Great Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs
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Great Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs


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Published 22 September 2011
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Great Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs
Together with LEDs, compact fluorescent's (CFLs) are rapidly changing the face of the world’s lighting.
Compact fluorescent's are quickly replacing the energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs that are being
phased out in many places across the globe. CFLs cost more than incandescent bulbs, but they end up
saving you money in the long run, because they draw a lot less power and last a lot longer than
incandescent bulbs.
The rated lifespan of CFLs is between 6,000 and 15,000 hours, compared to 750 to 1,000 hours for
incandescent. And for the same amount of power used, CFLs give off three to four times as much light
as incandescent.
CFLs are also starting to displace the old-style, bulky fluorescent tubes. CFL
low energy lighting
are smaller than fluorescent tubes and can screw right into the same light fixtures you’ve been using
for incandescent bulbs.
CFLs, however, do have their limitations; so before you run off and buy any, there are some things you
should know about them.
CFLs, like traditional fluorescent's, don’t last very long in they’re turned on and off frequently. Use
them only in applications where you’ll need their light for at least fifteen minutes at a time, and
preferably for an hour or more.
If you want to use a CFL with a dimmer or a 3-way switch, you’ll need to get special, more expensive
CFL bulbs. And, most likely, you’ll need special dimmer or 3-way switches; consult your electrical
dealer on that.
There are quite a few types of CFL bulbs, each suited to a different need and situation. Take care to
get the right one, or it might either not deliver the light you want or it might burn out quickly.
Depending upon the type of
g9 bulb
you get, CFLs can put out light that is far superior to regular
incandescent light. Regular incandescent deliver a ghostly, warm light at the lower end of the colour
temperature scale (2700-3000 K), but CFLs can deliver a crisp, cool-coloured light (5000-7000 K) that
approaches the quality of natural daylight. But if you prefer the warm colour of incandescent bulbs for
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certain applications, you can buy the spiral type of CFL bulb, which approximates the light spectrum of
incandescent bulbs.
Most people associate fluorescent light with flickering, but only the lamps with magnetic ballasts
flicker. Most of the newer CFLs have electronic ballasts, which cost more but don’t flicker.
Types of Bulbs
Spiral CFL bulbs give off a warm-spectrum
led lights for homes
. They’re more energy-efficient than
most other CFL bulbs and are good for mood lighting.
Standard spiral bulbs (so-called because they resemble standard incandescent bulbs) are covered by a
dome. Their light is similar to that of “soft white” incandescent bulbs.
Triple tube bulbs are extra compact, and they pack of lot of light into a smaller bulb.
Globe CFLs look somewhat like incandescent. Globe bulbs are meant to be used in hot places where
other types of CFLs tend to falter.
Flood CFLs are nice for reading, as they put out less heat than halogen or incandescent flood lights,
while delivering a soft, high quality light.
Candelabra bulbs are torpedo-shaped and are made for small light fixtures.
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