Compact fluorescent lamp

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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.
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The fine print (and there's often lots of it) on CFL packaging sometimes instructs users to reduce the chance of interference by avoiding placing compact fluorescent bulbs near these kinds of electronic devices.
Compact fluorescent bulbs, introduced in the United States with much fanfare in 1979 by Philips just as the nation's second energy crisis of the decade was getting under way, have never captured the public imagination.
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To demonstrate energy use, Sea Gull is offering refurbished household electric meters with one socket for an incandescent bulb and one for a compact fluorescent bulb.
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Pepco's discount compact fluorescent bulb offer will run for three years.
At this week's Lightfair in New York, the company will unveil light-emitting diodes and its Nanolux line, believed to be the smallest compact fluorescent bulb on the market.
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