makes these new bulbs
a better lighting alternative?
Very Low Energy Consumption
Only 18% of that consumed by incandescent bulbs. So you
save 82% on your electric bill while conserving energy!
Get paid to be green!
Very Long Operating Life
Typical CFL life is a whopping 10,000 hours!
Incandescents typically last only 1000 hours. So you would
replace only 1 CFL instead of 10 incandescentbulbs! At 6
hours of use per day for a 100W-equivalent bulb, and 8¢/kWh,
that’s a $64 savings! And the CFL lasts 4½
Full-Spectrum Color Rendering
The CRI (or Color Rendering Index) for CFLs is 82-86 on
average, typically better than those for other CFLs on the
market. Their blanced red-greenblue output is easier on
the eyes and won’t cause undesirable tints in photos
and home videos.
Compact fluorescent lamps operate well below 100°F.
This puts significantly less load on your air conditioning
system while also ensuring safe conditions for children,
pets and fire prevention. Incandescent bulbs can burn your
halogen bulbs, typically operating near 1000°F, can
Advances in electronics, phosphor coatings, and
reduction of tube size have established CFLs in their leading position
in global energy-conservation programs. Their excellent color rendition
and the wide variety of available sizes, shapes, and wattages make
them suitable for all new and retrofit applications.
components per LEED Standard
operation down to -25°C (-13°F)
switchable (by photocells, etc.)
Output up to 250W (1,250W incandescent equiv.)