When were compact fluorescent light bulbs invented?

Answer The CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) was invented in 1976 by Ed Hammer, who was a General Electric engineer. In 2002 Hammer was awarded the Edison Medal by the Institute for Electrical and Electronic... 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 »

When did compact fluorescent light bulbs start?

Compact fluorescent bulbs were first sold on the market in 1938. George Inman worked with General Electric to create a practical fluorescent bulb that could be sold to consumers. It was patented in... Read More »

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Vs. Incandescent?

Different types of light bulbs have different types of advantages. Some are more energy efficient, some last longer, and some have a greater color rendition. Two of the most popular types of home l... Read More »

How to Clean up Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs?

All fluorescent lights, compact or otherwise, contain small amounts of mercury, which is toxic if released into the environment. Most manufactures have agreed to reduce the amount of Mercury contai... Read More »