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 »

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 »

Information on Compact Fluorescent Lamps?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) combines the energy efficiency of fluorescent lighting tubes with the convenience of incandescent light fixtures. CFLs... Read More »