Low Energy light bulbs hit the market over 30 years ago and are always thought of as the low energy lamps that take all day to brighten up! However and thankfully low energy light bulbs have improved and are now a better lighting source and can be used in all circumstances domestic lighting, retail lamps, and commercial fittings. The are also available in dimming and non dimming versions in many of the types of low energy light bulbs that are available today.
Our extensive range of integrated Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) provides an attractive and versatile lighting solution in a choice of sizes, shapes (e.g. spiral, stick, decorative) and caps.
These products offer an energy-saving alternative to incandescent bulbs across virtually all applications, with technological advances meaning they are now often even smaller than the lamps they replace.
• Long rated life from 6 000 to 15 000 hours • Flicker free, instant on light with fast warm-up • Environmentally friendly with low mercury content • Special option – high switching cycles up to 100 000 • Up to 80% energy savings vs. traditional incandescent on our ‘A’ energy labeled products.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps provide more light and generate less heat, converting up to 25% of the electricity they use into light.
Incandescent Lamps convert 95% of electricity into heat, producing only 5% into light. As CFLs use less energy you pay less for your lighting. They also last up to 20 times longer than Incandescent Lamps, so you spend less on maintenance. While you save on cost with GE Compact Fluorescents, nothing is lost in quality. Colours are reproduced accurately and flicker-free light output is maintained for the whole of the lamp’s life. Using outside When Biax™ lamps are employed outdoors, they must be used in enclosed fittings. The lamps will reach full brightness when the ambient temperature around the lamp reaches approximately 25°C. The effects of different ambient temperatures on light output for typical lamps is shown in the chart Fig 1. With amalgam products, 90% of light output is achieved between the temperatures of -10°C and +65°C. As the electronic gear in the base of these lamps needs a full and constant current, they cannot be dimmed or used with other electronic switching devices.