Why are fluorescent tubes used instead of bulbs?

  • Fluorescent lighting’s energy efficiency is one of its most attractive features. When compared to a traditional light bulb, a fluorescent tube typically saves 25-35 percent of the energy it consumes. Fluorescent lights also generate less heat than other types of lighting.
  • In comparison to incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights are around four times as efficient. A 13-watt compact fluorescent light produces the same amount of light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb. For the amount of light they produce, they are pretty small. The majority of CFLs are 4-5 inches tall, with the most prominent, ultra-high-output CFLs being around 12 inches tall.
  • They have robust lumen maintenance, which implies that their light output does not degrade significantly over time. A CFL will still be nearly as bright after a couple of years of use. On the other hand, HID metal halide and high-pressure sodium bulbs can degrade by up to 50%. They have a 10,000-hour lifespan on average.