Need Incandescent Light Bulb Alternatives? Try TCP’s Anew!

Mar 7, 2024

The recent ban on incandescent light bulbs has caused some confusion. If you feel overwhelmed looking for incandescent light bulb replacement options, TCP has your back.

Why are incandescent bulbs being banned? They’re extremely inefficient at producing light and don’t last very long. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

The light-obsessed pros at TCP saw this ban coming – so we developed an incandescent light bulb alternative that can help ease the transition into a better light source.

Our Anew line seamlessly replaces those old incandescents. Read on to see how this familiar-looking bulb can become your go-to LED light replacement choice for nearly any incandescent fixture.

What Is an LED Light Bulb?

It’s one thing to hear that LEDs are environmentally friendly, but what does that mean? And how do LED light bulbs work exactly? Here’s the lowdown:

  • LED stands for Light Emitting Diode
  • Diodes are tiny semiconductors
  • These semiconductors convert electrons (aka electricity) into photons, which are visible light

Because these diodes are so small and versatile, they can be configured into many types of residential and commercial LED lighting, from back-lit flat panels to linear high bays to filament lamps.

What Is the Difference Between Standard LED Lights, Incandescent Lights, and Anew Lighting by TCP?

The fact that incandescent bulbs are being banned changes everything – from how to read a light bulb box to how to choose the best lighting for any space. Use this handy comparison to keep the basic differences straight as you learn new terms like lumens and lighting color temperature.

Standard LED Light Bulb

A typical LED light bulb produces light by converting electrons into photons, aka light we can see. The benefits of switching to LED lights from other types of lighting include:

  • Lower electricity bills because they use up to 90% less energy
  • Lower heating and cooling costs because LEDs emit very little heat
  • Less frequent replacements with lifespans of up to 50,000 hours
  • Less stress on our natural resources – which is the main reason for the ban
  • No mercury or other toxic substances

Incandescent LED Light Bulbs

Incandescent bulbs create light by heating a metal filament until it glows. It was a breakthrough technology when Thomas Edison invented it in the 1800s, but it’s got some 21st-century issues. Shortcomings of incandescents include:

  • Excessive heat production
  • Inefficient energy use
  • Short lifespans

Their main benefit was a cheap price tag – and now that they’re banned from production, many people are worried about the cost of LED light alternatives – which are becoming more affordable every day. To ease your mind, check out how LED lighting rebate programs can save you money while making the move to more efficient lights.

Anew Lighting by TCP

We designed Anew LED Lights as the incandescent lighting alternative that makes your switch-up easier. It’s got the same A19 shape and E26 base as those old incandescents, so it’ll fit into your existing fixtures. Plus, it levels up the benefits of other LED light alternatives with cool benefits like:

  • The full spectrum of daylight – for boosted mood
  • No blue light spikes – for fewer vision problems
  • Very little heat output – for less impact on climate control
  • A Color Rendering Index of 98 (out of 100) – for more accurate colors
  • A lifespan of up to 10,000 hours – for fewer replacement hassles
  • Perfect dimming – for custom lighting without the hum
  • Incredibly low energy use – for less impact on the environment
  • Lighting color temperature of 2850K – for that warm, incandescent-like glow

Where Can You Use Anew as an Incandescent Light Bulb Replacement?

You can use Anew anywhere you used regular incandescent light bulbs. That means they’re hassle-free alternative LED lights for:

  • Pendant lights
  • Chandeliers designed for E26 base bulbs
  • Table and floor lamps
  • Residential ceiling and wall fixtures
  • Some recessed lighting

Compare Standard LEDs v Incandescents v Anew Light Bulbs

Are you still unsure about which LED light alternatives to replace your incandescent light bulbs? This graphic lays it out visually so you can make the best choice for your home or business:
An infographic comparing a standard incandescent vs. TCP's Anew LED bulb

TCP Has Your Incandescent Light Bulb Alternatives!

We’re proud to be the most innovative residential and commercial LED lighting manufacturers in the world. Trust our Anew Lighting line of light bulbs to brighten your world without heating up your bottom line.

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