The first look at CCFL
The cold-cathode fluorescent light (CCFL), developed by 58-year old Graeme Huon and distributed by MediaHub, could go a long way in redefining the lighting industry, particularly among the raft of energy saving applications on the market.
With a lifespan of 15,000 hours, the CCFL (shown here with national technical support manager John Cratchley) uses so-called ‘controlled plasma’ technology, which means it only uses 5W of power.
The technology uses a combination of three existing filament-free lights – neon, cathode and high-density discharge – along with a controller to regulate the way it works. They are small, dimmable, easy to retrofit with existing wiring, and will cost the end user approximately half of their current costs.