Like many new advances in technology, the quality of fluorescent bulbs
The new standard requires most light bulbs to be 25 to 30 percent more efficient by 2014, and at least 60 percent more efficient by 2020, and that's something the new fluorescent bulbs
That's why Lane County Waste Management analyst Chad Ficek is celebrating businesses such as Emerald Valley Gardens, the latest in a string of Lane County stores that have agreed to accept spent fluorescent bulbs
and turn them over to a county and state-run collection program that safely extracts the mercury for recycling.
Compact fluorescent bulbs
, introduced in the United States with much fanfare in 1979 by Philips just as the nation's second energy crisis of the decade was getting under way, have never captured the public imagination.
Some environmentalists hope that switching to fluorescent bulbs
will help curb the growth of the coal industry.
According to Northboro BOH Director Jamie Terry, her office is aware of the problem, but has not received any official information regarding energy-saving, spiral fluorescent bulbs
being considered a safety hazard.
Lane County utilities handed out hundreds of thousands of coupons for free fluorescent bulbs
to customers, who redeemed the vouchers at area stores.
work on a similar principle, but the nanotube lamp has advantages.
Pepco's discount compact fluorescent bulb
offer will run for three years.
When he switched on the compact fluorescent bulb
attached to the meter, the spinning disc that records energy use - and your electric bill - rotated at a fairly leisurely clip.
To demonstrate energy use, Sea Gull is offering refurbished household electric meters with one socket for an incandescent bulb and one for a compact fluorescent bulb
The compact, battery-operated hand lamp employs 30 light emitting diodes (LEDs), which generate 780 initial lumens of light - the equivalent light output of a 13-Watt compact fluorescent bulb
- and provide 100,000 hours of service life.
home replaced just one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb
, enough energy would be saved to light more than 2.
The compact fluorescent bulb
(CFL) has revolutionized people's perceptions of fluorescent light by moving away from awkward tube fixtures and glare-prone light.
The halogen bulb uses 25 lumens per watt, and a compact fluorescent bulb
burns 70 lumens per watt.