Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs feature high energy efficiency and long life. They replace common screw-in light bulbs in most fixtures. Electric utility companies in the United States sometimes subsidize the price of CF bulbs within their geographical service areas.

Note that some manufacturers advertise a light output and life for their compact fluorescents which is not supported by testing. Consumer Reports magazine did testing on this in about 2001, and the owner of this website did additional testing in late 2006. You can find those surprising test results here.

Intelligent compact fluorescent bulbs can overcome several problems encountered with regular CFs, like slow starting and lack of dimmability. See our article about the growing variety of intelligent CFs.

 

 

 

 

 

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