Why use compact fluorescent light bulbs? Compact fluorescent light bulbs require approximately one-fourth to one-third of the electricity needed by an incandescent light bulb to produce the same amount of light. Using less electricity will result in lower electricity costs and reduce the environmental impact associated with the production of electricity.
Amber light bulbs, when used in conjunction with brighter white light bulbs some distance away, are less likely to attract flying insects than whiter lights. Pink bulbs are sometimes used in applications in which it is beneficial to make objects or people in the room seem slightly more rosy.