What is the filament in light bulbs made of?

Answer Tungsten is the element used to make light bulb filaments. This element is used because its extremely high melting point allows it to reach a temperature high enough to emit light without disintegr... Read More »

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What are the disadvantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs over incandescent light bulbs?

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage is the issue of disposing of the fluorescent bulbs after they burn out. The fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury vapor so dumping them in a landfill... Read More »

What is the difference between fluorescent light bulbs&regular light bulbs?

Regular light bulbs, also known as incandescent bulbs, have been used for decades in homes and other buildings. Fluorescent light bulbs use newer technology to provide the same light but use less e... Read More »

Are GE light bulbs made in Mexico?

Yes, GE light bulbs are made in Mexico. However, as of April 2010, Businesswire reported that the GE plant in Ohio will be manufacturing its GE T8 Energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs in the Un... Read More »

Are light bulbs made of rock material?

Light bulbs are largely made of glass; however, the filament that lights up is made of tungsten. Tungsten is an element found in several different rock ores. Pure tungsten is itself a soft rock.Sou... Read More »