Definitions for "Compact fluorescent lamp"
A family of single-ended fluorescent discharge light sources with small-diameter [16-millimeter (5/8-inch) or less] tubes.
A generic name used for a whole family of small, single-ended fluorescent lamps with a folded, bridged, or spiral glass tube design and with high color rendering (cri80) and a long life (8,000 hours).
A small fluorescent lamp that is often used as an alternative to incandescent GLS lamps. The lamp life is 4 to 10 times longer than incandescent lamps, and is some 3-5 times more efficient. Known generally as CFL lamps, and available in many versions. All require a ballast, which may be integral with the lamp or separate with a bayonet cap (BC) or Edison screw (ES) base.