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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 West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is saving the state approximately $42,000 per year on energy costs by switching thousands of compact fluorescent light bulbs to LED light bulbs.
A compact fluorescent light bulb uses 75 percent less energy than a regular bulb, and can last up to four years.
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There is an LED replacement now for an incandescent lamp, the cost is high, but you know, 15-30 years ago, the cost for replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs was around $7 per fluorescent light bulb, now it's like $1.
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Pakistan and France signed 20 million Euros agreement to promote energy efficiency in residential lighting and free distribution of 30 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) to the Pakistani households.
ISLAMABAD, July 10 -- Pakistan and France on Friday signed 20 million euros agreement to promote energy efficiency in residential lighting and free distribution of 30 million compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) to the Pakistani households.
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The United States will phase out incandescent light bulbs by 2014 in favor of more-efficient ones, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFIs).

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