Fluorescent lamps are considered more efficient than incandescent lamps, which losses most of the electricity into the heating process and illuminates the room, not in a very good manner. Fluorescent lamps have various sizes, shapes, lengths that can confuse the buyers to choose one as per their requirement. This buying guide will help both professional and ordinary people in selecting the best fluorescent lamp.
The voltage and wattage
Before buying any bulbs, the basic thing is to look for the amount of wattage of electricity it will require to light up the specific area. The particular area where they are going to be placed if larger may require quite several lamps rather than the tight spaces where one lamp will serve the purpose. The fluorescent lights can take a low wattage of 5 or a high of 22 watts. The voltage can go to 24 as well. The buyers should not worry as these are energy-saving lamps which will not give huge electricity bills.
The number of pins
The lamps have to be placed inside a holder that will serve as its energy source in both tube shape and bulb shape and make the room lighted after the switch has been turned. The fluorescent lamps can either have a four-pin base or a two-pin base. A buyer has to look at their holders perfectly well and measure them as well to find out the exact size of lamps that will fit in that area. If the bulb holder can accommodate two pins, then a fluorescent lamp with the same holes must be preferred for optimum lighting in the desired location.
The UV rays
The fluorescent lamps emit ultraviolet light, which can be really harmful to the eyes and skin, so it is always suggested to take perfect precautions while installing them. The massive spaces where no one frequently visits, like storage areas or warehouses, use these lamps a lot to enlighten the room with yellow or white light and kill germs. The fluorescent lamps are instilled with germinal UV lights that can kill the nanoparticles that are not visible to the normal humans’ eyes be really harmful to a person’s health.
The number of hours
The various other varieties of bulbs that exist in the market have their own life of working but can be fused if they encounter fluctuations. The fluorescent lamps also come with lightning speed up to 10,000 hours before it gets out of the league and needs replacement. Their diameter and shape also differ, and people also have to look for their compatibility with other holders. The shape can be t5, t6, etc., and many of them only work with specific brands. So, before choosing fluorescent lamps, their pros and cons should be measured accurately.
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