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References 13I. IntroductionThe target of the paper is to find out the various innovations and contribution made in gaining popularity of CFLs worldwide. As the paper develops the development of compact fluorescents lamps CFL are further discussed. Contributions made by Mr. Yan and his halogen factory too are matter of discussion. The highly CFLs have got a lifespan of 6,000 and 15,000 hours. The lifetime of any lamp depends on many factors. operating voltage, manufacturing defects, exposure to voltage spikes, mechanical shock, frequency of cycling on and off and ambient operating temperature.

It is a fact that the life of a CFL will get significantly shorter if it is only turned on for a few minutes at a time. 5-minute on/off cycle the lifespan of a CFL can be up to 85% shorter, as a result its lifespan might get reduced to that of an incandescent lamp. The shift from halogen to CFL by Mr. Yan amidst heavy competition is too a part of the whole discussion. The objective is to emphasis the environmental supporting elements of this product and the various reasons to make them a part of life.

There is also the background study of TCP and the innovative process as are adopted by the company. There is also the discussion regarding the use of CFLs. Eventually the paper concludes with some affirmative ideas. II. about on the companyEd Hammer, now a consultant to TCP Inc. , once commented very correctly about Mr. Yan. Mr. Yan has ‘quickly understood that the spiral bulbs would emit more light than linear bulbs. Indeed with all contribution ans comprehensiveness of Mr. Ellis Yan, TCP is the counted as the largest maker of CFLs sold in the U. S.

Initially, Yan was into the production of Halogen lamps that is back in 1986. But soon in 1994, halogen lamps started facing heavy competition to the fluorescent lights, and as aresult Yan shifted his business from Halogen lights to the Production of CFLs. The business started in Shanghai with just four factories. The total output was more than one million compact-fluorescent bulbs a day. It was 2000 when Mr. Yan was among dozens of prospective suppliers demonstrating products to Home Depot.

After a year, Home Depot became TCP's largest customer and resulted as a jackpot to the company. The actual business ground was US. Soon CFLs started occupying the position of incandescent bulbs. In the year 2006 about 200 million CFLs were sold in the U. S.alone, as compared to the incandescent-bulb of about 1.5 billion. Mr. YanTCP makes 70% of the CFLs sold in the U. S. Mike Deneen, a senior analyst with market researcher Freedonia Group Inc. , Cleveland, by the year in 2011, the wholesale sales of CFLs ‘will jump to $1.55 billion’. III.

information on the innovationCompact fluorescents 75% energy than incandescent bulbsare considered likely initial replacement for most home uses. , are produced with the facility for both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) input in the households. CFLs Direct Current are in recreational vehicles and off-the-grid housing. used with car batteries, small solar panels and wind generators, to replace kerosene lanterns. the amount of heat or infrared radiation, emitted by a halogen in comparison to compact fluorescent light bulbs is high.

Both incandescent and halogen bulbs create light heat, about 90% of the energy they emit.

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