Benefits of Compact Fluorescent Bulb:
Its life! 10 to 20,000 hours (5 years when used three hours a day). This is the great replacement for the incandescent bulb, the main reason;
Contrary to popular belief, it can have very different shapes (not just the spiral shape).
Its diffuse brightness avoid glare.
It emits up to 75% less heat than incandescent bulbs, to the same degree of brightness.
An analysis of the life cycle (overall environmental impact of a product) conducted by the Inter university Research Centre for Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services (CIRAIG) for Hydro Distribution is in favor of compact fluorescent lamp versus the lamp Incandescent.