Dimming has been the bane of compact fluorescent light bulbs
for a long time, but not anymore with the release of TCP's TruDim line! TruDim CFLs can dim from 100% down to 2%, with no flicker in between. I remember the first time I used a regular CFL with a dimmer switch; it wasn't pleasant. Crackling and popping noises made it seem like something was going to explode.
TruDim CFLs have completely done away with the crackling and flickering. They're as smooth and pleasant to dim as any incandescent light bulb, plus they're available in a variety of color temperatures. Another thing detractors like to complain about regarding CFLs is the time it takes to reach full brightness; TCP has accomplished quite a feat with their InstaBright technology, which allows their TruDim CFLs to reach full brightness in 25 seconds!
If you use a lot of dimmer switches in your home, you've probably stayed away from compact fluorescent light bulbs for the most part. Now, with TCP's TruDim CFLs, you don't have to! TruDim bulbs work on any standard 600W rotary or slider dimmer. Finally, energy efficient light bulbs that you can use with your pre-existing dimmers.
TCP was the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Lighting Partner of the Year, and their new TruDim line just shows they aren't letting up! TCP is excited to release these bulbs, and they look forward to realizing further improvements in CFL technology. Check back throughout the year to see what new things TCP and other lighting manufacturers have in store.