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Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Tough Enough for Poultry Barns

February 4, 2010
Saving money on utility bills by using energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can help reduce your operating expenses, but these light bulbs could pose a problem when it comes time to sanitize the barn in between flocks. Standard bare...

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Accurate Colors

Prevent Merchandise Returns with the Right Light

February 3, 2010
Seeing accurate colors on merchandise is important to consumers. They want to be sure that they are buying navy pants, not black. They want to be sure that the mint green bath mat matches the color of the hand towels....

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Broken CFL Clean-Up Guidelines

Broken CFL Clean-Up Guidelines

You should always use caution when installing and removing compact fluorescent light bulbs from light fixtures, but occasionally, accidents happen. If a CFL light bulb breaks, follow these guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proper CFL...

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compact fluorescent light bulbs

Keep Hotel Guests Comfortable with the Right Lighting

February 2, 2010
Many hotels have replaced inefficient incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to increase profitability through reduced operating expenses and to increase their environmental stewardship. While this is certainly a great step in the right direction, some...

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Impact of Mercury

True Environmental Impact of Mercury in CFLs

January 28, 2010
Despite their incredible energy savings, there is still concern over the mercury content of CFLs. Mercury is a necessary ingredient in the CFL because it is a main component in the process that creates visible light inside the fluorescent tube....

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Color Rendering Index

Color Rendering Index

January 20, 2010
Colors appear differently under different light sources, and the Color Rendering Index (CRI) measures a lamp’s ability to render colors most naturally. It measures the degree of color shift objects undergo when illuminated by a reference source of comparable color...

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Color Temperature

Color Temperature

January 14, 2010
CFLs are available in a wide variety of shades of white light, ranging from yellowish white to clear white to bluish white. These color choices allow you to customize the mood of your different spaces. CFLs that generate warm white...

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