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The Shocking Truth behind CFLS!-A quick explanation on how compact fluorescents work January 21, 2009

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The Shocking truth behind Compact Fluorescents!

The Shocking truth behind Compact Fluorescents!

Zoinks! Its me Dr Z, yet again.
Why are Compact Fluorescents so much more efficient? Well to start with they produce light in a completely manner than an incandescent lightbulb.  Incandescent bulbs create light by heating a filament inside the bulb; the heat makes the filament white-hot, producing the light that you see.The incandescent lightbulb is essentially a little heater where only 10% of the energy it uses actually produces light while 90% is lost as heat. The compact fluorescent(and all fluorescents for that matter)essentiallycontains a lighting bolt within a glass filled tube! The tube contains a gas that produces invisible ultraviolet light (UV) when the gas is energized by a electric charge. The UV light hits the white phosphor coating inside the fluorescent tube and this coating transforms it into light.

Its a chain reaction man! Shocking!

zoinks!! Until next time..

Dr Z




1. Josh Maxwell - January 21, 2009

I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

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