Versus Fluorescent

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The following are some of the inherent characteristics of traditional florescent lighting (seen above):

  • Lumen output greatly depreciates over lifetime.
  • Rated life average 10,000 hours.
  • Bulbs extremely fragile and will shatter if shocked.
  • Contains toxic materials (phosphorous and mercury).
  • Can flicker and cause disturbances to surroundings.
  • High frequency disrupts CCTV images.
  • Not dimmable.
  • Largest fixtures limited to only 100 watts.
  • Regular switching on and off (cycling) significantly diminishes lifetime.
  • Has a greater impact on the environment to produce and dispose.
  • Limited to cooler (white and blue) colour temperatures.