Compact Fluorescent Hazards?

Answer In a compact fluorescent bulb, electricity runs through mercury and argon gas between electrodes. Light is produced as a reaction when photons contact the inner coating of the bulb. Despite the ben... Read More »

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The Hazards of Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting?

Fluorescent bulbs use a mercury vapor in the bulb to enable the illumination the bulb creates. The bulb runs a current through the interior of the light, a mixture of mercury and an inert gas. The ... Read More »

Can you dim compact fluorescent lamps?

Yes, compact fluorescent lamps can be dimmed. However it requires a dimming ballast which can be quite expensive and the amount of dimming is limited to about 20%. If you're thinking of using a di... Read More »

What Is CFL in Compact Fluorescent Bulbs?

CFL is an abbreviation for compact fluorescent light bulbs. These light bulbs are very energy efficient, requiring less than a third of the energy an incandescent light bulb requires to produce the... Read More »

Are compact fluorescent bulbs bad for you?

On One Hand: CFLs Contain Small Traces of Mercury.Compact fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, which is a neurotoxin. Though touching an intact bulb or reading by its light will not ... Read More »