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    CFL vs Incandescent

    So my father in law says that incandescent bulbs are more efficient over a short span a CFL. I am skeptical however I can't find anything to prove or disprove his statement. Can anyone here help me out?


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    Re: CFL vs Incandescent

    Quote Originally Posted by boone7247 View Post
    So my father in law says that incandescent bulbs are more efficient over a short span a CFL. I am skeptical however I can't find anything to prove or disprove his statement. Can anyone here help me out?
    In terms of power consumption CFLs are more efficient. However, CFLs do have shorter lifespan in places that the light is cycled on and off frequently, such as a bathroom.

    Depends what you mean by "efficient" and "short span"



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    Re: CFL vs Incandescent

    I'm thinking he's referring to startup power for florescents.



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    Re: CFL vs Incandescent

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    In terms of power consumption CFLs are more efficient. However, CFLs do have shorter lifespan in places that the light is cycled on and off frequently, such as a bathroom.

    Depends what you mean by "efficient" and "short span"
    He was indicating power consumption. Sorry, I was vague. Thanks for pointing that out.


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    Re: CFL vs Incandescent

    Annotated Mythbusters: Episode 69: 22,000 foot fall, Lights On or Off
    Halfway down the page... That may answer some questions. Pretty much CFLs are almost always more energy efficient. Though I think old CFLs did have a larger power consumption upon being turned on. They may still have that problem, but I don't honestly know.



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    Re: CFL vs Incandescent

    I'm pretty sure all the light bulbs in HELL are CFLs



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