Advantages of Fluorescent Lighting

Regency Technologies supplies a variety of eco-friendly commercial lighting products to businesses seeking energy efficiency and savings. One of the most popular forms of energy-efficient lighting is fluorescent or CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) lighting. Traditional incandescent bulbs produce light by heating an inner metal filament with electrical currents. CFLs, on the other hand, use fluorescent gas to create ultraviolet light, which is then converted to visible light by a special coating on the surface of the bulb.

This alternative method of light production makes CFLs considerably more energy efficient than traditional incandescent lighting. This is because 90% of the energy used to power an incandescent bulb is converted to heat rather than light, compared to only 30% for CFLs. CFL bulbs emit less heat, unlike incandescent bulbs, which become very hot when used for long periods. This makes CFLs particularly efficient in warm climates because, not only do they require less energy to run, they also reduce workloads on air conditioners.

Regency Technologies offers fluorescent bulbs and energy consulting services for customers looking to run more energy-efficient and eco-friendly businesses.

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Advances in Compact Fluorescents Offer Unprecedented Savings

Experienced in the newest green lighting techniques, Regency Technologies helps companies and individuals to lower their energy bills, while reducing their impact on the environment. Regency Technologies is particularly eager to help clients leverage advances in compact fluorescent light bulbs and develop personalized energy strategies that can save money and energy.

Unlike incandescent bulbs, which waste as much as 90 percent of the energy they use by turning it into heat, compact fluorescent technology takes advantage of chemical reactions to create clear, consistent light, while using far fewer natural resources. The US government’s Energy Star program calculates that compact fluorescents produce 75 percent less heat than incandescent, while simultaneously consuming 75 percent less energy. Further, the bulbs last up to ten times longer than their filament-based predecessors.

As lighting accounts for approximately one fifth of a typical household’s budget, this giant leap in efficiency can make a real impact on a family’s bottom line. In fact, a single compact fluorescent bulb will save its owner an average of $30 over the course of its life, and help them lessen their impact on the environment.