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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.


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

Posted 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!

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.

Look Here for Light Bulb Deals July 13, 2012

Posted 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.

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!

The Bulb Eater® Lamp Crusher: Recycling Fluorescent Light Bulbs Looks Like Fun! October 27, 2011

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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.

Get a case of 40  4-foot 28-Watt T5  fluorescent lamps at only $2 per tube.

Or find other linear lamps and products here.

Is The Bulb Act Good or Bad for America? March 11, 2011

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Could Congress be doing a cha, cha, cha on light bulb efficiency?   One wonders as Congress debates The BULB Act, legislation that has 27 cosponsors in the Senate and a companion bill in the House. It would repeal the part of a 2007 law that toughened energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs, lambasting the standard as overregulation that is paternalistic and anticonsumer.

Still, The Christian Science Monitor reports “Kyle Pitsor of the National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) testified that The BULB bill would be bad for US light bulb makers, who have already upgraded factories to meet new standards and would face a patchwork of state regulations if the uniform federal 2007 standard (due to take effect nation wide  in 2012) were rolled back, he said.

” ‘NEMA does not support its repeal,’ said Mr. Pitsor. ‘It’s a common misunderstanding, but these standards do not ban incandescent bulbs, nor do they mandate the use of compact fluorescent bulbs…. Consumers will still be able to purchase a general service incandescent bulb,’ but one that will be 28 percent more efficient.’ ”

Read about “the good, the bad and the ugly” of lighting regulation here in The Monitor.

Too Many Light Bulb Choices? Visit the Lowes Light Bulb Buying Guide March 7, 2011

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Feeling confused about which type of light bulb to buy?  We stumbled upon the Lowes Light Bulb Buying Guide.  It’s chock full of  light bulb information useful for consumers as well as commercial buyers.

What is HID Lighting? A Simple Explanation March 3, 2011

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HID LampEnergy-Efficient, Long-life High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps / light bulbs, produce light by creating and sustaining an electrical discharge between two electrodes, exciting a mixture of xenon gas and mercury for a bright white light. There are three main types of HID lamps: mercury vapor, metal halide, and sodium. The names reflect the different elements that are used to produce different colors, characteristics, and efficiency.

Mercury Vapor Lamps, the oldest HID technology, gives off a bluish-green light. Advancements have been made to improve the color tint. However, the market is turning more toward better performing metal halide and sodium lamps.

Metal Halide lamps are easily manipulated to give off a a light which allows for normal color appearance, which make them ideal for nighttime sports games, photography, and aquarium lighting.

Sodium Lamps are highly energy efficient, but their orange-ish colored light makes surrounding monochromatic. Modern sodium lamps sacrifice some efficiency for improved, whiter light.

On the up side, HID lamps are ideal for large areas where high intensity light and energy savings are important, including gymnasiums, parking lots, football stadiums, warehouses, public areas, and landscaping.  Lately, HID has been expanding into the small retail and home markets. On average the lamps last for 15,000 to 24,000 plus hours of use.

On the down side, HID lamps require the use of a ballast to generate light and a somewhat inconvenient warm-up time. The lamps also produce ultraviolet radiation, requiring filters to prevent injury, fading of surrounding dyed areas, and degradation of fixtures.

Get more details at Wikipedia.  Or, shop here for HID lighting.

7 Lighting Trends for 2011: LEDs, Interactive Projections, 3-D, and More February 21, 2011

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It’s an exciting time to be in the lighting industry, whether you are selling the latest light bulb technology, or lighting the facade of the Empire State building. This article in BizBash by Lisa Cricola outlines seven ligthing trends for 2011. Although we are most interested in the sales of energy-efficient light bulbs, we are facsinated by how they might be used, including architectural mapping and wireless lights.  Enjoy the article and see what 2011 might bring.

Lighting Tech Tuesday: UNH Professor and His Team See a Bright Future with OLED Compounds February 8, 2011

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Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) compounds may be the next big thing and lighting.  A University of  New Hampshire is working to bring the technology to light.  A Fosters.com article discusses how Chemistry Professor Glen Miller is working to bring the innovative lighting product to market.