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CFL History: GU24 Bulb

Jun 2, 2017

TCP Has a Rich History Meeting the Market Demands with CFLs

TCP has a history for solely focusing on energy efficiency. We were one of the biggest manufacturers of CFL bulbs, a market that was largely ignored by bigger manufactures. In fact, did you know that TCP was one of the first to commercialize circular or U-shaped CFLs? That’s right, no matter what the needs were in retail, hospitality and restaurant markets, TCP was there to provide a solution for energy efficiency.

We have experience in providing solutions to meet the needs within many lighting applications. Prior to the LED solutions, CFLs got a boost when electricity shortages in California and neighboring states promoted utilities to subsidize the bulbs to reduce electricity demand. And guess who came to the rescue? You guessed it. TCP was a lighting manufacture who could help these states by providing them with energy efficient solutions, such as these CFL bulbs.

3 Examples on How TCP Met the Needs for Efficiency

South City Restaurant

Restaurants, like South City, were forced to look at energy efficient options and were looking to lighting manufacturers for help. Lighting manufacturers had to develop solutions to fit their needs while providing efficiency. However, this was a struggle for some manufacturers who didn’t have products like TCP’s TruDim® CFL lamps. These lamps were a smooth, dimmable lighting option that closely followed the incandescent dimming curve.

The Dixie Shop

The Dixie Shop is a discounted grocery store that was looking for quality CFLs for their lamp replacements. TCP’s CFLs helped create an experience for customers by having high lumen output – up to 4200 lumens. TCP’s SpringLight™ CFL lamps was a fit for their needs because they still provide energy savings and longer life than an incandescent lamp.

Jefferson Hotel

Another example on how TCP came to the rescue was the Jefferson Hotel. TCP had a variety of base type options for preventing theft, such as the GU 24 base types. With the bi-pin and twist-lock connectors, hotel guests weren’t tempted to steal these lamps because of the base type. TCP’s CFL lamps with the GU24 base prevented the hotel’s ROI from getting compromised. With TCP’s fast run-up times, hotel guests didn’t have to wait for full brightness when flipping on a switch.

Contact your TCP sales representative for more information, or find your local lighting distributor today.

57% of hotel visitors in the UK have admitted to taking light bulbs. 

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