Lamps

The chart below gives the general comparison of fluorescent lamps to the incandescent lamps listed on the left. Please note the chart does not list the approximate annual energy savings for fluorescent or the lamp replacement costs. Consult your local utility for the cost per watt to determine energy savings.

INCANDESCENT
Lamp Type Lamp Life Lamp Lumens
APPROXIMATE FLUORESCENT LAMP EQUIVALENTS
Lamp Type Lamp Life Lamp Lumens
  • 150W A21
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  • 750 hrs
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  • 2,850
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  • (3) 13W Twin Tube
  • 40W Twin Tube
  • 40W T12 Straight Tube
  • 32W T8 Straight Tube
  • 10,000 hrs
  • 20,000 hrs
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 20,000 hrs
  • 2,700
  • 3,150
  • 3,150
     
  • 2,800
  • 3) 100W A19
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  • 750 hrs
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  • 4,800
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  • (2) 40W T12 U-Bend
  • (2) 32W T8 Straight Tube
  • (2) 40W T12 Straight Tube
  • (2) 28W T5 Straight Tube
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 5,520
  • 5,600
     
  • 6,300
     
  • 5,800
     
  • 2) 100W A19
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  • 750 hrs
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  • 3,200
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  • 32/40W Circline
  • (2) 21W T5 Straight Tube
  • (2) 26W Quad Tube
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 20,000 hrs
  • 4,300
  • 4,200
     
  • 4,200
  • 100W A19
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  • 750 hrs
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  • 1,600
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  • (2) 13W Twin Tube
  • (2) 22W Circline
  • 32W Circline
  • 30W T12 Straight Tube
  • 10,000 hrs
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 1,800
  • 2,100
  • 1,800
  • 4,200
     
  • (2) 75W A19
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  • 750 hrs
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  • 1,220
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  • 32W Circline
  • (2) 20W T12 Straight Tube
  • (2) 14W T5 Straight Lamp
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 9,000 hrs
     
  • 20,000 hrs
     
  • 1,800
  • 2,400
     
  • 2,700
     
  • 75W A19
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  • 750 hrs
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  • 1,200
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  • 22W Circline
  • 20W T12 Straight Tube
  • (2) 9W Twin Tube
  • 17W T8 Straight Tube
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 9,000 hrs
     
  • 10,000 hrs
  • 20,000 hrs
  • 1,050
  • 1,200
     
  • 900
  • 1,325
  • 60W A19
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  • 1,000 hrs
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  • 890
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  • (2) 7W Twin Tube
  • 20W Circline
  • 13W Twin Tube
  • 13W T5 Straight Tube
  • 10,000 hrs
  • 12,000 hrs
  • 10,000 hrs
  • 7,500 hrs
  • 800
  • 1,050
  • 900
  • 820
  • 40W A19
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  • 1,000 hrs
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  • 495
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  • 8W T5 Straight Tube
  • 7W Twin Tube
  • 9W Twin Tube
  • 7,500 hrs
  • 10,00 hrs
  • 10,00 hrs
  • 400
  • 400
  • 600

Note: Fluorescent lamps experience starting problems when ambient temperature is below 60F. The chart is for general comparison only. Light output shown is initial lumens as published by North American Phillips. Ballast factors are not considered.