13 to 16 Watt CFL - 60W Equal Compact Fluorescents


13 to 16 Watt CFL - 60W Equal Compact Fluorescents


Trade your old-fashioned, inefficient incandescent lights for some new, highly efficient 60-watt-equal CFL bulbs. This switch to a lower-wattage bulb could save you anywhere from $30 to more than $100 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. While they only use 13 to 16 watts of energy, they produce the same luminosity as a 60-watt light bulb. These lamps are more efficient due to the fact that when a current passes through the argon-and-mercury-vapor-containing tube, the result is ultraviolet light, which in turn excites the fluorescent coating and creates visible light with less energy. With a variety of color temperatures, you'll be able to find the 60-watt equal CFL bulb ideal for your space. The warm white light of a 2,700K color temperature is perfect for personal use, restaurants and hotel lobbies, while the clear, bright light of a 6,500K full-spectrum bulb is more suited for commercial applications, such as hospitals and museums. Another option, if you like the aesthetics of an incandescent bulb, is to try a covered A-shaped or a bullet-shaped CFL. You won't find another online lighting store offering lower pricing, a larger selection or superior customer service than 1000Bulbs.