What Types of Energy-Efficient Bulbs Does Sylvania Make?


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Sylvania markets its fluorescent light bulbs as energy-efficient bulbs that come in U-bend, compact, circular and linear types, as of 2015. The electronics company believes these light bulbs save energy over time after the initial purchase.

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For example, Sylvania manufactures five different types of compact fluorescent bulbs, including mini, super mini, twist, flood lamps and decorative varieties. Twist bulbs come in standard wattages, such as 30, 40 and 65, to replace incandescent light bulbs of similar brightness. Sylvania manufactures two different types of three-way twist bulbs, including one with 12, 22 and 33 watts, and another that goes through 20, 30 and 40 watts. Normal, household bulbs last between 8,000 and 15,000 hours of normal use.

These compact fluorescent light bulbs work in table lamps, security lighting, chandeliers, floor lamps and sconces. Specialty dimmable bulbs work for dimmer switches. Each bulb works on a 120-volt alternating current circuit.

Larger bulbs look like traditional, incandescent flood lights yet they contain compact fluorescent bulbs. Sylvania manufactures reflector bulbs up to 23 watts. The company claims these bulbs save up to 75 percent of energy costs compared to similar incandescent varieties over the life of each bulb. Lamps last between 6,000 and 25,000 hours, depending on the application. All of Sylvania's bulbs come in different color applications.

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