Are compact fluorescent bulbs still available?

There are still manufacturers producing CFLs, and there are still plenty of options for sale on our website. However, you will likely see a gradual phase out of CFL products.

What are the small fluorescent bulbs called?

T5s are fluorescent tubes that are 5/8 of an inch in diameter. These are the newest development in the fluorescent family. Although they are the smallest, they are the most energy efficient and brightest.

What is the smallest fluorescent tube?

The smallest fluorescent tube is the T2 and it has a length of between 250mm and 760mm. The next longest tube is the T4, with a total length of anywhere between 150mm and 1,500mm. This is followed by the T5, with a length of between 340mm and 1,800mm. The length of the T8 tube may be anywhere from 600mm up to 2,400mm.

Why are fluorescent bulbs being phased out?

According to the study: Rapidly phasing out most fluorescent lighting would prevent lamps containing 16,000 pounds of mercury from being sold and installed through 2050, reducing a substantial source of mercury pollution in our air and soil.

How do I know what size fluorescent light I have?

First, you will need the diameter or how wide it is around. This is expressed as a number such as T8 or T12. The “T” stands for tubular, and the number is a measurement of the diameter in 1/8″ increments. So a bulb with a 1″ diameter would be a T8—eight 1/8″ increments.

What is T5 and T8 light?

The “T” refers to “tubular,” which is the shape of the bulb, while the number represents a fraction in eighths of an inch. This means a T5 bulb is tubular and is 5/8″ in diameter, while a T8 bulb is also tubular and is 8/8″ (meaning 1″) in diameter.

Can I replace 4-pin CFL with LED?

If the existing CFL ballast is compatible, these LED lamps offer a simple direct replacement into the original socket. No wiring is required. The existing ballast will operate the new LED lamp. The rated life of LED 4-pin replacement lamps ranges from 35,000 to 50,000 hours.

Are fluorescent lights becoming obsolete?

The Ecodesign Regulation set a schedule to eliminate integrally-ballasted compact fluorescent (CFLi) and T12 linear fluorescent (LFL) lamps in September 2021, and most T8 LFLs in September 2023.