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A Lot of Light! 75 Watt and 100 Watt LED Replacement Light Bulbs February 11, 2015

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Need more light, but trying to conserve energy?  LED replacement lighting has been improving over the past few year. Gone are the complaints of “LED lighting is too blue! Contemporary LED lighting allows for warm lighting on up through daylight white.  One of the more popular, and prolific, items has been 40 Watt and 60 Watt LED replacement light bulbs.

100 Watt Replacement LED Lightbulb

 But the greater light of 75 Watt or 100 Watt replacement LED light bulbs has been slower to achieve. Technical Consumer Products, Inc., a leader in energy efficient lighting innovations, has expanded its Elite Series LED line to include both dimmable and non-dimmable versions of the 75 Watt and 100 Watt LED replacements lamps. That’s a lot of light!

The Elite High Output A-Lamps are rated for over 25,000 hours of life and feature uniform, omni-directional light output. The bulbs look like and emit light similar to a traditional incandescent, but last up to 25 times longer and consume up to 85 percent less energy – meaning less time spent changing light bulbs and smaller utility bills.

TCP’s Elite High Output LED A-lamps are available in warm white 2700K (most like a standard incandescent in color), white 3000K (most closely replaces a halogen bulb in color), bright white / cool white 4100K. or daylight white 5000K. The A-lamps also features excellent color consistence and high color rendering. Available at an affordable price, the A-lamps are ideal for use in general lighting, floor and table lamps,sconces, decorative and ceiling fixtures. The are available in both dimmable and non-dimmable versions.

The A-lamps are ANSI construction compliant, and UL approved for damp locations – including outdoors when protected from the elements. Interested in replacing your old incandescent or Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs. Use coupon code Take10 for 10% off during check-out.   Visit bowmanlamps.com to see what is available.


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.

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.

Look Here for Light Bulb Deals July 13, 2012

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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.

LED Dimmable 8W A19
Comp. to a 40W Incandescent
List Price 18.50
Sale Price $11.99
35% Savings!

Enclosed 175 Watt Standard Probe Start Metal Halide, E39 Base
List Price $10.34
Sale Price $7.99
33% Savings!

Mini 4 Watt CFL Light Bulb, SpringLight, Cool White 4100K Color
List Price $6.50
Sale Price $2.47
62% Savings!

LED 1 Watt Combo Exit & Emergency Sign Battery Backup
List Price $56.00
Sale Price $34.95
38% Savings!

Frosted 3 Watt Cold Cathode
Flame Tip Candelabra 27K
List Price $8.99
Sale Price $4.42
51% Savings!

32W Spring Light, Warm White 27K Comp. 125W Incandescent
List Price $8.99
Sale Price $3.75
57% Savings!

26 Watt White Wall Sconce, 15″, Soft White 26 W PL Lamp Incl.
List Price $32.99
Sale Price $7.75
76% Savings!

14 Watt R40 InstaBright CFL Comp.60 Watt Incandescent
List Price $11.90
Sale Price $4.49
62% Savings!

Three Lamp T8 Wet Location Fluorescent Fixture
List Price $97.99
Sale Price $74.99
32% Savings!

Warm White InstaBrigh A-Lamp 14W  CFL Replaces 60W Incandescent
List Price $8.29
Sale Price $2.69
67% Savings!

13 W 2-pin Quad Lamp Instant Start 27K, 10,000 Hour
List Price $5.50
Sale Price $3.45
38% Savings!

Pack of 48 Warm White G25 CFL Globes 4W = 25W Incandescent
List Price $362.40
Sale Price $118
68% Savings!

Buy American! CFL Light Bulbs Assembled in the USA June 26, 2012

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It’s no secret.  Most compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs are manufactured in China. What is somebody who wants to buy American to do?

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.

Features include:

•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
•1650 lumens
•Fast start
•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.

Click here to order a 12-pack of the Assembled in the USA light bulbs today.

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, 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.

Compact Fluorescent (CFL) Light Bulb Safety Explained November 8, 2010

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New products often bring new questions and concerns, including compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs.  Some have been known to make a popping sound and smoke when failing. Should a user be concerned?  Not according to an article posted by the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal. The article  No Dark, Burning Secrets to CFLs. Smoke, Popping Noise Can Startle Consumers by Joe Taschler and Thomas Content explains why.

Compact Fluorescent Fresh2 Light Bulb Doubles As Air Freshener October 18, 2010

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Here’s an interesting idea.  What if you could use a light bulb to remove odors from a room? Sound ridiculous?  Well, it’s not so far-fetched.

The fresh2  light bulb , manufactured by TCP Inc.,  safely breaks down odors, while providing energy-efficient light.  It’s billed as a healthy alternative to traditional, chemically based air fresheners. Simply turn on your light and fresh2 begins eliminating odors in just 10 minutes.

How does it work? The CFL light bulb is covered with titanium dioxide. When expose to the fluorescent light,  it creates oxidizers which attack your persistant odors.  Imagine the improvement in locker rooms, kennels, laundry rooms and more – even college dorm rooms!

And fresh2 will continue to break down odors for three years. Plus, since it’s a compact fluorescent light bulb, its power to comfortably light your home will last 10,000 hours — saving you hundreds in deodorizers and up to 75% in energy costs.

Interested? Find out more at the fresh2 Web site.  There’s plenty of information and links to outside comments and reports. Or, order a fresh2 CFL odor ending light bulb here.

My college-age son decided to test one of the odor ending light bulbs.  He left a stack of stinky, dirty socks in a pile on his floor, turned the fresh2 light bulb on, and left the room.   The pile of dirty socks was enough to offend the senses. When he returned to the room a little later, he could not smell the socks.  How will you use your fresh2?