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Old 11-01-2006, 03:00 PM   #11
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When the CF bulbs claim to put out the equivelant of 100 watts, they are being compared to incadescent bulbs. The reason that they look so good in comparison is that incadescent bulbs put out mostly heat with a little bit of light with that amount of watts. The Watts Per Gallon "Rule" was written with NO Flourescents as a base and NOT incadescents, so comparing CF bulbs to incadescents is meaningless.
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Ah i c, so the actual wattage on the bulb is what you get.... The 100 watts mean nothing... its the 24 or whatever the actual use of the bulb is that counts.

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wattage is the amount of energy it uses. The key here is that they are more efficient in producing light from a given watt, than a regular incandescent bulb.
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