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Fluorescent light bulbs, while not as efficient as LEDs, offer some advantages over incandescent bulbs. They last several times longer than incandescent bulbs. This translates to fewer bulb replacements and lower maintenance costs. Fluorescent lights are significantly more energy-efficient than incandescents. They use around 75% less energy to produce the same amount of light, resulting in substantial energy cost savings over incandescent light bulbs.

Fluorescent light bulbs like CFLs, linear tubes, and circline lamps do have some drawbacks. They contain mercury, which requires special handling and disposal at the end of their lifespan. They also take time to reach full brightness when turned on and may flicker if frequently switched on and off. LED light bulbs address these shortcomings.

While fluorescent bulbs were a significant improvement over incandescent bulbs in terms of energy savings, LED technology surpasses them in most aspects. LED bulbs boast exceptional energy efficiency, often using up to 80% less energy than fluorescents to achieve the same level of brightness. This translates to even greater cost savings on your electricity bill and a minimized environmental footprint.

LED lighting outshines fluorescents in lifespan and functionality. LEDs last considerably longer, reaching up to 50,000 hours compared to 10,000 hours on average for fluorescent light bulbs. LEDs also eliminate the annoyance of waiting for bulbs to reach full brightness and can be switched on and off frequently without any drawbacks. This makes them ideal for areas with frequent use or motion-sensor lighting.

Unless your application has a specific reason for the use of fluorescent lamps, you should be looking for LED light bulbs that will work in your space.