Wednesday, 6 April 2011


Replace your old lighting retrofits with energy saving CFL lights

CFL tubes and lights are increasing gaining popularity amongst the masses. Besides, perfectly fulfilling the purpose of lighting, these are known for saving electricity.

In the past few years, the lighting industry has changed incredibly. Nowadays, you can easily find the different varieties of lighting like incandescent bulbs, LED, Halogen, and CFL to choose from. Though the results are more or less same for every product, but the major difference lies in their electricity consumption.

It has been speculated that the incandescent bulbs may be banned by 2014. The CFL lamps have been proposed as a replacement for these bulbs. Also Known as florescent lamps the CFL lights are similar to the incandescent bulbs in terms of size but the only difference is that they retain energy saving properties. They are available in different shapes, and the most popular shapes are U-shaped and Spiral CFL. Recent developments in the field have resulted in to more natural product similar to the light produced by incandescent bulbs.

Switching over to CFL tubes is undoubtedly a wise decision that would bring down the electricity bill of your office or home, to a considerable amount. Owing to their energy efficiency, most of the office electricity set-ups have been replaced by these ENERGY STARS. Besides, totally capturing the commercial market, these florescent lamps have found their way in our homes as well. More and more people are opting for these compact lights that are not just smaller in size but also better in terms of performance compared to the traditional options. The compact size of the CFL light makes them appear more elegant and apt for usage in commercial as well as residential purposes.Â

The reason why an increasing number of people are replacing their old lighting fixtures by CFL tubes is because of their ability to run on very low unit of power supply. Researches have proved that these ENERGY STARS produces five times more light than an incandescent of the same wattage. One can say that a 20-watt compact florescent lamp would produce roughly the same amount of light as a 100-watt traditional lamp. While buying the U-shaped or Spiral CFL remembers to check the color temperature indicated on the package, this would give you an idea about the bluish white quality, which might not seem natural. Therefore, if you want a more natural light, you should go for a compact fluorescent lamp of same temperature.

Several lighting companies, in India are now selling CFL. The market is flooded with numerous options of lights as well as lighting companies. Don’t get confused in the list of unlimited options. Always approach reputed and branded companies like Orient Fans for purchasing these retrofits.

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