Dimmable SpringLamp® Series Specification

Dimmable SpringLamp® Series Specification
PRO
Dimmable Compact Fluorescent
Dimmable SpringLamp Series Specification
®
Catalog Number
HPF, Dimmable
Notes
Applications:
Type
Suggested Dimmer:
Designed for 600 watt slide or rotary dimmer switch.
Please call with other dimming system compatibility questions.
Perfect for most dimmable applications: Use where a standard incandescent is used.
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Table Lamps ✚ Vanities
Floor Lamps
✚ Recessed Cans
Ceiling Fixtures ✚ Track Lighting
Wall Sconces
Special Application Options: (Ordering Suffix)
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3000˚K (30K), 3500˚K (35K), 4100˚K (41K), 5000˚K (50K), 6500˚K (65K)
Long Neck 1.65" (165), 1.75" (175), 2.25" (225)
Wet location (WL)
Shatter Resistant (SS)
Pink (P) and Soft Pink (SP) *Please call for availability.
Specifications ( at full brightness )
Features and Benefits
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Uniform and smooth dimming from 100–20%
Optimized electronics maximizes lamp life
10,000 hours Springlamps, 8,000 hours Covered Bulbs
Excellent high lumens/watt ratio
Springlamps UL approved for enclosed fixtures 23watt and below
HPF Rated > .90 and FCC compliant at full power
Designed to run at cooler operating temperature maximizing lamp life
Intelligent circuit design automatically turns bulb off at preset position for zero low-end flicker
Modifies cathode operation during dim mode which extends lamp life
End-of-life circuit design meets EURO IEC and new UL standard, 1993, 3rd Edition
Shuts bulb off automatically if it senses any lamp starting issues or end of life conditions
End of Life Protection
................................................................................ Yes
Ballast Type ........................................................................................ Electronic
Starting Method
................................................................ Modified Rapid Start
Input Line Voltage ................................................................................ 120VAC
Input Line Frequency
........................................................................ 50/60HZ
Lamp Life (rated) ................................................ 10,000 Hours (SpringLamps)
................................................ 12,000 Hours (Covered Bulbs)
Color Temperature ................................................................................ 2700ºK
Color Rendering Index ................................................................................ 82
Minimum Starting Temperature ................................................................ -20ºF, -29ºC
Maximum Operating Temperature ........................................................ 160ºF, 71ºC
U.L. / C.U.L. Listed ........................................................................................ Yes
FCC Compliance ........................................................................ Patt 18, Subpart C
Lamp Operating Frequency
................................................................ 45 KHZ
Lamp Current Crest Factor ................................................................................ <1.60
Maximum Open Circuit Voltage ........................................................................ 600V
Total Harmonic Distortion ................................................................................ <33%
High Power Factor Rated ................................................................................ >.90
4.8"
3.7"
2.5"
2.4"
2.0"
5.4"
6.1"
2R3016DIM
Warranties and Certifications:
12
Covered
MONTH
WARRANTY
ISO 9002
CERTIFIED
15
SpringLamps ®
MONTH
WARRANTY
RoHS
Compliant
5.1"
2R4019DIM
2R2014DIM
40114
40123
Incandescent Initial M.O.L. Diameter Lamp Life Input
Power
Wattage
Comparison Lumens (inches) (inches) (Hours) Line Current Factor
Dimming
Range
.21
.90
100-20%
.21
.90
100-20%
8,000
.15
.90
100-20%
3.7
8,000
.15
.90
100-20%
4.8
8,000
.15
.90
100-20%
Item #
Description
40114
14 Watt Dimmable Full Spring
60
850
4.4
2.0
10,000
23 Watt Dimmable Full Spring
100
1500
4.9
2.4
10,000
2R2014DIM 14 Watt Dimmable R20 Flood
2R3016DIM 16 Watt Dimmable R30 Flood
50
410
5.1
2.5
65
650
5.4
2R4019DIM 19 Watt Dimmable R40 Flood
85
900
6.1
40123
TCP, Inc.
325 Campus Dr. | Aurora, Ohio 44202 | P: 1-800-324-1496 | tcpi.com
©TCP, Inc. MAY 2010/42996A
4.9"
4.4"
TCP is proud to have been awarded
ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year 2010.
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Dimmable SpringLamp FAQ
®
QUESTIONS
ANSWERS
Q: Do TCP Dimmable Series products dim
exactly like an incandescent lamp?
A: NO! TCP Dimmable Series products have slightly different dimming characteristics due to the electronics of a CFL vs.
an incandescent filament
1) They will dim down to 20% of light output vs. zero for incandescents.
2) Electronic components do not respond in the same manner as a heated incandescent filament therefore there
will be a difference in visual operational characteristics
Q: Do TCP’s Dimmable Series product work
on ordinary incandescent dimmers?
A: YES! TCP’s Dimmable Series lamps are designed to work with standard 600w rotary or slide incandescent dimmers
that are currently available in the market and are less than 10 years old.
Q: Will TCP’s Dimmable Series product work
on every incandescent dimmer ever made?
A: NO! Although TCP’s Dimmable Series product has been approved for use with incandescent dimmers, there are
certain types of dimmers that have proven to be incompatible. Shortened lamp life will occur if these dimmers
are used.
Q: How can I tell if a dimmer is not
compatible with a TCP Dimmable
SpringLamp®?
A: Generally speaking, certain programmable electronic and/or remote control dimmers are not compatible.
Additionally, high wattage dimmers are typically incompatible because of different voltage regulation and
manufacturing tolerances. Illuminated (glow-in-the-dark) dimmers are usually incompatible with dimmable CFLs.
Q: Can TCP recommend a compatible dimmer?
A: Although TCP is not at liberty to recommend one manufacturer or brand over another, basic lab testing and real-world
experience has shown that 600 Watt max, mid-grade, non-illuminated slide dimmers function well.
Q: Will TCP’s Dimmable Series product flicker at the
low level as other CFL Dimmable product does?
A: NO! TCP’s Dimmable series product contains a low end shut off which turns the lamp off at 20% of the light level.
This stops the flickering at the low end and enhances lamp life.
Q: Why is it important to control the low end
dim level for TCP’s Dimmable Series product?
A: There are two reasons:
1) Lamp performance instability in the form of flickering is displeasing to the human eye
2) Continuous flickering will significantly shorten lamp life.
Q: Does the performance of TCP’s Dimmable
Series product rely on the quality of a dimmer?
A: YES! Consideration must be given to the age and quality of a dimmer if it to be used with a TCP Dimmable Series
product. Because of the recent push to save energy, newer dimmers are more likely to be CFL compatible. Older
dimmers are not as capable of withstanding voltage spikes, which, if used, would ultimately damage the circuitry
in the TCP Dimmable Series product.
Q: Can 1000 watt or larger commercial grade
dimmers be used with TCP’s Dimmable
Series product?
A: NO! Most commercial grade dimmers are manufactured to be used with incandescent lamps which have a large
resistive load when energized. Since CFL’s do not have this characteristic there is not enough current going back
to the dimmer for it to work correctly.
Q: How do you properly use TCP’s Dimmable
Series product?
A: 1) Turning on: Insure light level is set to max then turn it on, then dim down to desired level
2) Turn off: Can be turned off at any light level
Q: Will it damage the lamps if they are turned on at
too low a level and they don’t come on?
A: NO! Simply move the dimming level up till the lamps turn on then dim down to desired level.
Q: What is the warranty and average life of TCP’s
Dimmable SpringLamp®?
A: TCP’s Dimmable Series product is warranted for 12 months for covered lamps and 15 months for Springlamps.
Using accepted industry standards, the average life is 10,000 hours for Springlamps and 8,000 hours for
covered lamps.
Q: Can TCP’s Dimmable SpringLamps® be used in
3-way lamp sockets?
A: NO! TCP’s Dimmable Series product will not perform like a 3way bulb in a 3way socket.
Q: Will frequent dimming significantly shorten
the life of a TCP Dimmable Series product?
A: NO! Frequent dimming will not significantly reduce the life of the TCP Dimmable Series product.
Q: Can the TCP Dimmable SpringLamps® be used
with a touch lamp?
A: NO! Touch lamps are actually controlled by a 3-way switch, so the same rules as the 3-way switch apply in this case.
Q: How many TCP Dimmable SpringLamps® can
be used on the same dimmer?
A: To compensate for “inrush current” (timed in milliseconds, the initial flow of electrical current that is needed to start
the CFL), TCP recommends dividing the dimmer’s rated wattage in half and then using that wattage number to outfit
the fixture. For example:
600Watt Dimmer ÷ 2 = 300Watts
TCP’s 23W Dimmable CFL: 300 ÷ 23 = 13 lamps
TCP’s 14W Dimmable CFL: 300 ÷ 14 = 21 lamps
TCP’s 16W Dimmable CFL: 300 ÷ 16 = 18 lamps
TCP’s 19W Dimmable CFL: 300 ÷ 19 = 15 lamps
NOTE: Since every dimmer is manufactured differently there may be some variance in these numbers. The above examples are a rough estimate only.
TCP, Inc.
325 Campus Dr. | Aurora, Ohio 44202 | P: 1-800-324-1496 | tcpi.com
©TCP, Inc. MAY 2010/42996B
TCP is proud to have been awarded
ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year 2010.
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