These are the most recent addition to the lamp family. Energy Saving lamps, also known as compact fluros, give out excellent light, save energy (which saves you money), are long life and look great.
Energy Saving globes consume much less energy than the incandescent equivalent (normally around 80% less). Compact fluros, as the name suggests, because they are small, they normally fit into the existing fitting.
Some examples of saving are:-
10 watt energy efficient globe = 50 watt normal incandescent lamp output
15 watt energy efficient globe = 75 watt normal incandescent lamp output
18 watt energy efficient globe = 90 watt normal incandescent lamp output
I personally think that some of the light outputs expressed by the manufacturers are a little optimistic, however there are still real savings to be had by the reduced energy consumption.
Energy Saving lighting will save money on your power bill but the other big saving is in their service life, which means less globe changes. Some compact fluros are rated at 10,000 hours or more. That is 10 times the life of a normal light globe.
Energy Saving globes are generally available in a range of colour temperatures (warm whites right through to Daylight). Compact fluros also come in a range of base types, shapes and configurations
Recently we added a range of Energy Saving reflectors and GLS shaped lamps to our range. Where traditionally these lamps have looked strange in open fittings, you can now have something that looks like a normal globe. Available in normal light globe shape, R80, R95, PAR38, candle and even GU10 shapes.
Warning: Don’t replace a compact fluro where a dimmer switch is installed unless the lamp specifies it can be dimmed. Most of these style of lamps are not dimmable and damage to the lamp will occur when dimmed.