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Why buy compact fluorescent light bulbs? It’s simple – quality, cost, and conservation. June 16, 2010

Posted by bowmanlamps in compact fluorescent, compact fluorescent light bulbs, lumen output number, energy savings, lighting industry.
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Compact fluorescent technology has come a long way since the first CFLs were made in the 1970s. Consumers now have many pleasing, reliable options.

Choose from high quality bulbs which emit soft white, bright white, or daylight white illumination. Quick start, flicker-free, and dimmable technology add to the superior, long-lasting performance of today’s quality compact fluorescent light bulbs.  In addition, compact fluorescents continue to shrink in size and come in many decorative shapes, making them ready replacements for their incandescent counterparts.

Cost is another issue. What business or household doesn’t want to save money? Initially, CFLs do cost more than regular light bulbs.  But once you start adding up the costs, the value becomes obvious.  With CFLs, you save money every month on your electric bill. For instance, replacing a 60 watt incandescent bulb with a 15 watt CFL could save $25 or more over its lifetime. That’s just one light bulb. Imagine the cost savings of if all the bulbs are replaced in a home, hotel, office or store!

Environmentally aware individuals and businesses appreciate the energy saving qualities of compact fluorescent light bulbs.  The government agency Energy Star states “If every home in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified CFL, in one year it would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes.” Factor in the reduced greenhouse gas emissions from generating electricity, and the environmental advantages are obvious.  True, compact fluorescent lights do contain a small amount of mercury.  But it is nowhere near the amount released into the air through coal-fired electricity plants. Plus CFLS may be easily recycled.

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