Compact fluorescent lamp

(redirected from Compact fluorescent lightbulb)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Compact fluorescent lamp

Fluorescent light bulb in which the tube is folded or twisted into a spiral to concentrate the light output. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are typically three to four times as efficient as incandescent light bulbs and last 8–10 times as long. CFLs combine the efficiency of fluorescent light with the convenience of an Edison or screw-in base, and new types have been developed that better mimic the light quality of incandescents. Not all CFLs can be dimmed, and frequent on-off cycling can shorten their life. Concerns have been raised over the mercury content of CFLs, and though they have been deemed safe, proper recycling and disposal are encouraged.
References in periodicals archive ?
gov), consumers pledge to replace one or more standard lightbulbs in their home with an Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent lightbulb.
A compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) uses less than a third of the energy of an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light--and it lasts 10 times longer.
While lighting a home is a relatively small part of an electric bill -- typically just six percent -- replacing a standard lightbulb with a more efficient compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) is one of the easiest things that can be done to conserve energy.
Working with Habitat for Humanity and Dyess We Care, WTU is also announcing the start of WTU Wednesdays at the Abilene Ice House where, in lieu of the regular entry fee, skaters can bring a new, packaged compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) and skate for free.
It's the swirl-shaped compact fluorescent lightbulb, and Fishman reports that Wal-Mart and General Electric Co.
Since 2010, Duke Energy companies have distributed nearly 37 million compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL) to customers.
The campaign, which kicked off at Marina Mall on Saturday, is aimed at encouraging the general public to use energy-saving light bulbs, also called Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL), to not only conserve energy but also protect the environment from the deadly carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) - By switching to CFLs, you can save up to Dh806 on your energy bill.
Queen's researchers have been motivated to solve two problems with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs): they don't work with dimmer switches, and, more importantly, its energy efficiency is compromised because of a problem known as poor power factor.
Switch to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL), which use 75% less energy than standard incandescent bulbs.
While the world embraces compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL) as an energy-efficient alternative to the incandescent bulbs that have reigned supreme for 125 years, a new crop of concerns has arisen about the potential for mercury contamination from the newer bulbs.
And unlike conventional lightbulbs, energy efficient lightbulbs and other compact fluorescent lightbulbs come under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) regulations so can be taken to local recycling centres.

Full browser ?