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Old 06-17-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question Incandescent VS Fluorescent

Does anybody know which is more energy efficient?
12v fluorescent or 12 v incandescent lights?
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12v fluorescents are far more efficient. A standard incandescent converts roughly 3% of the electric energy into light. Halogens bump that up to 5% or so. Fluorescents will get up into the 10% range.

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Thanks Mark!

Thats kinda what I figured, why else would the fluorescent be more than twice the price of incandescent.
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Thanks Mark!

Thats kinda what I figured, why else would the fluorescent be more than twice the price of incandescent.
They are also cooler temperature-wise, as well as allowing your battery to last longer while boondocking.
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