Energy Saving Golf Ball Bulbs
Energy-saving golf ball bulbs are designed as retrofitting replacements for incandescent golf balls. They cost much less to run, and are used as a smaller alternative to the classic GLS bulb in compact luminaires and decorative pendants. Golf balls are available with the same choice of screw or bayonet caps you’ll find on GLS bulbs.
Also under the golf ball category you’ll frequently find globes. These are larger, spherical bulbs that are primarily designed for open luminaires. They’re normally finished with an opal glass to diffuse light and prevent glare.
Ping-Pong bulbs are a series of exceptionally small low-energy CFL golf balls, designed by Megaman to specifically rival incandescent golf balls for their compact size.
Energy-saving golf balls, also known as low-energy golf balls, consist of a small Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) enclosed in golf-ball shaped glass. Other technologies used to manufacture this retrofit bulb include energy-saving halogen and LED.
An energy-saving CFL golfball is at least 80% more energy-efficient than an incandescent original, and around 75% more efficient than energy-saving halogen. Fluorescent energy-saving golf balls fall behind LEDs for energy-efficiency by up to 50%, though any comparison between the two technologies varies considerably between products.
Although the price of LED lighting is expected to eventually fall, low-energy CFLs generally require less up-front investment than LED equivalents. Despite LED being a superior technology in many respects, the CFL energy-saving golfball offers a worthwhile, economical alternative.