Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 23 - Think and Explain: 76

Answer

Compact fluorescent lamps are more efficient than incandescent lamps (the kind with a glowing filament) because more of the energy they use is transformed to visible light, and less goes to heating up the surroundings.

Work Step by Step

This is stated on page 441.
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