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Light Bulb Buying Guides
Today’s most efficient way of illuminating and lighting is undoubtedly LED. When compared with older lighting technologies such as Incandescent, Halogen and CFL bulbs, you will find that LED is by far the most energy saving and smart solution.
The light bulb market has gone through enormous changes since traditional incandescent bulbs were removed from the market and replaced with energy-saving bulbs. If you are undecided as to what type of lamp to choose, keep reading!
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are a low energy alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs. Instead of a tungsten filament, CFLs consist of a glass tube filled with mercury vapour and gas, with an electrode at either end of the tube. How Do CFLs Work? When an electrical current passes through the gas, it ignites the mercury vapour, which then releases ultra-violet light. Because ultra-violet light is invisible to the human eye, a phosphor powder coating is applied to the inside of the glass tube. When the ultra-violet photons interact with this phosphor coating, it fluoresces and emits light. The colour temperature