LED technology. While not cheap, look for prices to come down in the next year. You can buy several varieties at ThinkGeek”:
compact flourescents in my experience, do not usually last even close to the time claims that are made, and I’ve heard this from others who have shared this experience also. Hopefully they last and work well for you though, it could just be an electrical problem in my home causing the problems, good luck, if I happen across any more specific iunfo related to these lamps and inverters I will post it for you. Have a good day