get to know cfl charlie
Now that you know all about his best friend LED Lucy, learn a bit about CFL Charlie!
What Makes CFL Bulbs Different?
CFL Bulbs are different from incadescent bulbs because they don't have a filament like regular bulbs. They work by putting an electric current through a mix of gases in a tube. When the electrical current goes through the gases, it creates a reaction that creates visible light.
Because they don't have to heat a piece of filament like a regular incadescent bulb, they use far less energy - 75% less than an incadescent! They also last much longer - an average of 9 years!
Always be safe when around CFL bulbs - if they break, get an adult! Also, even though it's cooler than an incadescent bulb, never touch the spirals or the lamp of a bulb!
Where in the world is CFL Charlie?
Find out here! Track CFL Charlie around the world and see if he's headed to your neck of the woods.
September 11 Buckeye Power Columbus, OH
September 14 Rock Energy Cooperatives Janesville, WI
September 14 Cumberland EMC Clarksville, TN
September 21 Cullman Electric Cooperative Cullman, AL
September 26 Cotton Electric Cooperative Walters, OK
September 28 Medina Electric Cooperative Hondo, TX
September 28 Choctawhatchee Electric DeFuniak Springs, FL
October 9 Jo-Carroll Energy Elizabeth, IL
October 11 Wood County Electric Quitman, TX
October 12 GreyStone Power Douglasville, GA
October 26 United Cooperative Services Burleson, TX