advancement, development and miniaturisation of fluorescent
bulbs, which has taken place in recent years, has given us some
new shapes for bulbs.
compact bulbs have the immediate advantage of single end connection.
So that they can be made to plug in simply, in some cases directly
in to the same bayonet or screw fitting as for a traditional
GLS bulb. In this case the complete control gear, required for
the bulb to work is built in to the bulb itself.
addition you also have a choice of very traditional styles,
including, look-a-like, candle look-a-like and stick, in a variety
of wattage and end cap types.
fluorescent bulbs, known as CFLs can cost more, but give several
times the light output of an ordinary light bulb of similar
example: a CFL using only 11W of energy will give the same effect
and light as a 60W traditional bulb.
makes sense to use these types for locations where long burning
hours are likely to be required in the interest of energy and
cost saving. Always remember to refer to the light bulbs packaging
to check how energy efficient it is. Purchase reputable brands
to ensure quality and safety.*