There is one manufacturer that has been more responsible for the development
of functional compact fluorescent lighting today and that is TCP.
Although many people may not have heard of TCP light bulbs, they have had more
innovations in twist compact fluorescent than any other brand. One of the
best lamps they carry are the twist variety, they have longer life than almost
any other brand. They also have a greater array of colors that can better match
what you may have in an office building or in your home. What is it about
TCP that makes them such a great choice for you? One of the
reasons is that they have great warranties and quality control, so you can be
sure what you buy is going to be something that you will use for years to come.
The second is the constant innovation which has brought about higher wattages
and the wide variety of colors including full spectrum lights which many people
like. The TCP brand is well known throughout the commercial lighting
industry as the standard for many types of energy saving bulbs. In fact,
these bulbs are Energy Star compliant and there are many utilities which will
issue rebates when you buy TCP.
TCP light bulbs have everything from the standard compact to dimmable compact
fluorescent and many people have been concerned about the kind of like that they're working
under. That's why so many people are turning to what is
called full spectrum lighting.
The term full spectrum is most often used when referring to fluorescents that
simulate natural outdoor light. By definition, virtually all fluorescent TCP bulbs are full spectrum in that they contain some of all colors in their
spectral range. Full spectrum fluorescents are a great option to get
better natural lighting, and are far more effective than the incandescent
temperature is measured by a term called Kelvin. The 3000 Kelvin would be a warm
tone color, 5000 Kelvin would be a white color and 6500 Kelvin would be a
blue/white color. Most of the full spectrum TCP light bulbs use a slightly blue
phosphor coating. There are also TCP flood lights, outdoor and
dimmable types that are used for specific lighting applications. Most of what we stock is in the
TCP 5000K full spectrum which is a direct cross to any other manufacturer with
the same color temperature.
As mentioned before, the most popular TCP bulbs are the twist or spiral
compact fluorescent. The shape is similar across the line, but the
physical size is what changes when the wattage changes. The more watts the
lamp uses, the size is also going to be larger. This is the nature of
compact fluorescent technology where there must be a certain length of tube in
order to have enough phosphor to emit light. So when you have small
fixtures, you might be limited to how much light that you can have in that area.
So it's important to understand your situation with existing light fixtures or
even those you intend on buying. If you're going to use compact
fluorescent, you need to make sure that you have enough room to get the
illumination effect you want.
If you've decided on TCP light bulbs, you've made a great choice for saving
energy for many years to come. For your home or commercial building to
hotel lighting, you will most likely find
these energy saving bulbs in service.
There are many types of TCP bulbs, we describe just some
of the most common used in home and commercial lighting here. There is a
wide selection and it would be good for you to visit that area of our web site
which will give you the many choices available to you. Whatever wattage or
color you choose, you will be saving
energy while getting the most light you can for your money. If you need help identifying
a bulb that you need to replace, our customer
service representatives can help you determine what you have.