Why does my fluorescent light take so long to go on?

Answer Fluorescent lights are becoming more popular as people discover their cost- and energy-saving benefits. While fluorescent lights have come a long way in the last several decades, some may still hav... Read More »

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How long do fluorescent light bulbs last?

Fluorescent light bulbs typically last about 10,000 hours--13 times the life span of incandescent light bulbs. They also use less electricity than incandescent bulbs, helping to save money on energ... Read More »

How long does an average fluorescent light bulb last?

A fluorescent light bulb, also known as CFL, lasts up to ten times longer than an incandescent light bulb, which only lasts about 1,000 hours. A fluorescent bulb also uses about 50 to 80 percent le... Read More »

How long should a 48-inch fluorescent light bulb last?

A 48-inch fluorescent light bulb should last between 15,000 and 20,000 hours, according to the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. In a study related to mercury levels in... Read More »

How long does a ballast in a fluorescent light fixture work?

A typical fluorescent light ballast has a life expectancy of 50,000 hours under normal conditions. High temperatures, switching frequency, wattage, type of light fixture and ballast all affect ball... Read More »