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CFL Myths Exposed

Neon CFL BulbsThe Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI), a nonprofit organization that conducts research on electricity usage, recently addressed several concerns related to replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The EPRI assures consumers that manufacturers have rectified many of the issues related to using CFLs, including usage in three-way fixtures, non-compatibility in dimmers, the high price of CFLs and CFL use in fans and candelabras. Additionally, CFL users should understand the lifespan of the bulb and causes of flicker.

Here’s what else the EPRI had to say about CFLs:

*A 12/23/29 W CFL is equivalent to a 50/100/150 W incandescent bulb.

*A 14/19/32 W CFL is equivalent to a 40/75/150 W incandescent bulb.

In the long run, switching to CFLs will save you time and money without making you sacrifice luminary style. Enjoy high-quality light while saving the earth: kick the incandescent habit!


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