Non-Integrated Electronic Ballasted CFL lamp
Typical landfill that adds tremendous strain on the environment. Using CFLs would reduce waste and protect the ecological preservation efforts.
Death to the Incandescent bulb

What you save in energy saves the planet

Energy Savings and Environmental Benefits of CFLs

Electronic CFLs generally have lower wattages as compared to magnetic ballasted lamps, this means that they use less energy to produce light. These CFLs consume only about 25% of the energy consumed by other lamp types. The comparison in wattage shows the difference in energy consumption needed for producing the same amount of light.

CFLs are relatively efficient since they use less power to produce relatively the same light output as incandescent lamps. The luminous efficacy of CFLs are from 45-60/watt is great relative to about 17/watt of incandescent lamps. More importantly, CFLs have longer life as compared to incandescent lamps which, as combined with low energy usage, offsets the high purchasing cost of CFLs.

The difference between the lifespan would be about 500-1500% since CFLs live up to about 5000-15000 hours compared to the 750-1000 hours of incandescent lamps. These factors lead to savings in energy consumption and  less costs for electricity bills as shown in the savings chart of DOE. But be mindful of the brand and quality of the CFL you are using since low quality lamps could produce less light and have shorter life.

Electronic ballasted CFLs are even more efficient than typical magnetic ballasted CFLs by at least 35%. The electronic technology removes flickering which consumes energy, eliminates noise that  adds heat and wastes energy, and instantly shuts down the bulb and current when turned off, unlike the magnetic ballasted types which retains some glimmer even after being switched off.

CFLs also work at lower temperature since it does not need as much heat to produce light. While incandescent lamps could get hot up to more than 2000°C. This shows just how much heat could be wasted in using incandescent lamps.
This also makes CFLs safer to operate because there would be less risk of fires.

The CFL having less energy consumed means that it would lessen carbon and mercury emissions from fossil power plants. In addition, less electricity production caused by less consumption would help reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants associated with production of energy. Landfills would also have less waste since CFLs last much longer than incandescent lamps. These benefits would help lessen the pollutants that contribute to global warming and climate change.

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