It’s impossible to ignore the quantum leaps in lamp and fixture technology. For your customers’ sake, you shouldn’t. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) are not new to the market, but continue to be refined.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps, and the standards go into effect Jan. 26, 2018. The new rules are likely to primarily affect availability of standard 4-foot, 32-watt (W) T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8 lamps.