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TCP Covered CFL

TCP Covered CFL

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Here are a couple of 3500K covered spiral CFLs. They're about 10 years old and originally I used some of these in a ceiling fan at my former apartment. Recently I installed a few in outdoor globe lights. Last night while I was walking by I saw that one had gone dim. My first though was it had become mercury-starved, but after a minute it went dark. It was actually sporadically going on on and off, and merely warming up at the moment.

I'm not sure if this was one of my brand new spares or if I'd used it in the fan, but regardless it had well under 8,000 hours on it. I pulled it and it will still blink or pop on if you give it a wack. This is the third CFL (all different brands) I've recently seen fail in this fashion.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:TCP
Model Reference:1130935K
Lamp
Lamp Type:A19
Service Life:8000
Electrical
Wattage:9
Optical
Lumen Output:450
Color Temperature:3500

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Sep 30, 2018 at 09:31 PM Author: ace100w120v
Interesting. Back when CFLs were a thing, I always thought these A-shape units were more "interesting" than the more-popular spiral. I just wanted anything to replace the typical 2700K spiral- even a daylight spiral or 2700K A-shape or U-Tube unit was more "interesting" to me.
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