Compact Fluorescent Lamp

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) cost more than incandescent lamps, but can save over $40.00 in electricity costs over the lifetime of the lamp. Improved phosphor formulations have improved the color of the light emitted by CFLs so much that "soft white" CFLs are very similar in color to standard incandescent lamps.

Compact Flourescent Lamps contain mercury, which is poisonous, and must be disposed of properly.

The Bright Effects ™ 13 Watt Compact Fluorescent light bulb is promoted as a replacement for a 60 Watt incandescent light bulb. Its rated life is 8,000 hours, compared to the 1,000 hour life of the incandescent blub.

Commonly Used Devices
60 Watt Incandescent Light Bulb
100 Watt Incandescent Light Bulb
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
Clothes Dryer
Computer System
Computer System (sleep mode)
Drip Coffee Maker (brew)
Drip Coffee Maker (warm)
Electric Blanket
Furnace Fan
Microwave Oven (Highest Setting)
Oven at 350 degrees
Space Heater (portable)
LCD HD TV - 47 Inch
LCD Monitor - 22 Inch
Device Name:
Wattage of Device:
Kilowatt Hour Cost:
Hours of use per day:
Cost Per Hour: $0.001300
Cost Per Day: $0.000650
Cost Per Week: $0.005
Cost Per Month: $0.02
Cost Per Year: $0.24
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