25 Feb '17, 10pm

GBA: Paving the Way for Efficient Light Bulb in Every Socket

GBA: Paving the Way for Efficient Light Bulb in Every Socket

Now that the new definition has been updated, it will be up to the Trump administration and new secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt and enforce the next phase of the 13-year transition: the 45 LPW minimum standard scheduled to go into effect in 2020. Because the standards are technology-neutral, bulb manufacturers can use whatever technology they prefer — incandescent, CFL Compact fluorescent lamp. Fluorescent lightbulb in which the tube is folded or twisted into a spiral to concentrate the light output. CFLs are typically three to four times as efficient as incandescent lightbulbs, and last eight to ten times as long. CFLs combine the efficiency of fluorescent light with the convenience of an Edison or screw-in base, and new types have been developed that better mimic the light quality of incandescents. Not all CFLs can be dimmed, and frequent on-off cycli...

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