Even with the higher adoption of some other energy-efficient options, fluorescent lights are still considered as an outstanding light source. Microfluorescent lighting works by producing an extraordinary amount of light output while using little energy. We recommend picking a fluorescent fixture with the electronic ballast to make sure that the light comes on immediately without a flickering or humming sound.
Presently, fluorescent is still seen as one of the energy-efficient systems of lighting. A common misconception about fluorescent lights is that they have to be put off for thirty minutes before the energy saved can equal the energy used to energize the lamp. Fluorescent lamps only need to be put off for a second to save the same amount of energy which will be used when its lights are turned on once more.
NO FLICKERING ALLOWED
When picking fluorescent light fixtures, go for the suitable electronic ballast to make sure the light comes on the right away without any flickering and doesn’t give off a humming sound. If your fluorescent light fixture is shaky like a strobe as you turn it on, it probably has a broken ballast.
Ever seen a Microfluorescent lamp “barber-pole” showing swirling bands of light all through the length of the cylinder? One cause might have been the manner it was stored in before installation. When a lamp case is placed on end in a warm room, the mercury put in the lamps will most likely shrink into droplets and gather in the lamp’s end caps. The problem might fix itself in some days, but make sure you place fluorescent lamps in a straight position at temperatures which are over 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fluorescent Lights Have a Long Life
This is another common mix-up when it concerns fluorescent lights – Some say putting a fluorescent fixture off and on frequently will reduce the life of that lamp and consequently waste money. This is false. While turning fluorescent lights off and on does reduce the lamp life, it also decreases the functioning time that it is actually turned on. For instance, consider a 4-foot lined fluorescent light working incessantly for 24 hours every day that has a lifespan of 38,000 hours. Because a year has roughly 8,760 hours, the lamp would break down in 4.3 years on average. Alternatively, the same lamp working 12 continuous hours every day would have a lesser rated life of about 30,000 hours. Even though the lamp life was reduced by approximately 8,000 hours or 21%, its operating time will have been reduced by 50% while the “calendar life” will be increased to 6.8 years. In this previous case, both lamp replacement expenditures and energy costs will have been significantly reduced even if the rated life has also been reduced.
A lot of people want the light generated by a fluorescent fitting to be comparable to an incandescent light fitting. The color temperature will determine how the fitting will look in terms of “coolness” or “warmth.” Search for a color temperature of approximately 3000K for the yellow glow which is characteristic of the incandescent light rather than the cooler white-blue is often linked with older types of fluorescent fixtures.