What are the Most Common Types of CFL Bulbs?

Q: What are the most common types of CFL bulbs?

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are designed to replace many frequently used incandescent bulbs. They have the efficiency of fluorescent lighting but also the convenience of incandescent lamps. Some compact fluorescent lamps can fit into regular fixtures used for incandescent lamps. Compared to incandescent lamps, CFLs cost three to ten times more. However, CFLs reduce energy use by over 70 percent and last 8-15 times as long.

Here are some common types of CFL bulbs:

  • ¬†2-Pin Double Tube
  • 4-Pin Double Tube
  • 4-Pin Triple Tube
  • Single Tube
  • Circline
  • Spiral Compact Fluorescent
  • Globe Compact Fluorescent
  • Torpedo & Flame Tip
  • Fluorescent Reflectors
  • PAR Lamp


 Learn More:

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How to Dispose of a CFL?


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