Nearly everyone has seen a fluorescent lamp before, and most people have the lamps in the home, or at least in the office where they are working. The lamps are quite interesting in the manner in which they work too. They utilize electricity to activate mercury vapor in the lamps, which is what becomes luminous and actually gives off the light. The lights are going to be able to put off quite a bit of light, and they are able to do so without needing to draw as much power as their incandescent counterparts, which is quite a benefit when it comes to the cost of using the lamps. This is one of the primary reasons that you will see the lights uses in so many schools and businesses today.