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Will Compact Florescent Lamps and/or Florescent Fixtures Save the Day?

July 19th, 2010
Compact Florescent Lamp

Compact Florescent Lamp

IT is obvious to say the Compact Florescent replacement lamps (CFLs) can save energy and they will pay for themselves many times over by comparison to powering an incandescent bulb.

I personally use them in my home and office.  I am however not convinced that I am doing the right thing for the power system.

Consider an older home (or office); the electrical system (breakers, transformers, etc.) were engineered for mostly “traditional” linear loads.  An example of a linear load is a resistive load as in incandescent lights, AC Motors and electric heaters.

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