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How do compact fluorescent light globes work?

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Answered 2014-11-20 03:33:21

Compact fluorescent light globes contain argon and Mercury vapor inside their tubes. There is also an integrated ballast that causes an electric current to pass through these vapors, which, in turn, produces light.

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