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 How much longer do fluorescent lamps last than incandescent lamps?

Answer According to EnergyStar.gov, a compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent one. GIPL.org notes that a 13-watt CFL can burn for 10,000 hours, whereas an inca... Read More »
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Can one use 20W fluorescent tube lamps as a substitute to 40W lamps?

Yes they will work if they fit the fixture.... They will only draw the 20 watts they need to operate, so No, you will not blow the 20W lamps.... Ensure however that the lamps you will be using are ... Read More »
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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 »
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Is there mercury in fluorescent lamps?

Fluorescent light bulbs contain a very small amount of mercury, between 5 and 10 milligrams in most bulbs sold for home lighting purposes. The mercury is encased in glass and the bulbs are very saf... Read More »
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How to Recycle Fluorescent Lamps?

Disposal of fluorescent lamps in landfills can lead to a small amount of mercury in the environment. Homeowners in many communities can take advantage of state-sponsored or business-led recycling e... Read More »
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