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Fluorescent lighting

Type of energy-efficient lighting introduced in the 1930s in which electric discharge within a sealed glass tube energizes mercury vapor, producing ultraviolet (UV) light, which is absorbed by a phosphor coating, which in turn fluoresces, generating visible light.
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Technavio's report, Global Solid-State Lighting (SSL) and Fluorescent Lighting Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.
It is recommended that the use of fluorescent lighting should be reduced, as it may have caused bodily stress and fatigue among other negative effects.
We currently have a huge amount of installed fluorescent lighting across Europe.
When set at a 50% dimmer, LEDge Light lasts as long as 11 years as compared to 2-1/2 years for most fluorescent lighting. The dimmer and proximity sensor also work together to create a customer-friendly environment in which lighting increases as customers approach and decreases when they leave the aisle.
Energy efficiency may dictate fluorescent lighting, but, "We always try to use incandescent lighting for accent, in the form of fixtures suspended over or directed at the bar surface," to mimic natural sunlight, Hall noted.
In addition, waste has been reduced through recycling, reusable dinnerware, and hazardous waste has been reduced through the use of eco-friendly cleaning supplies and laundry detergents, through proper disposal of fluorescent lighting, and recycling of portable rechargeable batteries and cell phones.
Today, there are more than 50 product categories (and thousands of models) for the home and office, and even more impressive, during the past decade, ENERGY STAR has been a driving force behind the more widespread use of such technological innovations as LED traffic lights, efficient fluorescent lighting, power management systems for office equipment, and low standby energy use.
Fluorescent lighting in chip factories creates tiny, possibly troublesome welts on the silicon used to make microcircuits, new experiments suggest.
Most harbors and marinas use small 7-14 W fluorescent lighting to light the slips, however the vibration generated by boats and waves hitting the docks causes fluorescent bulbs to break, making them a constant maintenance issue.
To learn more about the benefits of Energy Star lighting and compact fluorescent lighting in general, please visit the Energy Star website at www.EnergyStar.gov
Its enclosure has fluorescent lighting, sound-absorbing foam lining, and access doors at the front and rear.
A DALI-based system, for example, can be programmed to turn off (or dim) lights near windows, where adequate natural light is available, thereby offering support for smart fluorescent lighting, motor control, high-intensity discharge lighting, and applications that require power factor correction and/or high-resolution pulse width modulation.

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