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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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Eco-friendly light bulbs are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs, wasting less energy as heat and using fewer watts for illumination. The most-common eco-friendly bulbs are compact fluorescent light... More »

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Because fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, they should be recycled or disposed of in hazardous waste receptacles. Throwing them out with household trash runs the risk of introducing mercury into the env... More »

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs are safe for everyday use, but the tiny amount of mercury inside the fluorescent tube means these bulbs should be recycled instead of thrown out with household trash. In addition, a broken... More »

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs (or CFLs) are identified by the white glass tube spiralling up from the base of the bulb that houses a tiny electronic ballast. This design has since been modified by placing a secondary g... More »

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Although it is commonly believed that Thomas Alva Edison invented the incandescent light bulb, he actually just improved on light bulbs detailed in a 1875 patent he bought from two other inventors, Henry Woodward and Mat... 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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