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An ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) will save about $30 over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. It uses 75 percent less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb.

CFLs produce light differently than incandescent bulbs. In an incandescent, electric current runs through a wire filament and heats the filament until it starts to glow. In a CFL, an electric current is driven through a tube containing argon and a small amount of mercury vapor. This generates invisible ultraviolet light that excites a fluorescent coating (called phosphor) on the inside of the tube, which then emits visible light.

CFLs need a little more energy when they are first turned on, but once the electricity starts moving, use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. A CFL’s ballast helps "kick start" the CFL and then regulates the current once the electricity starts flowing.

Older CFLs used large and heavy magnetic ballasts that caused a buzzing noise in some bulbs. Most CFLs today — and all ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs — use electronic ballasts, which do not buzz or hum.



Compact Fluorescent Lamps                    Fluoresent Tubes                                    Fluoresent Lamps with Ballast


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  Order Code  Description 
 DT5/27  5W Duo-Tube 2700K G23 Base
 DT7/27  7W Duo-Tube 2700K G23 Base
 DT7/41  7W Duo-Tube 4100K G23 Base
 DT9/27  9W Duo-Tube 2700K G23 Base
 DT9/41  9W Duo-Tube 4100K G23 Base
 DT13/27  13W Duo-Tube 2700K GX23 Base
 DT13/35  13W Duo-Tube 3500K GX23 Base
 DT13/41  13W Duo-Tube 4100K GX23 Base
 DT13/65  13W Duo-Tube 6500K GX23 Base
 QT13/27  13W Quad-Tube 2700K GX23-2 Base
 QT13/35  13W Quad-Tube 3500K GX23-2 Base
 QT13/35-4P  13W Quad-Tube 3500K G24q-1 4 Pin Base
 QT13/41  13W Quad-Tube 4100K GX23-2 Base
 QT26/27  26W Quad-Tube 2700K G24d3 Base
 QT26/35  26W Quad-Tube 3500K G24d3 Base
 QT26/35-4P  26W Quad-Tube 3500K G24q3 4 Pin Base
 QT26/41  26W Quad-Tube 4100K G24d3 Base
 QT26/41-4P  26W Quad-Tube 4100K G24q3 4 Pin Base

  Order Code  Description 
 F4T5/CW  4W  Cool White 4100K T-5  G5 Base
 F6T5/CW  6W  Cool White  4200K/T-5  G5 Base
 F8T5/CW  8W  Cool White 4100K T-5 G5 Base
 F8T5/D  8W  Day Light 6300K T-5 G5 Base
 F13T5/CW  13W  Cool White 4200K T-5 G5 Base
 F13T8/CW  13W  Cool White 4100K T-8  G13 Base
 F14T12/CW  14W  Cool White  4200K T-12  G13 Base
 F14T12/D  14W  Day Light  6300K T-12  G13 Base
 F15T8/CW  15W  Cool White 4200K T-8 G13 Base
 F15T8/D  15W  Daylight 6300K T-8 G13 Base
 FC8T9/CW  22W  Cool White Circline T-9  G10Q Base


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