Light Bulbs

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CFL Bulb

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs offer different style and performance from standard fluorescent bulbs. Their color nearly equals that of Soft White...

Fluorescent Bulb

Fluorescent Bulbs

Current flows through an atmosphere of inert gas and mercury vapor, producing ultraviolet energy that is invisible to the human eye. A...

Halogen Bulb

Halogen Bulbs

Like incandescent bulbs, halogen bulbs produce light by passing current through a coiled tungsten wire. The tungsten wire is enclosed in a small...

HID Bulb

High Intensity Discharge Bulb

Produces light when current flows through a conducting gas. Uses ballasts to start the bulb and to control its operation. Unlike fluorescent,...

Incandescent Bulb

Incandescent Bulbs

Produce light by passing current through a thin coil of wire called a filament. As the wire heats, it becomes white hot and emits visible light....