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TP24 BC Low Energy 'Like for Like' 7w Candle Light Bulb [Energy Class A]

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  • Retrofit 7w candle shaped bulb with BC end cap
  • Up to 80% energy saving bulbs lasting up to 6 times longer than regular incandescent ones
  • Integrated electronic start with 10,000 switching cycles
  • RoHS compliant
  • Minimum efficiency of 45 lm/w complying with parts L1 & L2 of the Building Regulations
  • Guaranteed for 12 months from date of purchase*
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Technical Details
Brand tp24
Model Numbertp1601
Item Weight68 g
Product Dimensions3.7 x 10.3 cm
Power / Wattage7 watts
Voltage240 volts
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Best Sellers Rank 1,208,516 in Kitchen & Home (See top 100)
Shipping Weight82 g
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Date First Available24 Sept. 2010

Product Description

Are you dedicated to saving energy in your home without compromising on style? tp24 dedicated energy efficient lights and light bulbs are the answer.

tp24 has an expanding portfolio of energy efficient light bulbs offering a variety of options providing a sophisticated choice for luminaire design. With their design background tp24 has developed low energy light bulbs specifically for their attractiveness and small scale whilst giving optimum performance.

“Like for Like” compact fluorescent light bulbs from tp24 offer up to 80% energy saving and last up to 6 times longer than a regular light bulb - approximately 6,000 hours which, depending on the room usage, would typically be 3 to 4 years - saving power consumption, running costs and reducing waste- to put this in perspective, a standard incandescent light bulb only lasts about 1,000 hours.

A compact fluorescent lamp is a small fluorescent light bulb which is usually referred to as a CFL or energy saving light bulb. They use less energy than a traditional (or incandescent) light bulb to produce light because they are more efficient at changing electricity into light and they have a longer lifespan.

Traditional lamps have always used watts as an indication of light that can be expected from the bulb; this hasn’t changed in over a hundred years. However, with new technology and more efficient lamps, watts are becoming increasingly irrelevant. The wattage of a bulb actually tells you how much electricity it uses, not how much light it produces. For example, if your existing lighting fixture energy consumption is usually 100 watts changing to a similar tp24 lighting fixture you will only use 20 watts.

Light is measured in lumens. For example, a 60 watt bulb will consume 60 watts of electricity but it provides light in lumens, typically around 700 lumens. An energy efficient bulb might only consume 12 watts to provide the same level of light. As the phase out of traditional bulbs progresses, light measurement is moving from watts to lumens and you will see “lumens” printed on light bulb packaging. Lumens will be used to describe the light output of a bulb.

This “Like for Like” tp-1601 7W candle bulb with BC end cap will illuminate very quickly, once switched on you will be able to see around you clearly in a few seconds. It takes less than 15 seconds to be able to read from the light and the main brightness will be achieved in about 30 seconds. The output will then increase a little to achieve maximum brightness after another minute.

Compact fluorescent bulbs are not currently dimmable. There is new technology being developed which will allow the light bulbs to be dimmed but this is still a little way off. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are not designed to be left on 24/7 i.e. they need a rest period – a bit like us! Also it is not environmentally friendly to leave them on all the time so we would recommend the use of a timer or sensor switch.

All tp24 light bulbs are lead free and meet the new requirements set down by the government on heavy metals. All low energy lamps have a very, very small amount of mercury and this has been significantly reduced with the ROHs regulations introduced in 2006. A “Like for Like” bulb contains 5 milligrams of mercury. A typical mercury thermometer may contain between 0.5 and 3 grams of mercury whilst a mercury barometer may contain 100 to 600 grams of mercury which is around 25,000 to 150,000 times more than an energy saving bulb!

When any compact fluorescent light bulb reaches the end of its life ideally it should be separated from the normal waste and properly re-cycled. There are a number of sites being set alongside regular bottle banks to accept fluorescent lamps. Please contact your local authority for the nearest facility. tp24 are registered under the WEEE directive. tp24 lamps can be sent back to us for recycling.

tp24 cannot guarantee the current from your electricity suppliers and it is these fluctuations which do most damage to light bulbs. However we will replace any light bulb that fails within one year of purchase. This excludes bulbs that have been physically broken by misuse. (*excludes continued commercial use. Lamps must not be run for more than 10 hours in any 12 hour period.) This does not affect your statutory rights.

Tp24 is focused on design and breaking new ground - dedicated to energy efficient solutions – join the lighting revolution today...

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2 bulbs and one blew immediately. No longer stocked so unable to replace. Recieved refund on that one, though now left with unusable bulb as the light it gives out is different to the traditional bulb. Complete waste.
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