How Do Fluorescent Lights Work?

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Fluorescent lights work in a sequential process. When a voltage is applied to the circuit, the starter allows current to flow through the electrodes of the tube. The current causes the starter's contacts to heat up and open, thus interrupting the flow of current. This causes an increase in voltage in the inductor causing the tube to light.
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How Do Fluorescent Lights Work?
Fluorescent lighting has been used in large commercial buildings for years because even though the start-up cost is more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, the operating cost is considerably lower. New advances in fluorescent technology have... More »
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Fluorescent lights work by using a phosphorus coated glass tube that interacts with the gasses that are forced inside. These gasses are called argon. A drop of mercury is also used. You can find more info at: www.wisegeek.com
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