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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A revolutionary new energy saving bulb that runs without power for upto 25 hours and lights in mouth or a cup of water is due to hit the stands of UAE later this month.
Having ducked and dived under every source of available light in my bedroom since, I can tell you: it's nothing to do with a nicely placed energy saving bulb and everything to do with good genes, as Ms Stone's luminescent appearance in Cannes this week was testimony to.
We might have the odd energy saving bulb and switch our electrical equipment off standby when we go to bed at night, but what else can we do to save energy and how do we actually know what we are saving?
In the last few years, the fluorescent light has produced a little brother - the compact energy saving bulb.
More than 8 million units of the two-piece Energy Saving bulb have been sold in the European market in the past four years.
Whenever electric is on, especially if you have a centre light with a number of arms, you would do better to put an energy saving bulb in a standard lamp, or any other fitment.
Bishkek Mayor Isa Omurkulov met with Korean investors to discuss construction of an energy saving bulb plant, Bishkek mayor's press office said on Thursday.
On the other hand, an 11-watt energy saving bulb produces the same amount of light using only 20pc of the electricity consumed by a normal 60 watt bulb.
Replacing one standard bulb with an energy saving bulb will save on average pounds 3 a year, or up to pounds 6 for brighter bulbs.
A single energy saving bulb will save you up to pounds 7 a year for seven years.
On Wednesday January 23, the first 99 customers can buy Electronic energy saving bulb, a $10 value for only 99 cents.
BRIGHTEN IT UP: Add a new lamp to brighten your room, to use an energy saving bulb, above ECO FRIENDLY: Traditional furniture from Barker and Stonehouse; the Flagstone range, above, and Frontier dining range, left.

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