A fluorescent lamp is a low pressure, mercury-vapor, gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. Fluorescent lamps convert electrical energy into useful light much more efficiently than incandescent lamps.
Fluorescent lamps regulate the current through the use of ballast unlike incandescent lamps which are a purely resistive load. The lower energy costs typically offset the initial installation cost of fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lamps may last 10 to 20 times longer than incandescent lamps. The fluorescent lamps are now available in more compact size similar to the sizes of incandescent lamps and are being used in many homes and offices an energy-saving solution.
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