Questions tagged [compact-fluorescent-lamps]

Designed as a replacement for the incandescent lamp, CFL is claimed to emit the same amount of light as a standard incandescent while using less energy to do so.

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Are the phosphors in fluorescent lamps dangerously anticoagulant?

A user over on Home Improvement asked How to deal with broken compact fluorescent (and its mecury) without breaking the bank? with emphasis on the mercury which such lamps contain. I had a vague ...
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Could cutting one's self on a broken CFL bulb cause severe injury?

Related: How dangerous is a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL)? Actually someone asked this exact thing on that question, but it wasn't addressed, perhaps because they provided no link/further ...
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Do CFL light bulbs last >8 times as long as incandescents?

It is claimed that CFL bulbs will last many times longer than incandescents; Wikipedia gives a figure from 8x to 15x. My own experience is that I'm replacing CFLs far more often than those figures ...
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Do Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) create dirty electricity which can impact health?

According to this CBC Be Green report: 'CFLs [Compact Fluorescent Lamps] produce what is called "dirty electricity".' In an environment with dirty electricity, diabetics blood sugar will climb. It ...
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Are CFLs always more ecologic than incandescent light bulbs?

Incandescent light bulbs are now being phased out in many countries. In practice, the replacements are mostly compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). In many cases, the energy savings created by CFLs justify ...
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Do CFLs irradiate ultraviolet rays in a harmful intensity?

Someone I know complains that Fluorescent lamps are "burning" her skin. I searched for sites that confirmed this and I found: The safety of energy-saving light bulbs is under review over concerns ...
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Do CFLs have a significant impact on your light bill?

I just moved into my own apartment, and I've taken quite an interest in being as energy-efficient as possible (simply because, hey - I'm paying the electricity bill now!). I've been wondering - are ...
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