Earlier this week, I wrote a couple of posts describing the features of cold cathode fluorescent light bulbs. CCFLs are not new to the lighting world, but their technology has improved significantly over the past few years, and they are an excellent option for energy-efficient lighting. We have been adding over 20 different models of CCFLs to pegasuslighting.com, so this week has been a “CCFL debut” on the blog.
To read about the basic technology that differentiates CCFLs from standard CFLs and other light bulbs, catch up with this post.
In short, CCFLs are extremely durable in design, which gives them very unique dimming capabilities. Fluorescent lighting typically does not perform well with dimming. However, CCFLs can be dimmed down to 5% of their light output without diminishing lifetime.