Introduction: How to Reuse a Dead Compact Fluorescent Lamp and Get Free Electronics
how to get free electronics out this dead "Compact fluorescent lamp" there is so many electronics in there
there is transistors , resistors , audio transformer , capacitors , diodes ... etc.
the target of this cool project is recycling dead "Compact fluorescent lamp" to get a free electronics to use it in other projects
to make some thing cool out of "Compact fluorescent lamp" .
A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube, is a fluorescent lamp designed to replace an incandescent lamp; some types fit into light fixtures formerly used for incandescent lamps. The lamps use a tube which is curved or folded to fit into the space of an incandescent bulb, and a compact electronic ballast in the base of the lamp.
Compared to general-service incandescent lamps giving the same amount of visible light, CFLs use one-fifth to one-third the electric power, and last eight to fifteen times longer. A CFL has a higher purchase price than an incandescent lamp, but can save over five times its purchase price in electricity costs over the lamp's lifetime.
Like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs contain mercury, which complicates their disposal. In many countries, governments have established recycling schemes for CFLs and glass generally.
CFLs radiate a spectral power distribution that is different from that of incandescent lamps. Improved phosphor formulations have improved the perceived colour of the light emitted by CFLs, such that some sources rate the best "soft white" CFLs as subjectively similar in colour to standard incandescent lamps.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
a dead compact fluorescent lamp
a screw driver
a solder iron
Step 2: Open the Dead Compact Fluorescent Lamp
Try to Open The Dead Compact Fluorescent Lamp with the screw driver and move the glass tube and throw it we don't need it any more and remove this plastic part or break it and you will see the PCB and your FREE ELECTRONICS.
Step 3: Take the PCB Out and Desolder It
cut the wires to remove the PCB and look for the electronics that you need and desolder it with the solder iron and take it out and you are Done!