Light Bulb 101: How CFL Bulbs Work

A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) is designed to replace incandescent bulbs, using much less electric power and lasting much longer.

CFL Basics

If you are looking for energy-efficient lighting but don’t want to make the move to LEDs just yet, our CFL light bulbs could be the solution for you.

An incandescent bulb that uses 75 watts can be replaced with a CFL bulb that only uses 20 watts. Replacing one incandescent bulb with one CFL bulb keeps 450 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere over the life of the bulb.

The average lifetime of an incandescent light bulb is less than a year. The average lifetime of CFL light bulbs is 8 to 10 years.

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