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We are being sold on the idea of florescent lights saving money. Please consider that these bulbs use a much lower amount of power while they are on. Also, be aware that they will "burn" for a longer period (on average) than other illumination types (excluding LED lamps). HOWEVER, it is critical to your pocket book... to be aware of the following :
1. FLORESCENT lamps cost 5 to 10 times the price of an incandescent lamp.
2. ON-OFF cycles reduce the operating life dramatically (for example, a garage door opener that comes on/off several times a day and stays on for only a short period of time will NEVER result in a savings to you). Please use these lamps ONLY in fixtures that are left on for at least several hours each day.
3. The environmental impact of a florescent bulb is dramatically greater than any other lighting device.
4. The longivity claims of the bulb manufacturer are not worth the ink that those claims are made of. If you doubt this, ask the retailer if you can return the failed bulb if you get less than 5,000 hours of life (ha ha).
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