An official COVID-19 update from TCPi. Read More

A Rich History with CFL Bulbs

Commercial

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.

Related Articles

Covid – Urgency Means Fast

Urgency Means Fast. TCP Lighting Helps the Urgent Response to COVID-19 with Efficiency and Quality Never before has there been an urgent need for high quality, well-lit spaces designed to contain a public health crisis.  This is an extraordinary time. We have all...

Utility Rebates: All You Need to Know

Utility Rebates: All You Need to Know

TCP is a leader in the utility rebate industry and manages the majority of the process for you. We partner with utilities in every state to encourage adoption of energy-efficient light. There are numerous ways you can save by taking part in our utility rebate...

It’s Filament February at TCP

It’s Filament February at TCP

Are you building a new home in 2020, or just refreshing some rooms for the new year and decade? Either way, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the full line of TCP’s filament products. Why, you ask? The products are energy efficient.  They use up to 85 percent...

Online Quote
0