Appleton's V-51 PL, an enclosed and gasketed compact fluorescent lighting fixture, is energy efficient and has enhanced protection against damaging moisture, dirt and corrosive elements, including those in hazardous locations. It has an epoxy powder coating; a neoprene rubber ring in the neck of the reflector that absorbs vibrations; a rugged aluminum guard that permits re-lamping without the use of tools; and an energy-efficient copper-wound ballast.