Sometimes there is a product which meets several needs all at once and does
so with benefits for years to come. This fluorescent is that type
of product, as it has attributes that make it easy to use. Nothing has been more exciting in the area of
than the higher wattages that are now available. It only makes sense
that people would want more light in a compact fluorescent, as they used to have
to sacrifice in the past. In fact, it was always about getting by with
less and that meant less illumination.
Now all that has changed with these great lamps. The
TCP 42 watt compact fluorescent light bulbs are different from other higher
wattage lamps as the size, though larger than low wattage units, is probably the
smallest source for this light output. These are really very compact with
a spiral twist shape that allows for it to be used in shorter applications or
even in many table lamps for reading. Fluorescent
depend on a certain length of tubing which will create the light by the
phosphors that are on the inside. TCP made this 42 watt lamp to fit in
many places in order to replace a 150 watt incandescent bulb. TCP has been
a market leader in compact fluorescent lighting technology and has innovated in
areas that the traditional larger manufacturers haven't.
As with all fluorescent bulbs, they rely on ballasts inside of the fixtures
or units to make them work. Most of the time
though the ballast in the lamp
are matched electrically and so it's good to make sure the ballast you have is
the right one for the lamp you choose. In fact, these TCP 42 watt compact
fluorescents have the ballast as an integral part of the unit. You can't
change the ballast, when the light goes out you will need to change the unit. That may change in the
future but for right now the ballast the lamp or mated together and you have no
choice because they are one complete unit. This
is good for home users because you don't have to determine what's gone bad
when it finally does get to the end of its life, you simply replace it with a
complete new bulb. We have these with the standard medium base and we even have
one with a mogul base which is the oversize base which is often used in
industrial applications, but some really old lamps in homes have them as well.
These bulbs come in a four colors including the more desirable full
spectrum light in two variations. The full spectrum has special phosphors that give it a
similar color to daylight or natural sunshine. It produces light the way
our eyes naturally use it, giving better visual acuity and reducing problems
like eyestrain. But fluorescents can come in many other colors as well and
are identified by their Kelvin temperature. By definition, virtually all are
full spectrum in that they contain some of all colors in their spectral range.
However, the term full spectrum is primarily used when referring to those lamps
that fall into the white to blue/white color temperature range. Color
temperature is measured by a term called Kelvin.
So if you like something that's going to
emphasize natural colors or things like wood, the 2700K color is something most
people choose. If you're trying to match up lighting in an office, then
the 4100K will most often do that making things look clean and efficient.
If, on the other hand you want to get the look of full spectrum daylight, then
either the 5100K or the 6500K color would be best for you. For most people, this will be
satisfactory for most of the applications that you might run into.
Remember that there are many types of TCP 42 watt 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 larger or linear types of fluorescent lamps used in
commercial lighting as well. Whatever type you choose or have, 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.