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Good fluorescent lighting for the kitchen is fitted with electronic control gear that helps eliminate the buzzing and flicking of bulbs. It has a powerful light output that makes a kitchen more attractive and well-illumi... More »

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A fluorescent light uses a tube of excited mercury gas to illuminate a phosphorescent coating, producing visible light. Fluorescent lights use less energy, produce less heat and tend to last longer than incandescent ligh... More »

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Using a 100-watt lightbulb in a lamp with a 60-watt maximum wattage rating is not recommended; doing so is a fire hazard. The maximum safe wattage rating for a lamp is determined by the amount of heat the wiring and fixt... More »

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Disposing of fluorescent light bulbs is only dangerous if the bulbs are broken or not handled properly, according to Fox News. The small amount of mercury in a single fluorescent bulb is enough to pollute 6,000 gallons o... More »

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs are better for the environment than standard incandescent light bulbs, as they use less energy and help reduce green house gas emissions. They also last up to 10 times longer, producing le... More »

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A 24-inch fluorescent light fixture is a common type of light fixture that measures 24 inches in length and uses fluorescent light tubes rather than standard incandescent bulbs. These fixtures can be purchased in most ho... More »

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