Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

A compact fluorescent lamp, also known as CFL bulbs is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent light bulb. They use a tube that is curved or folded to fit into the space of an incandescent bulb. The principle of operation of CFL bulbs remains the same as in another fluorescent lighting. The electrons that are bound to mercury atoms are excited to a state where they will radiate ultraviolet light and return to a lower energy level. Today’s fluorescent lighting has improved over the years and is much more different than those ghastly white office lighting fixtures in the past that drained everything of color. The only difference from older versions other than the size is that the quality of light is much better now than fluorescent light was in the past.

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