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Flicker Fluorescent Facts! February 2, 2009

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Dr.Z (with magnifying glass) and Mr. Y unconvering the mysteries of light one bulb at a time

Dr.Z (with magnifying glass) and Mr. Y unconvering the mysteries of light one bulb at a time

Zoinks! Its me Dr Z

Some of you may have noticed that older compact fluorescent light bulbs flicker when they are turned on because of it takes a few seconds for the internal ballast to produce electricity which in turn excites the gas inside the bulb.  This is really the sign of inferior quality in a compact fluorescent. (Yes even new technology has different quality standards)New compact fluorescents have improved greatly and there is no significant flicker when starting these.( it takes less than 1 sec to start) Compact Fluorescent DO require some time to warm up to full light so they may appear a little dim when they are first turned on. This makes them ideal for use in fixtures that are left on for a long time.

GadZOOKS!

Dr Z

www.zbulbs.com

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