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CFL Lighting

Light from a compact fluorescent light (CFL), like its larger cousin, the fluorescent tube, is created by an electrical current conducted through an inert gas which produces invisble ultraviolet light. This ultraviolet light interacts with a blend of phosphors coating the inside surface that efficiently converts it to useful white light. CFLs are a long-time standard for energy efficiency, using 75% less energy and lasting 6-15 times longer than incandescent bulbs. CFLs are now being displaced by even more efficient LED light bulbs.

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