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TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « on: October 29, 2022, 10:26:11 AM » Author: BT25
I usually don't pay a lot of attention to newer lighting technology, but these caught my eye. I've never cared for COB (chip on board) LED lamps with their heavy aluminum heat-sinks, or the 'disposable' integrated LED luminaires due to being nearly non-serviceable. These lamps on the other hand are promising for those who want to keep a classic luminaire, but want a very low power bill.

TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps

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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #1 on: October 29, 2022, 12:46:18 PM » Author: AngryHorse
Interesting, TCP have their own production line for LED from what I’ve seen, I wonder if their making them for Philips too?
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #2 on: October 29, 2022, 12:51:15 PM » Author: BT25
I've seen some US Philips LED lamps that look to be made by TCP...I honestly don't know if Signify-Philips makes any lamps for the North American market anymore...they all look to be outsourced. I've also found them to be unreliable...
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2022, 12:19:41 AM » Author: icefoglights
I have a similar bulb sold by Satco.

I used to have some Philips 14w CFLs that were obviously made by TCP.
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #4 on: October 30, 2022, 03:45:48 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Honestly I like the idea of LED retrofit lamps for retrofit for HID fixtures.
I think in particular they'd be perfect for post-top type streetlights where the light output is 360-degreese..

Don't remember what brand, but they did have some filament LED lamps for HID at either Home Depot or Lowes.
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #5 on: October 30, 2022, 03:55:26 PM » Author: BT25
What I'd use them for is in a gumball intended for incandescent...low power bill and a retro look.  ;D
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #6 on: October 30, 2022, 03:59:36 PM » Author: James
TCP used to make CFL’s for a few years, but as far as I know they don’t produce anything any more.  They buy from the same companies that Signify and others source from, and have their name stamped on the products.

I must say though that these are rather good, and 200lm/W is as impressive as the old Philips Dubai lamps, made by Ningbo K-Lite.  The lifetime is often rather short, and the lumens quite a lot lower than the HID lamps they are intended to replace.  But many places were over-lit with HID and lamps like this are often entirely satisfactory.  Especially in luminaires that do not require the compact source of an HID arc tube.
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #7 on: October 30, 2022, 04:17:34 PM » Author: joseph_125
One of the larger ones in 3000K or lower would probably look great in a gumball and draw a lot less power compared to the 500w incandescent they used.

Yeah I believe TCP made the CFLs for Home Depot's "Commerical Electric" brand back in the day. IIRC I think they even made the circline adapter and lamp sold under that same brand too.

Of course now Home Depot's brand for lamps is "Eco Smart" although I wonder if TCP still makes them.
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #8 on: October 30, 2022, 11:08:06 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
 Has anyone tried to get the free sample ??? I doubt they'd send the 30w version .
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #9 on: October 31, 2022, 10:28:02 AM » Author: RyanF40T12
My supplier has one on display.  It's.. ok.  I'm personally not impressed. I think it needs a coated glass/plastic. 
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Re: TCP LED Filament HID Replacement Lamps « Reply #10 on: October 31, 2022, 02:15:01 PM » Author: BT25
I'd imagine that diffused versions will come later.
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