Power Saving Lamp versus Light Bulp


Since January 2009, in various European countries, the use of energy - saving lamps is required. Other countries already signaled its intention to launch the regulation for energy – Saving lamps in the coming months as well. It considered the economic aspect for the consumer, and show some advantages, but it is also important to know the disadvantages! From the previously used light bulb only 5% of the power was converted into light.

95% of the energy has been implemented through the visible helical tungsten wire in heat. This power loss was generating  inside the gas filled glass bulb a temperature of up to 3.000oC. The "new" energy - saving lamps promise a performance utilization and more light output up to 25% with low heat load.

These are miniaturized fluorescent housing which is controlled by an electronic unit in the base which bring mercury atoms to emit light they turn on the fluorescent layer of glass and thereby constitute depending on phosphor mixture of different light shades This switching process involves a considerable amount of energy and generates high-frequency conducted and not conducted interference with harmonic formation in the power grid.


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