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Glossary

EN compact fluorescent lamp
CFL  
a discharge lamp of the low pressure mercury type in which most of the light is emitted by one or several layers of phosphors excited by the ultraviolet radiation from the discharge, typically self-ballasted with a tube that is wound in a spiral or arched shape to make it “compact” as opposed to linear fluorescent lamps

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62257-9-5, ed. 2.0 (2013-04) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.32

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