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Introduction to CFL Light Bulbs
There are so many items in our home that we may take for granted every day, but in truth they are amazing inventions that help us live and work and play in a very important way.
CFL Light Bulbs stands for Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube. They are a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent lamp; some types fit into light fixtures formerly used for incandescent lamps. The lamps use a tube which is folded to fit into the space of an incandescent bulb, and a compact ballast in the lamp base.
Compared to general-service incandescent lamps giving the same amount of visible light, CFLs give the same amount of visible light and some sources rate the CFL light bulb the best "soft white" CFLs as subjectively similar in color to standard incandescent lamps. However, CFLs use one-fifth to one-third the electric power, and last eight to fifteen times longer. A CFL has a higher purchase price than an incandescent lamp, but homeowners can save over time. A disadvantage is that like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs contain toxic mercury which complicates their disposal.
At Capitol Lighting, we understand the importance for our customers to be able to have the best CFL Light Bulbs available on the market to them because of the important role they play in our daily lives. You may not think of how much you need the light to be working and working well in your home until you burn out a light bulb and are left in the dark! We understand our customers want quality CFL Light Bulbs that are lasting and friendly on the environment as well as their wallet.
Different Types and Applications of CFL Light Bulbs
There are many different types of light bulbs, these include: LED Light Bulbs, Halogen Light Bulbs, Incandescent Light Bulbs, CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lights) Light Bulbs, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Vintage Light Bulbs, and Novelty Light Bulbs, and Xenon Light Bulbs.Other items related to light bulbs include Parabolic Reflectors and Reflector Bulbs. Light Bulbs available with a dimmable component include Black Light Bulbs, Dimming Light Bulbs, Dimmable LEDs, Dimmable CFLs, Dimmable Halogen Bulbs, and Dimmable Incandescent.
One important factor involving CFL Light Bulbs is that they are available in a variety of wattages. You would use different wattages for different types and placements of your lighting source. CFL Light Bulbs can range in price from the low scale starting around $10 to more significant $30-50 specialty bulbs. Some CFL Light Bulbs are available in packs while others are sold individually. It is important to note that some CFL Light Bulbs are versatile and can fit a majority of light sources, while others are very specific to the type and company of lighting designer. Note this when you are making your selection of CFL Light Bulbs or ask for assistance to check on this.
Design and Installation of CFL Light Bulbs
CFL Light Bulbs all run on electric light – or electricity. This happens when you connect your light source (such as a lamp) by cord to an electric outlet where the power can be delivered. CFL Light Bulbs typically must be screwed in to the lighting fixture and then the fixture must be plugged in. When you install CFL Light Bulbs, you must make sure that the power sources are properly connected – which sometimes can be dangerous, so if you are hesitant, hire a professional electrician or at the very least, ask a friend to help read you the proper directions as you work and assist as a safety buddy.
Also be sure that if your lighting source is attached with an electric cord that the cord is within distance of a power outlet, and that there are no hazards to you or any small children by plugging it into the outlet (you may want to cover the cord for safety or vanity reasons).
How to Choose the Best CFL Light Bulbs
You do not need to go far in your search for the best CFL Light Bulbs. You can find exactly what CFL Light Bulbs you are looking for at a Capitol Lighting showroom, and if there is not a showroom near you, where you can speak with our dedicated and eager to assist professionals or visit Capitol Lighting online at www.1800lighting.com. Be it CFL Light Bulbs, or any of the types of indoor or outdoor lighting or lighting accessories that you will use your CFL Light Bulbs with, products sold by Capitol Lighting are from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry which means quality and durability for the CFL Light Bulbs and all that you purchase. Find the perfect CFL Light Bulbs to meet your lighting needs at Capitol Lighting.