Energy Saved by Turning Off Fluorescent Lights?

Answer Turning off fluorescent lights when they aren't in use reduces your energy consumption. Turning fluorescent lights on and off also shortens the life of the bulb, however, so you shouldn't turn off ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Energy Saved by Turning Off Fluorescent Lights

Does turning off fluorescent lights save energy?

Turning off fluorescent lights sometimes saves energy, depending on the situation. According to the United States Department of Energy, in most cases, it is energy efficient to turn off a light if ... Read More »

What is the energy of fluorescent lights?

Although compact fluorescent lamps cost more than incandescent bulbs, they burn a quarter of the energy for the same amount of light, while lasting up to 10 times longer. CFLs can save a consumer $... Read More »

How much energy do fluorescent lights consume?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) use approximately 75 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs and last 10 times longer. The 60-watt equivalent CFL light bulb uses only 18 watts of e... Read More »

Do fluorescent lights use more energy to start than run?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, turning on a fluorescent light causes an increase in energy usage which lasts for approximately 1/120th of a second and is equal to the amount of energy ... Read More »