Information and applications of a CFL bulb

The CFL according to, your online horticultural adviser. presents you through its vast online catalog, a large choice of CFL, in its department Horticultural lamp and the sub-category Eco Lighting CFL / Neon.

What is a CFL bulb ?


The name CFL means Compact Fluorescent Lamps. Also called energy saving lamps or eco lamps, CFLs offer an efficient and energy saving horticultural spectrum.

CFLs are horticultural lamps that are recommended for plant growth, for managing seedlings, cuttings, mother plants, and for flowering, in certain configurations.

For example, in spaces of limited size or where the total budget allocated to indoor growing is limited and therefore requires to limit the investments made, including climatic management, CFL show all their interests.

On, CFL are available in many powers: 23 W, 65 W, 125 W, 200 W, 250 W and 300 W.

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As CFL or eco lamps, distributed by Advanced Star superPlant, CIS Products, Sylvania..

Advanced Star CIS Products Superplant Sylvania

What are the major technical advantages brought by CFL, according to

If the objective of the modern grower is to reduce power consumption, CFLs are an excellenthorticultural lighting technology with interesting covering powers.

On average, CFLs consume 30% less power than the light output actually delivered to the plants.

Thus, CFLs are a good alternative to the installation of HPS or MH lamp kits, which consume a lot of energy.

Unlike HPS or MH lamp kits, CFLs do not require any external ballast.

All the technical part of the CFL is in its base, where a E40 base is located in most of the models (from 65 W and higher), or a E27 base for low CFL intensities (for CFL 23 W).

The CFL then lead to an installation and maintenance, less restrictive and more reassuring.

In this sense, offers a range of CFL reflectors, distributed by CIS Products, already equipped with their power cable, with a socket E40 and specifically developed to accommodate CFL bulbs.

Some of these same reflectors have a reinforced structure in order to properly accommodate large CFL lamps (over 200 W).

What are the horticultural specificities brought by CFL?

In fact, the CFL bring a totally effective spectrum on the photosynthesis of the plants, qualified of 100 % P.A.R .(Photosynthetic Activ Radiations).

Measured in degrees Kelvin (K), the color temperatures of the CFL are declined in various spectrums:
- calibrated particularly for the growth(6.400 K and 6.500 K),
- calibrated particularly for the blooming(2.100 K and 2.700 K)
- and the mixed ones which assure the two stages of culture, represented by the models Duals (6.400 K and 2.100 K) and the Purples(25.000 K).

In addition to being low energy consuming, CFLs offer a better control of the climate insofar as the heat they give off remains very measured and therefore limits the phenomenon of evapo-transpiration, suffered by plants exposed to horticultural light flows.

Note that this process accelerates above 27°C...

Finally, the technology of CFL lamps is an excellent option, low in energy consumption and low in purchase cost, allowing to make a functional indoor culture, while controlling its budget.

Generating little heat, the CFL allow a climatic management less expensive and less noisy insofar as the extractors, the air introducers and the fans to be installed show themselves consequently, not very fast and cheap., your online horticultural consultant.