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Monday, March 19, 2007

Fluorescent Versus Incandescent (again)

Below is yet another graph of the lumen differences between incandescent and its fluorescent equivalent. When we talk about Green and its advantages, there are associated savings that should be mentioned.

The heat emitted off an incandescent is three times that of fluorescent. In the summer, air conditioners will obviously work harder, because you are effectively adding another heat source in your room.

Also, this does not reflect replacement costs as a Fluorescent will last over 7 years and incandescent about 8 months with the same usage.

Bulb Conversion Chart

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