PLT compact fluorescent lamps have a reduced mercury content, making them safer for the environment than older lamps, and the PLT 81817 bulb is no exception. Not only does this bulb save energy, it lasts longer. At 12,000 life hours, this bulb will outlast equivalent incandescents. With a simple 4-pin plug this CFL will be turned on and beaming all 1,800 lumens in no time. The 3000K color temperature ensures a warm white glow wherever you use it. Intended for locations with long operation times, this bulb is perfect for commercial applications like retail facilities, general displays, restaurants or even hospitals.