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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs) have been a cornerstone in energy-efficient lighting, bridging the gap between older incandescent technology and the newer LED options. Known for their distinctive spiral shape or enclosed tube design, CFLs offer a cost-effective solution for consumers looking to reduce energy costs without sacrificing brightness. These bulbs work by driving an electric current through a tube containing argon and a small amount of mercury vapor, generating ultraviolet light that then stimulates a fluorescent coating inside the tube to produce visible light.

CFLs consume about one-third of the energy used by incandescent bulbs and have a longer lifespan, typically lasting up to 10,000 hours. This makes them an environmentally friendly option, reducing the demand for electricity and, consequently, greenhouse gas emissions. Available in a range of color temperatures, from warm whites to cool daylight, CFLs can be used in various settings, including residential, commercial, and outdoor spaces.

While they take a moment to warm up to full brightness, modern CFLs have significantly improved in terms of light quality and time to full luminosity. They are compatible with a wide range of fixtures and are particularly effective for lighting areas where lights remain on for extended periods.

However, it's important to note that CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, requiring careful handling and proper disposal. Recycling programs are widely available to manage these bulbs responsibly at the end of their life cycle.

Despite the rise of LED technology, CFLs remain a viable and budget-friendly option for those transitioning towards more energy-efficient lighting solutions without the upfront cost of LEDs