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.