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    provide / deliver / produce the light

    - This CFL bulb provides the light of a traditional 60W light bulb.
    - This CFL bulb delivers the light of a traditional 60W light bulb.
    - This CFL bulb produces the light of a traditional 60W light bulb.


    Are these sentences grammatically correct?

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    Re: provide / deliver / produce the light

    Yes

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    Re: provide / deliver / produce the light

    Do they all sound natural to you? Do you add "equivalent" after the "light"?

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    Re: provide / deliver / produce the light

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    - This CFL bulb provides the light of a traditional 60W light bulb.
    - This CFL bulb delivers the light of a traditional 60W light bulb.
    - This CFL bulb produces the light of a traditional 60W light bulb.


    Are these sentences grammatically correct?
    I think 2 and 3 sound fine. 1 sounds a little unnatural, only because I wouldn't use "provide" in this context.

    If you want to use "equivalent" then I would say:

    This CFL bulb produces [an amount of] light equivalent to a traditional 60W bulb.

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    Re: provide / deliver / produce the light

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This CFL bulb produces [an amount of] light equivalent to a traditional 60W bulb.
    Would it be okay to say "conventional" instead of traditional? (I see no problem with the "traditional," though.)

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    Re: provide / deliver / produce the light

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think 2 and 3 sound fine. 1 sounds a little unnatural, only because I wouldn't use "provide" in this context.

    If you want to use "equivalent" then I would say:

    This CFL bulb produces [an amount of] light equivalent to a traditional 60W bulb.

    What about this? : This CFL bulb gives out an amount of light quivalent to a traditional 60W bulb.

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    Re: provide / deliver / produce the light

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    What about this? : This CFL bulb gives out an amount of light equivalent to a traditional 60W bulb.
    "Gives out", "emits", "produces" are all fine.

    And yes, "conventional" would be understood at the moment to mean the old-style. In a few years though, the "new" energy-efficient ones will probably be referred to as conventional.

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