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CFL Lightbulbs Safe

UL’s CFL Study Finds Light Bulbs Safer Than Perceived

March 28, 2010
CFLs have continued to gain in popularity over the past decade with businesses and homeowners due to their increased interest in energy efficiency. In fact, CFLs are installed in approximately 11% of available sockets in homes. The findings from UL’s...

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T5 linear fluorescent light bulbs

Deciphering the Hype: Are T5s Better Than T8s?

March 27, 2010
As T5 linear fluorescent light bulbs become more prevalent in the lighting industry, many end users wonder how to decide whether the T5 or T8 is better for their particular needs. Here are some guidelines to help you decide which...

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CFL Recycling

CFL Recycling Guidelines

February 12, 2010
Small amounts of mercury are an essential ingredient in most energy efficient light bulbs; therefore, all CFL light bulbs should be disposed properly in order to recycle mercury and prevent it from leaching into the environment. Many Litetronics CFL light...

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Covered CFLs

Why Do Covered CFLs Have a Long Warm-Up Time?

February 5, 2010
All compact fluorescent lamps require a slight warm-up time for the electrical current to fully heat the cathodes and reach their full lumen output. When a bare spiral CFL is first switched on, it lights up with approximately 80% of...

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halogen light bulbs

How Does the Halogen Cycle Work?

Halogen light bulbs are hybrid incandescent bulbs also known as tungsten-halogen light bulbs. Similar to the incandescent light bulb, halogen bulbs have a tungsten filament; however, in a halogen light bulb, the tungsten filament is sealed into a small envelope...

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