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.
How does a deodorizing bulb work? The titanium dioxide coating on deordorizing CFLs create a photocatalytic reaction when exposed to the fluorescent light produced by the bulb. This reaction releases electrons (negatively charged particles), creating a positively charged hole in its place. This combination of positive and negative creates a strong oxidizer called the hydroxide radical, breaking down odors coming into contact with the positively charged hole.