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Basics of... halogen lamp & lamp conversion

halogen work lightsCompact Fluorescent lamps use up to 75% less energy than standard incandescent lamps and last up to 10 times longer. For conversion from Incandescent lamps to Compact Fluorescentlamps, start with the current wattage of your Incandescent lamp and divide it by 4 to determine the wattage equivalent of the Compact Fluorescent lamp you will need. Choose a Compact Fluorescent lamp with the wattage nearest to that number.


For example:

You are currently using a 100 watt Incandescent lamp in your fixture
100 Incandescent Watts ÷ 4 = 25 Compact Fluorescent Watts


You can use a 25 or 27 watt Compact Fluorescent and it will produce the same light output as a 100 watt Incandescent, while saving you 75 watts

The other factor you want to consider is lamp color or color temp. If you are replacing an Incandescent lamp with "Soft White" color then you would want to look at a Compact Fluorescent with a color temp. of 2700-3500K. See chart below for color temp. guidance

LIGHT EFFECT Warm Soft White Cool White Bright White Arctic White
COLOR TEMPERATURE 3000K 4000K 5000K 6500K
MOOD Comfortable & Relaxing Basic & Efficient Bright & Lively Cool & Refreshing
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