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Read About 3 Way Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb

The 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb is very efficient at keeping your fish tanks well lit.

What is a 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb?

A 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb is a light bulb that is used to light up all different kinds of fish tanks. Many fish tank and aquarium owners opt to use these light bulbs because they use about ¼ of the energy other light bulbs use and they last much, much longer. In fact, the 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb usually lasts up to 15 times as long as other light bulbs.

What’s so great about them?

The 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb is the light bulb of the future. This light bulb was designed to conserve energy and as a result, uses about 67 percent less energy than other light bulbs. Unlike some newer light bulbs, the 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb fits perfectly into standard light sockets. They also fit well into the top of a fish tank or aquarium.

Some fish tank owners choose to use incandescent light bulbs, but when compared to the 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb, the incandescent light bulb doesn’t seem so bright because it uses more wattage than the 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb. The 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb also lasts about 16 times longer than an incandescent light bulb.

Though the 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb saves a lot of energy, it is not protected from power surges and may go out if a power surge occurs. So, if you use the 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb to light your fish tank make sure that you have a back up light in the event that a power surge occurs.

Why do I need this kind of light bulb?

If you don’t want to get a 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb for you fish tank you don’t have to, but keep in mind that you’re going to have to get some kind of light for the tank. Since you have to get a light source for the tank, you may as well get one that lasts for a long time and goes easy on the environment.

The 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb lightens your tank, which is something that the fish appreciate. Fish need light as do the plants that are in your fish tank.

Where do I get a 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb?

Your local hardware store should have many different kinds of 3 way compact fluorescent light bulbs. The 3 way compact fluorescent light bulb is growing in popularity and is usually in stock at hardware and home improvement stores.