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 When were fluorescent lights invented?

Answer Fluorescent lights were invented in Germany by Meyer, Spanner and Germer; a U.S. patent application was filed for their invention in 1927. The application was acquired by General Electric for $180,... Read More »
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Do LED lights last longer than normal fluorescent lights?

LED lights have a lifespan which is significantly longer than that of a fluorescent bulb. The lifespan of the average fluorescent bulb is 10,000 hours, compared to 60,000 hours for the LED.Referenc... Read More »
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Are grow lights better for plants than fluorescent lights?

On One Hand: Fluorescents Can Be Used as Grow LightsFluorescent lights come in many types. Full-spectrum fluorescent lights are relatively inexpensive and easy to find and use. A full-spectrum fl... Read More »
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Are fluorescent lights the same as ultraviolet lights?

Fluorescent lights are not necessarily the same as ultraviolet lights, although sometimes the two types overlap. A fluorescent light is generally a compact alternative to incandescent lighting that... Read More »
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Why do fluorescent lights hum?

Fluorescent lights hum or buzz when the ballast or inductor, which limits how much electrical current passes through the actual fluorescent bulb, deforms slightly under the pressure of its magnetic... Read More »
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