Light your home or business for less with high-quality, low-cost ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs available in many shapes and styles.
With a lifespan as long as 10 years, ENERGY STAR certified CFLs are a practical way to save money on home or business lighting. Modern CFLs screw into standard sockets and can consume up to 70% less energy than incandescent bulbs. They turn on instantly, offer a wide range of color temperatures, and never flicker. Because they contain a small amount of mercury, it’s important to dispose of CFLs properly when they break or need replacing.
What are CFLs?Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) are small, coiled versions of fluorescent tubes, a technology that dates to the 1800s. While incandescent bulbs produce light by heating a tungsten filament, CFLs send an electrical charge through gas vapor, making the tube glow. Thanks to an integrated ballast (the part that controls current), new ENERGY STAR certified CFLs are flicker free and work in any standard socket—which makes them an easy, low-cost option.
CFLs for Home and Business
ENERGY STAR certified CFLs give you high-quality, affordable, efficient lighting both indoors and out. For home and business, they’re used anywhere you’d find an incandescent: downlights, track lights, lamps and sconces, task lights, outdoor floods, and driveways. Modern CFLs also offer a broad choice of colors on the Kelvin scale, from warm to cool.
- Low out-of-pocket cost
- Variety and quality: wide choice of color, no flicker, no buzz