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Fresh2 Odor Ending Light Bulbs. They Work! May 2, 2016

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A light bulb that eliminates odors?  As odd as it may seem, the Fresh2 compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) – manufactured by TCP – does just that!

When the titanium dioxide coating on the fresh2  bulbs is exposed to the fluorescent light given off by the bulb, extremely strong oxidizers are naturally created. Organic odors from kitchens, bathrooms, living and dining rooms, bedrooms, mudrooms, dens, workout rooms, nurseries, laundry rooms and basements and more are greatly reduced or eliminated. Plus, since it’s a compact fluorescent, its power to light your home will last up to 10,000 hours – saving you hundreds in deodorizers and up to 75% in energy costs.

The technology is “tried and true.” TCP has been manufacturing the bulbs for over 10 years, with many satisfied customers.  We’ve received reports of cleared air being in rooms including kitty litter boxes, smoking, smelly pets, dirty diapers and more.  Air-freshening sprays, solids, plug-ins and candles are often used to mask these odors – especially if the source can’t be controlled. But who needs the chemicals or mess of solid deodorizers which mask an odor?

The Fresh2 bulbs work by converting odors, organic compounds, into inoffensive carbon dioxide –  eliminating the smelly smells.  For best results, the bulbs need to be exposed to the air, so they must be used in an open fixture.  And, they need to remain turned on in order to work. About one bulb is needed for a 14 x 14 foot room.

Have a smelly odor you need to tackle? The Fresh2 bulbs are carried in a few stores, through light bulb distributors, or available here on Amazon.com .  Get a 2-pack of soft white 100 Watt equivalent Fresh2 CFL light bulbs for $15.02.  You will notice the difference.

Let us know how your Fresh2 light bulbs work for you!


Comparing LED, CFL and Incandescent Light Bulbs June 6, 2013

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A light bulb is a light bulb – right? Not in today’s lighting market.  There are enough light bulb styles to make a light bulb consumer dizzy. The chart below helps sort out the differences between the three main types of light bulbs, LED, Comapct Fluorescent (CFL) and incandescent.

Here’s Some of the Ways in Which LED, CFL, and Incandescent Light Bulbs Vary
  LED CFL Incandescent
Cost Expensive Moderate Cheap
Replacement / 50,000 Hrs 1 5 42
Avg. Life 50,000 HRS 8,000 HRS 1,200 HRS
Light Output per 800 Lumens 6 to 8 Watts 13 to 15 Watts 60 Watts
Start Up Instant On Slight Delay Instant On
Dimmable Yes If Designated Dimmable Yes if Designated Dimmable Yes
Durability Tough Fragile Fragile
On-off Cycling No Effect Shortens Life Minimal Effect
Heat Given Off Low 3 BTU/HR Medium            30 BTU/HR High 85 BTU/HR
Sensitive to Cold No Yes Some
Mercury Enclosed No Yes (Minimal) No

A Dependable Line of LED Lamps

LED BR30 FloodlightConsidering the bits of information above, one of the best lines of LED light bulbs I’ve found is the TCP Dimmable Floodlight series. They offer smooth, uniform dimming from 100% to 0.5% with consistent color. The lamps exceed all industry standards. Highly efficient LEDs and driver allow for long life, exceeding 25000 hours. UL listed for damp locations. Ideal for use in recessed cans, track lights, display lights and outdoor fixtures (protected from the elements).

I have these in my family room.  They give off good dim well.   Visitors don’t even notice they are LED flood lights. You may read about them here.

Awesome Dimming CFL Light Bulbs

TCP TruDim CFL Light Bulb I also use the TCP line of Pro Series TruDim dimmable CFL light bulbs in my kitchen.  With uniform dimming from 100% down to 2% and digital technology for faster run-up time, they beat other CFL dimmables.  Most start flickering when dimmed down past 20%. Take a look here.  They are available in spiral, R20, R30, R40 floodlights, A-lamp and G25 or G40 globe shapes.

As for Incandescents….

There are two incandescent light bulbs left in my house.  One in the almost-inaccessible attic which was put there when we moved in 23 years ago.  I think it’s been turned on once or twice. The other is in our ancient garage door opener.  I’ve found LED light bulbs and CFL lamps do not work there, probably because of radio frequencey interference. Maybe your opener is different.

I’ve found CFL light bulbs to be very accomodating in my home.  And with the exception of an occasional dud, long lasting – to the point I wish they would fail so I can replace them with the newer versions of LED light bulbs.

Friday Fun Gangnam Style (with a Christmas Twist) December 7, 2012

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It’s Christmas lights gone wild!

Get engery-efficient lighting and light bulbs at bowmanlamps.com

Restaurant Lighting: Choose from CFL or LED Light Bulbs December 5, 2012

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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.

Light Ideas! Get CLF & LED Light Bulbs for Christmas & Holiday Gifts December 8, 2011

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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 Light BulbLED 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.

Fully Dimmable CFL R20 floodlightTruDim 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!

air freshener light bulbFresh2 is a revolutionary light bulb that safely breaks down odors, while providing energy-efficient light. A healthy alternative to traditional, chemically based air fresheners. Simply turn on your light and fresh2 begins eliminating odors in just 10 minutes! Making it ideal anywhere you have persistent odors. Now through January 15th two-pack marked down from $25.99 to $16.99. Look here.

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.

Compact Fluorescent, LED, & Even Incandescent Light Bulbs Meeting Bulb Act Requirements November 2, 2011

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Dimmable PAR30 LampWith 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.

Lighting Conspiracy? There is a Reason Your Light Bulbs Burn Out Quickly October 5, 2011

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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.

Good Deal on Energy Efficient Light Fixtures – Clearance Priced, Bulb Included June 8, 2011

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wall sconce clearanceWhether you need one or a whole project’s worth, these energy-efficient wall sconces are good-looking and easy-on-the budget. Originally sold for $32.99, the end-lot pieces are selling for only $10.50 each plus shipping.  Replace your current incandescent fixtures with these long-lasting ceiling fixtures. Save on utility costs. Reduce energy consumption

 The 26-watt (comparable to a 100-watt incandescent) white wall sconce fixture features an elegant glass alabaster diffuser on a white-finished base, and measures 15 inches x 7.5 inches x 4 inches. Units are ideal for hotel lighting, apartment complexes, offices, nursing homes and homes – anywhere a standard wall sconce is used. A  26-watt, soft white PL lamp (bulb) is included with each fixture. The compact fluorescent lamp averages 10,000 hours of use. 


  • Watts: 26
  • Incandescent Comparison: 100 Watts
  • Finish: Textured White / Alabaster Glass
  • Initial Lumens: 1600
  • Diameter: 15 inches
  • Lamp: 26 Watt PL Lamp, Soft White

Purchase as many as you need here.  Use Coupon Code freeship for free shipping on orders over $100.  

Contractors and building maintenance supervisors e-mail customerservice@bowmanlamps.com  for bulk pricing.

The offer remains as long as the supply lasts.  How will you use these elegant, durable,  light fixtures?

TruDim™ CFL: The First Fully Dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) March 30, 2011

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Lighting has a major impact on the rooms we live and work in. That’s why dimmable incandescent light bulbs, which allow you to control the amount of light, are popular.  Dimmable compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL), while energy-saving, have disappointed us with a limited dimming range, flickering, slow warm-up time, and short lives.  Usable yes, but I’d give them a B performance rating on a good day.

All that changed with the introduction of the TruDim™ CFL series by TCP Inc. Technological improvements allow for smooth dimming down to 2 percent, quick start, and longer life.  TruDim™ CFLs truly are full-dimming light bulbs. Right now they are available as  R30 floodlights / reflectors and traditional A-lamp shapes.  Colors range from the:

  • warm whites of 2700K and 3000K
  • bright whites of 3500K and 4100k
  • cool whites of 5000k and 6500k

Give TruDim CFLs a try! Use the coupon code trudim during the check-out process at www.bowmanlamps.com for 10 percent off any TruDim™ order over $50.  The offer is good until April 30.

If you still need more incentive to buy, see how they work in this YouTube video from TCP.

Stock Up On These Powerful Little 27W =100W SpringLamps. Now Only $2.50 Each February 14, 2011

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Small size mini SpringLamps give off an incredible amount of light for their size. Plus QuickStart technology and fast run-up give you full brightness quickly.

  • Compact 2.40 x 5.10 size
  • Standard medium base
  • Replaces 100 Watt Incandescent
  • Warm white light 3100K 
  • 10,000-hour average life expectancy
  • Last 10 to 13 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs
  • Ideal for hard to reach places
  • Change less often 
  • Save energy. Save the environment. Save money
  • Ul listed Compact 2.40 x 5.10 size
  • Now only $2.50 each plus shipping. Order here.
  • This is a great deal on these quality CFLs.  Order now so you won’t be left in the dark.