Circular fluorescent bulbs are available in a range of sizes and different numbers of watts and it does mean that they can be quite an adaptable light bulb and used in various situations. Knowing more about the range that is available does make sense in order to make selecting the right one that bit easier for you and this does mean that the information that follows may prove to be rather useful.
First, these bulbs do offer you a couple of different shades of light to choose from with the most common being warm white, cool white, and daylight. Clearly this does make a slight difference in the light that is emitted from them and it is important to think about where the bulb is going to determine the one that is going to be most suitable.
Next, these bulbs do offer a higher number of watts than other bulbs out there on the market and there are several for you to choose from. These wattage levels tend to range from 22W at the low end up to 60W at the higher end with the other common ones being 32W and 40W. This is of course lower than older models where 100W was not unknown, but the technology in the newer models is certainly far superior resulting in a lower number of watts being required to produce the same amount of light as the old 100W version.
Apart from those two areas, you must also think about the dimensions as they do also vary depending upon the bulb that you go ahead and purchase. In general, the 22W version is going to have a diameter of 210mm whereas the 40W and 60W versions are larger with an average diameter in the region of 400mm. Clearly this is important as it does have an impact on the one that you need to buy as they do require a different connection to hold them in place.
Finally, it is worth just mentioning where these types of bulbs are mainly used and the first thing to know is that there are some lamps that are specifically designed for these types of bulbs and the same can be said for light fixtures that are fitted into the ceiling. These fixtures are mainly those that tend to sit quite flush to the wall in the bathroom or kitchen since a normal light bulb would simply sit out too far leading to these circular bulbs as they offer the same light, but can safely be housed within the cover without it protruding too far. Alternatively, some outdoor lights that are designed to be near the door rather than as a security measure may also use them and this is also due to them tending to be quite flush against the wall.
Circular fluorescent bulbs are, therefore, available in a range of watts and offer several different shades of light for you to choose from in order to help you get the perfect bulb for whatever your needs may be. They are certainly far more efficient compared to older models and you can expect to get thousands of hours of light from them before they need replaced offering you real value for money on a bulb that is not too expensive to purchase in the first place.
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