Friday Fun Gangnam Style (with a Christmas Twist) December 7, 2012Posted by bowmanlamps in Cold Cathode, compact fluorescent, compact fluorescent light bulbs, lumen output number, energy savings, LED lighting, lighting, linear fluorescent lamps, linear fluorescent lighting.
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It’s Christmas lights gone wild!
Restaurant Lighting: Choose from CFL or LED Light Bulbs December 5, 2012Posted by bowmanlamps in compact fluorescent light bulbs, lumen output number, energy savings, dimmable CFL, light bulb, lighting.
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There is a lot of change taking place in the world of lighting, and restaurant owners / managers should consider a lighting update. The end result will be a more inviting space and lower energy bills.
Here are a few areas which you may want to refurbish with the latest energy-saving LED and CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs. Both have come a long way since they entered the market, and it is easy to say selecting the right light bulbs can enhance both dining and work areas. Let’s consider:
Entrance Lighting: There is no need to explain the need for a well lit, inviting entrance. TCP LED wall packs provide long lasting, low-mainenance, pleasing illumination. And, they have excellent light output and optimal energy efficiency.
Chandelier Lighting: Add a little style with energy efficiency. TCP LED deco lamps are fully dimmable and beautifully designed for mood lighting. Choose from standard medium base or small candelabra base.
Spot Lighting: TCP LED PAR floodlights come in narrow flood, wide flood and spot options to highlight the most attractive areas of your restaurant.
Bar Lighting: Help set the mood with TCP BR floodlighting. Ideal for downlighting or track lighting, the lamps are fully dimmanble and long-lasting – perfect for those hard-to-reach areas.
Kitchen Lighting: Food prep areas and glass lighting don’t mix well. Get optimum light with shatter proof lamps. TCP InstaBright with ArmorCoat covered CFL bulbs have a protective layer that keeps bulb contents intact in case of breakage – perfect for food-prep areas. ArmRLux T8 lamps have a similar protective coating.
General Lighting: TCP LED 2 x 2 fixtures are recommended for any place a lot of light is needed. Brightly light kitchen work areas, walk-in coolers, storage areas and starewells.
Restroom Lighting: Restrooms should be comfortable and well lit. TruStart SpringLamps offer instant brightness, and they work with occupancy sensors. Another option is the Fresh2 odor ending CFL. Keep your restrooms smelling fresh.
bowmanlamps.com offers energy-efficient light bulb options by TCP, the leader in energy efficient lighting.
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Now, with TCP Inc.’s new TruStart series CFL, there is no need to flick the switch and wait. A small processor chip is incorporated in the ballast of TruStart lamps (or light bulbs), which greatly shortens the warm up time. Within a second or two, the lights snap on to a useable level, then quickly warm up to full brightness. You get useful light in seconds and full brightness in a half minute, which is twice as fast as regular CFLs.
The programmed start also allows the the lamps to last twice as long. A standard CFL is rated for 10,000 hours, while the TruStart is rated for 20,000 hours. And, TruStarts may be used with most occupancy sensors and other lighting controls.
Use these little cuties in table lamps, wall sconces, recessed cans, chandeliers and ceiling fixtures. UL approved for damp locations, meaning they can be used outdoors in weather approved fixtures. And, the bulbs are backed by a three year guarantee.
- 23 Watt (100 Watt incandescent equivalent)
- 18 Watt (75 Watt incandescent equivalent)
- 14 Watt (60 Watt incandescent equivalent)
- 9 Watt (40 Watt incandescent equivalent)
All are availble in various light colors:
- Warm white 2700K and 3000K,
- Cool white / bright white 3500K and 4100K,
- and Daylight white 5000K and 6500K.
Simply put, TruStart CFL light bulbs have the longest life of any bulb in the market, while achieving full brightness in record time.
The full line of TCP TruStart CFL light bulbs is available at bowmanlamps.com.
Look Here for Light Bulb Deals July 13, 2012Posted by bowmanlamps in Cold Cathode, compact fluorescent, HID Lighting, LED lighting, light bulb.
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Need a light bulb? How about and LED or CFL? Or maybe you need an exit sign combo unit. Look here an dsee som summer savings from bowmanlamps.com.
Buy American! CFL Light Bulbs Assembled in the USA June 26, 2012Posted by bowmanlamps in Buy American, compact fluorescent, light bulb.
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Rather than sit in the dark, go here and purchase CFL light bulbs assembled in the U.S.A. by TCP, the leader in energy-efficient lighting. While most of its products are manufactured in China, the company has initiated an Assembled in the USA line.
At it’s facility outside of Cleveland, Ohio the company is assembling its popular ultra compact, 23-Watt Pro Series T3 Full SpringLamp™ CFL light bulb. Measuring in at 4.5 inches long by 2.4 inches wide, the 23-watt lamp replaces a 100-Watt incandescent light bulb. It uses about 75% less energy, and lasts on average 12,000 hours.
•Completely assembled in the U.S.A.
•Ultra high efficiency ballast to increase lumen output
•Lateral cathode design to optimize thermal efficiency
•Exclusive end of life circuitry
•Long life, 12,000 hours average rated life
•New design and construction improves lumen maintenance
•Energy Star® qualified
•Warm white 2700K light color resembles a standard incandescent
•Backed by a 24-month warranty
TCP states, “This ENERGY STAR® qualified CFL further enhances TCP’s line-up of energy efficient CFLS that pave the way for a smooth transition into the new era of energy efficient lighting mandates.” And while the light bulbs cost a little more, the price is competitive with other, high quality lamps. The CFLs are ideal for use in table and floor lamps, chandeliers, recessed cans, bare bulb fixtures, ceiling fixtures, desk lamps, and covered outdoor fixtures.
www.bowmanlamps.com is an online resource for energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs, specialty lamps, LED bulbs, fixtures, exit signs and emergency lights, fluorescent linear lamps, ballasts, high intensity discharge lamps (HID) and lighting accessories. Whether you need one hard-to-find replacement lamp or lights for a whole building, check us out!
Light Ideas! Get CLF & LED Light Bulbs for Christmas & Holiday Gifts December 8, 2011Posted by bowmanlamps in air freshener, compact fluorescent, compact fluorescent light bulbs, lumen output number, energy savings, dimmable CFL, LED lighting, light bulb.
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My father LOVES light bulbs. He marvels at all the new shapes and energy-saving improvements introduced each year – and can’t wait to try them.
Whether you know somebody like him, somebody environmentally conscious, or somebody just interested in saving some green (dollars that is), these light bulbs will please. Try a few for Christmas, holiday, hostess and even birthday gift. All bulbs are manufactured by TCP Inc., the leader in energy-efficient lighting.
Simply elegant! TCP LED A-Bulbs
LED dimmable 8-Watt A-19 lamp (light bulb), offers warm white 3000K light comparable to a 40-Watt incandescent light bulb. Ideal for use in table lamps, chandeliers, wall sconces, and ceiling fans. The lamps offer smooth, uniform dimming from 100% to 5%. These energy-efficient light bulbs use 80% less energy than a standard 40W incandescent, last over 35,000 hours, and meet all industry performance requirements for non-standard lamps. Check it out here. Need LED PAR floodlights instead? Shop here.
Bright now! Then not-so-bright! You choose.
TruDim Technology by TCP offers the first fully dimmable CFL light bulb series which match an incandescent, dimming down 100% to 2% with no annoying flicker. But unlike incandescents, TruDim lamps are long-lasting and energy-efficient. Select from R40 floodlights, R30 floodlights, R20 floodlights, traditional A-Lamp, G25 Globes, or 23 Watt Spiral. Shop here.
Ahhh. Fresh air. With a light bulb!
Little bulb. Lot of light.
These little cuties use only 42 Watts of electricity, but give off 150 Watts. Offered here in the 3500K, cool, crisp white light color. Ideal work lights for use in garages, basements, work areas – even table lamps. Compact 5.7 inch by 2.4 inch size and standard medium (E26) base fits most applications. A member of the TCP PRO series family, lamp life is 12,000 hours. Get them here.
Ready to Switch Light Bulbs?
The U.S. effeciency standards will remove 100 Watt incandescent bulbs from store shelves in January 2012. Make the switch easy with TCP CFLs or LEDs from bowmanlamps.com.
TCP LED Floodlights Earn ENERGY STAR® November 22, 2011Posted by bowmanlamps in Uncategorized.
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AURORA, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — TCP, the leader in energy efficient lighting technology is excited to announce its LED lamp series of products that feature a powerful combination of category-leading performance, function, and value, have earned the ENERGY STAR® certification. TCP is excited that its LEDs now carry ENERGY STAR, further confirming TCP’s commitment, with one of the largest number of ENERGY STAR qualified lamps in the industry.
TCP’s LED lamps provide the industry’s best directional light output performance, by combining the world’s leading LED driver componentry, optical design and manufacturing capability, making them excellent alternatives to traditional PAR halogens. Our LEDs utilize an aesthetically pleasing aluminum housing which provides excellent heat dissipation and high efficiency. Plus, our LEDs use the highest-quality lamp optics, which are precision manufactured for perfect directional light beam control, with no annoying “hot spots” or beam washout effect. Achieving the ENERGY STAR solidifies TCP LEDs in the market.
“We are excited that our LED series has earned the ENERGY STAR,” says Vice President of Marketing at TCP, Jim Crowcroft. “Our LED strategy has been to produce products that exceed the ENERGY STAR requirements and provide them at a value price. Achieving ENERGY STAR for our LEDs is a great achievement.”
TCP’s LED lamps include PAR20, PAR30, PAR38 applications, and are all available in either narrow flood (25 degree) and flood (40 degree) beam spreads. These lamps are perfect for a wide variety of general lighting applications. All of TCP’s LEDs dim uniformly down to 0%, with no color-shifting, hum or annoying “flicker.” Also, the center-beam candlepower (CBCP) performance exceeds halogen and other LED products with similar beam angles, while providing very uniform beam patterns. These LED lamps exceed the industry standards in lumen requirements for 90W PAR38, 75W PAR30, and 45W PAR20 applications. A complete listing of TCP’s ENERGY STAR qualified LED lamps can be found at EnergyStar.gov. Bowman Lamps carries the full line of TCP LED products here.
TCP is the global leader in energy efficient lighting innovations dedicated to creating high-quality products that are brighter, longer lasting and better for the environment. From its U.S. headquarters outside Cleveland, Ohio, the company markets a variety of energy efficient lighting products for professional, specifier and consumer markets under several brands including TCP, TCP Pro, SpringLight™, DuraBright™, Lightstyles™ and TCP EcoVations™. TCP’s extensive product line includes compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED lamps and fixtures, halogen lamps, cold cathode lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, as well as a linear fixtures, lamps, and ballast offerings. TCP is a privately held company employing more than 200 people in Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit us at http://www.tcpi.com or call (800) 324-1496.
Compact Fluorescent, LED, & Even Incandescent Light Bulbs Meeting Bulb Act Requirements November 2, 2011Posted by bowmanlamps in compact fluorescent light bulbs, lumen output number, energy savings, dimmable CFL, light bulb.
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With an eye toward energy conservation, the United States is mandating better performance from a common, everyday item – the light bulb. Over the next few years, standard light bulbs will be phased out in favor of more energy efficient options, leaving some people to hoard their favorite incandescent bulbs.
This is not necessary. Advances in technology have made energy-efficient, high quality bulbs available at affordable prices – and within the standards established in the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 (commonly referred to as the Bulb Act). Consumers may choose from compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), LED, and even improved-efficiency halogen-incandescents. (While not as energy efficient as CFLs or LEDs, the bulbs provide energy savings of about 28%. Look for EcoVantage bulbs at Home Depot.)
One of the main arguments against CFL and LED bulbs is they do not dim. However there are lines of fully dimmable CFL and LEDs. Check out the TCP TruDim series here. And the TCP dimmable LED series here. Those who do not like the spiral shape of CFLs can choose from a variety of covered options – even ones that look like standard light bulbs. You would never know there is a CFL hidden inside. And the TCP LED line is simply elegant.
Light bulb packaging requirements are also improving to meet the needs of more discerning shoppers. Bulbs are no longer being described just by wattage (how much energy is used), but by lumens (how much light is generated). In addition, packaging now includes annual usage cost, life expectancy, light appearance, wattage, mercury content – everything a consumer needs to know to make an informed decision.
So there is no need to fret over light bulbs. Just go to your nearest big box store or look online and see what lighting is available.
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I have got to get me one of these! The Bulb Eater® Lamp Crusher is advertized as:
- Eliminating spent fluorescent light storage hassles
- Improving safety in the work environment
- And cutting costs
Simply put, the Bulb Eater crushes lamps of any size while filtering out mercury vapors. Over 1350 4 ft. T8 bulbs can be crushed into one 55 gallon drum. All this in preparation for fluorescent lamp recycling. Beyond that, it just looks like fun. Watch and see.
Bowman lamps has an endless supply of T8 and T5 linear lamps to feed your machine. Be sure to use them to light your space first.
Or find other linear lamps and products here.
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Imagine light bulbs that keep on lighting long after you’ve lived your life and gone. A 2010 European documentary “The Light Bulb Conspiracy” outlines how planned obsolescence was introduced in the early 20th century with light bulbs – and it’s all designed to keep us buying and buying and buying. Fortuneately, the trend for light bulbs seems to be moving in the other direction. Check out a few here at bowmanlamps.com.