CFL bulb advantages

CFL stands for compact fluorescent lamps are a very smaller version of full sized fluorescent lights, though they have better quality than their predecessors. CFLs are becoming very popular bulb and there is also some drawback to their use. Here this page we have to learn advantages and disadvantages of CFL bulbs to better understand this topic.

Advantages of CFLs bulbs:

The advantages of CFL are they are energy efficient, have good lumen maintenance, long life, dimmable, low operating cost, endless shapes and also the size and radiate less heat. 
  • CFL is up to four times more efficient than incandescent bulbs. You can replace a 100-watt incandescent bulb a 22 watt CFL get the same amount of light. CFLs use 50 to 80% less energy than incandescent lights
  • Switching to these light will allow you to do your part in reducing carbon emission where just a single bulb is said to reduce half a ton of this gas in the atmosphere
  • CFLs are highly versatile and must be used in any setting where you would normally use incandescent bulbs. Also, they come in various sizes and shapes that they can be used for table lamps, recessed fixtures, ceiling lighting, and track lighting, They are even 3 way CFLs that offer more versatility
  • Switching to these light will allow you to do your part in reducing carbon emissions, we're just a single bulb is said to reduce half a ton of this gas in the atmosphere
  • CFLs are less expensive in the long run because they last much longer than  the uses of incandescent bulbs
Disadvantages of CFL bulbs:
  • The only disadvantages are the mercury content in CFLs
  • While CFL bulbs are used outdoors they must be covered and protected from the elements. They are also sensitive to temperature and so in low temperature, it is in  low light level
  • While we have CFLs bulbs are supposed to last about 10000 hours turning them on and off too frequently can reduce that lifetime substantially. So they are unsuitable for places where you would turn on the light only briefly. Thes bulbs should be used only where they will be left on for a while without being turned on and off
  • While you can buy the CFL bulbs for use with dimmer switches not all CFLs can be used with them. Regular CFL bulbs that are not meant to be used with a dimmer switch can burn out quickly. The same applies to use CFLs with timmers 
  • CFL is not for focused or spotlights or where narrow beams of light are required. They are meant only for ambient light. 

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