Variety of wattage and base types to choose from Direct fit and pin type light bulbs
CFL bulb details: CFL bulbs from the manufacturers like Crompton, Philips, Surya are sold under sub brands namely Essential, Genie and Tornado. These bulbs are available with a variety of wattage options right from 5W, 8W, 10W, 11W, 12W to 32W, 36W and many more. Shapes like 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, Spiral and T4 are typical shapes to choose from. CFL lights offer color options like Cool day light, incandescent white, neutral white and warm white which provide a nice soothing light. Now one can also buy these CFL bulbs online.
Technical facts and features: Incandescent lamps have a simple working principle, where the electricity runs through a metal filament till it gets hot and starts emitting light where as CFL [Compact Fluorescent light] bulbs produce light in a completely different manner. CFL lamps have the following things in their construction: a base, ballast, tube with phosphor coating, argon and mercury vapour, outer cover in case of bulbs. The tube like structure has a coating of Phosphor on the internal walls and also contains Argon gas and a little amount Mercury vapour. When the electric current flows through Argon gas and the Mercury vapour, invisible UV light is produced exiting the phosphor coating which is present on the internal side of the tube, emitting light. Ballast present in the lamps helps in kick starting the lighting process of the lamps. Though these CFL lamps consume less power than incandescent bulbs they require slightly more energy at initial startup. Main advantage of CFL lamps is that it can be fitted and used with the same incandescent fittings as well as emit less heat than incandescent bulbs. CFL lamps have a soft white light providing a soothing effect. CFL bulbs are available in variety of shapes from U shaped tubes to spiral tubes which may be essentially different with respect to its wattage. Now browse through a variety of options and buy CFL bulbs online.
Benefits of using CFL bulbs: 1. CFL bulbs consume less power than incandescent bulbs. 2. These lamps emit a soothing white light. 3. CFL do not emit as much heat as emitted by incandescent counterparts as they do not contain a heated metal filament. 4. Can be installed in normal fittings 5. Last longer than the normal incandescent bulbs