Do fluorescent light bulbs last longer than regular ones?
Yes it does last longer. It is more expensive though in the end it save money because it uses less energy.
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i shouldn't think so.... it would be MAGIC.
Depending on the quality of their design - and the quality of the components used in their manufacture - compact fluorescent light bulbs have rated lifetimes between 4,000 and… 12,000 hours of "actual in-use time" whilst they are switched on. These ratings are for use under ideal cooling conditions and the lifetimes can be greatly reduced if their miniature ballast circuits overheat,such as when the bulbs are used in fully enclosed and/or recessed lighting fixtures.
A regular incandescent bulb uses a lot more energy than a compact fluorescent to produce the same amount of light. Most energy used by an incandescent bulb is wasted as heat …which does not give off visible light. Incandescent bulbs are cheaper to buy, but they have shorter lifetimes than other alternatives.
In lighting, the lifespan of a light bulb is often referred to as a life hour rating. Generally speaking, CFLs last longer than incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs last fro…m 1,000 - 2,000hrs whereas CFLs last 3,000-15,000hrs or more.
Fluorescent bulbs tend to last longer.
whichever until its unplugged lol!!
There is the an electronic circuit with a lot of Diode, Capacitor, Resistance and many other components, which use to make the bulb more efficient and help to save the energy….Because in regular bulb there is only a wire which is directly connect to the supply that's why the resistance is high and this is the cause of energy wasting, so we use the electronic circuit to save the electrical energy and to make a high efficiency devices.
Yes, an incandescent bulb uses more energy than a fluorescent bulb and a fluorescent light bulb lasts about 10 times longer.
If you use them correctly, fluorescent bulbs won't burn out (youneed to leave them on for 8 hours the first time they are turnedon). Also, they use about 1/3 the electricity a…s regular bulbs,which saves on the electric bill. Regular light bulbs are better if you are worried about the bulbbreaking (incandescent light bulbs are non-toxic), or if you areprone to migraines.
On the one hand, fluorescent bulbs contain toxic materials that can be released when the bulb is dumped. On the other hand, fluorescent bulbs last so much longer than do regul…ar, or incandescent, bulbs that this problem is minimised. More importanlty, fluorescent bulbs use only about one-fifth the electricity of incandescent bulbs, thus helping us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and therefore slow down global warming. Since global warming is by far the greatest environmental danger we face, fluorescent bulbs must be better for the environment.
Fluorescent bulbs, including Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are designed to last longer because they have no filament to burn out. However, many of the current CFLs will … prematurely fail (before their estimated lifespan) because the components or designs of their ballasts were compromised when translated from the older tube-type fluorescents. These ballasts are sensitive to heat buildup in enclosed fixtures. The life of any bulb is greatly affected by the number of cycles (on and off) they experience, as well as any fluctuations in the power supply.
Fluorescent lights are cheaper than old-style incandescent bulbsbut some newer incandescents can be competitive. Fluorescentalthough does provide a different more shadowless l…ight.
Fluorescent bulbs generate light by using an ionized gas and electrical discharge, whereas regular light bulbs generate light by using heat within the filament contained in th…e bulb.
One may purchase a fluorescent light bulb at Home Depot, Lowe's and Home Hardware. Other sources for these bulbs include Canadian Tire, Rona and Walmart.
Fluorescent light bulbs can be bought at most hardware stores and lighting specialist stores. They can be purchased online from these stores and from online Dealers such as Am…azon. A limited variety of fluorescent bulbs can also be purchase at high street department stores and supermarkets.
The types of bulbs in use in the home are incandescent (regular),halogen (improved incandescent), compact fluorescent (CFL) andlight-emitting diode (LED). The amount of light …produced is measured in lumens, while theamount of electric power used is measured in watts. Some manufacturers confuse the issue (perhaps deliberately) bymeasuring the light in 'equivalent watts'. The efficiency of bulbs is measured by the amount of light producedfor each watt consumed, in other words, lumens per watt. The efficiencies for the four types are: Incandescent: 12 lumens per watt - typical life 1000 hours Halogen: 16 lumens per watt - typical life 2000 hours CFL: 50-60 lumens per watt - typical life 8000-12,000 hours LED: 70-90 lumens per watt - typical life 25,000 hours. Thus regular light bulbs should be replaced by CFLs or LEDs byanyone wishing to pay less for their lighting.