There have been a number of improvements over the years on compact
fluorescent plug-in types, and one of those innovations has been the Sylvania Dulux
T/E/IN or triple tube
4 pin. It's what some people call a 4 tube compact fluorescent or
sometimes a triple tube compact fluorescent. The
lengths of the Sylvania Dulux T/E/IN lamps are such that they have an ideal position for light distribution
in recessed lighting. Sylvania
improved upon the size making them with a much higher wattage which resulted in the Dulux
T/E/IN triple tube
compact fluorescent. They look the same as their the Dulux T but these are
slightly different as they have 4 pins straight across at the base instead of 2 pins
diagonally set. The
design makes them a dimmable compact fluorescent when used with a dimming
electronic ballast. With some electronic ballasts, the dimming can go down
to 5% of full light output, giving the ultimate in lighting flexibility.
It's usually specified by an engineer or architect as part of a new building
installation where energy savings with a dimmable capability is desired. One of the other significant benefits of the Dulux
the integral end-of-life protection. This means that it will extinguish
itself at the end of usable life and not continue firing until overheating, so this past safety
problem has been solved by Sylvania engineers.
When it comes to
lighting up a home or office, triple tube compact fluorescent bulbs are now
being specified more often than other types of bulbs. When compared to incandescent lighting, these are longer lasting, using
much less energy making them a perfect choice for almost any type of lighting. As with all
fluorescent bulbs, they rely on ballasts inside of the fixtures or units to make
them work. The ballast is important because it is specific for each type of
lamp. You can't change from one type of fluorescent to another without changing
the ballast in most cases. On a rare occasion, there may be a ballast that is
made for several different types such as in the case of some commercial plug-in
Sylvania Dulux T/E/IN triple tube lamps. Most of the time, the ballast in the
lamp are matched electrically and so it's good to make sure theballast you have
is the right one for the lamp you choose. You'll find these available in
several wattages including 18, 26, 32, 42 and all the way up to 57 watts. The
57 watt is the highest wattage available today and this gives designers the
ability use these in high lighting applications, maintaining light levels.
The choices available have never been greater. As a replacement item, we
proudly stock all of these lamps in our Minnesota warehouse and you can get any
of them quickly!
With the advent of higher electrical costs, many businesses are looking for ways
to save energy with lighting. Obviously, Sylvania Dulux T/E/IN triple tube
compact fluorescent light bulbs are the perfect choice to replace higher wattage
incandescent flood lamps and save energy. This is more prevalent in commercial lighting than it is for residential,
as they are a larger user of electricity during the day or high demand times.
In most cases, the Sylvania Dulux T/E/IN has been used in architectural recessed downlighting or can
lighting where dimming must be used. This isn't a bulb you can retrofit,
it needs to be a part of a whole new fixture. For those of you attempting
to retrofit with a dimming compact fluorescent, one of our other dimming flood
lights would be a better choice for you. If you want the Dulux T/E/IN, then
you will need a specification grade recessed light fixture with the dimming
Remember that there are many types of Sylvania Dulux T/E/IN triple tube compact fluorescent light
bulbs, we describe some of the most common used in home and commercial lighting
here. Keep in mind that we also stock all the linear types of
fluorescent lamps used in commercial lighting. Whatever type you choose,
you will be saving energy while getting the most light you can for your money.
We have a large inventory of fluorescent bulbs for nearly every type of light
fixture in the field. If you need help identifying a bulb, our
customer service representatives can help you determine what you have.