Sylvania Mini-Lynx Fast Start CFL Light Bulbs

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In this video, we're going to be taking a look at Sylvania Mini-Lynx Fast Start energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs.

As you may know, compact fluorescent is a technology developed a few years ago to be the 'energy saving' lightbulb for the masses. Basically constructed from a normal fluorescent tube, bent and twisted into a shape suitable for a light fitting that would ordinarily take an incandescent bulb. First attempts worked well enough but were slow to reach full light output and they just didn't last as long as they were supposed to.

Sylvania have taken great steps to make their Mini-Lynx fast start bulbs exactly that, Fast Start, and are justifiably proud of the results.

Let's take a look at them:

Sylvania Mini-Lynx fast start energy saving CFLs come in 11w, 15w, and 20w versions, with BC or ES cap fittings. These bulbs produce 600, 900, and 1200 lumens respectively, equivalent to a 50, 70 and 86 watt incandescent bulb. As you'll notice, the different wattages mean different lengths of bulb, so may not be suitable for all light fittings.

Let's compare an 15w Mini-Lynx with a competitor's 15w energy saver CFL, we'll call them brand X.

As you can see, the Mini-Lynx turns on very quickly, while the brand X bulb takes a little longer. The brand X bulb also takes longer to reach full light output.

With the ever changing world of LED taking charge as the top energy saving technology, compact fluorescent bulbs have almost been left in its wake. But with Sylvania's Mini-Lynx range, CFL is still a perfectly usable and energy efficient alternative to incandescent bulbs, still providing an 80% saving on your electricity bill. Perfect for commercial environments, developers or landlords when the outlay for LED is just not feasible, at such a low price, these CFL bulbs are a great energy saving alternative.

So there you go, energy saving compact fluorescent bulbs from Sylvania. The Mini-Lynx Fast Start range of bulbs is available now from so much for watching, see you again next time.