You may often see fluorescent light bulbs in shops, workspaces and garages, where they give excellent illumination for those working under them. These kinds of lights last a very long time, thus cutting down on the hassle and expense of buying replacements and installing them.
In addition, fluorescent lights are extremely energy-efficient. They can slash electricity use and utility bills. That's good for your budget as well as the environment. Although fluorescents do contain mercury, they are easy to recycle and accepted for recycling at many places.
This type of lighting has the reputation as the workhorse of the light bulb world. But fluorescents are also popular for home use, particularly in areas where chores are done, such as the kitchen.
In addition, they can give a cool, industrial retro look to any part of a residence where you install them. Tube-type and round fluorescent light bulbs require fixtures with ballasts to work. But newer compact fluorescent lights, aka CFLs, have built-in ballasts that allow them to be installed in traditional lighting fixtures.
At Destination Lighting, we carry a wide assortment of tube and round fluorescent light bulbs, providing you lots of options for whatever project you have in mind. When you shop here, you can find tubular fluorescent lamps in a variety of sizes ranging from T2 to T12.
The 'T' stands for tubular, while the number refers to the diameter. Divide the number you see after the T by 8 and you will get the diameter in inches. For example, a T8 fluorescent lamp is 8 divided by 8, or 1 inch in diameter.
You aren't limited to straight tubes with these fluorescents. Circular fluorescent lamps and U-shaped fluorescents are also available. These can add visual interest to fluorescents' many practical benefits.