CFL Full Form is Compact Fluorescent Lamp. It is a lamp filled with a substance called Fluorescent. It is also called Compact Fluorescent Light, Energy – Saving Light and Compact Fluorescent Tube. CFL and Incandescent Light Bulb produces almost the same amount of light but CFL consumes far less power than an Incandescent Light Bulb. And its life is much higher than Incandescent Light Bulb.
Incandescent Light Bulb also produces more heat when light emits. CFL Reduces Heat . The price of CFL is very high but it saves more power than its price.
History Of CFL
It was first invented by Peter Cooper Hewitt in 1890. Due to the price of CFL being very high at that time, it was only used in Photographic Studio and Industries.
To reduce the length of the fluorescent light, it was made in Circular and U-shaped. The first fluorescent light bulb was launched among the general public in 1939.
Important Parts Of CFL
Circuit Board – This is the part of CFL where the components required to burn a CFL such as NPN power switch transistor, resistors and mini transformer is placed.
Tube – This is a glass tube filled with Phosphorus. Which takes energy from the Circuit Board and converts it into light.
Types of CFL
There are 8 types of CFLs which are named as follows
- Spiral CFL Bulbs
- Incandescent Shaped CFL Bulbs
- Globe CFLBulbs
- Tube CFL Bulbs
- Candle – Shaped CFL Bulbs
- Circular CFL Bulbs
- Post CFLBulbs
- Reflector CFLBulbs