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50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb

SKU: TEC8020142 | Ordering Code: 14W, R20 CFL 2700K (2-Packs)

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Product Details

Brand

TCP

Energy Used

A rating, expressed in watts, to indicate the rate at which a lamp consumes energy. Also known as wattage value.
 
Energy Used
14 Watts

Volts

A measure of "electrical pressure" between two points. The voltage specification of an incandescent lamp is the electrical "pressure" required to drive it at its designed point. The "voltage" of a ballast (e.g. 120 V) refers to the line voltage coming from the power source and is connected to the ballast.
 
Volts
120

Bulb Shape

The description of the general appearance of a lamp/bulb consists of a letter(s) followed by a number. The letter indicates the shape of the bulb and the number relates to the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch. For example, a common household bulb is the A-19. The bulb is "A" shape and the diameter would be nineteen 8ths of an inch, or 2 3/8".
 
Bulb Shape
R-20

Base

The end (or ends) of the lamp that fits into the socket.
 
Base
Medium (E26)

Diameter (in)

Light bulbs: a measurement of a bulb's width taken at the widest point of the bulb. Fixtures: the measurement across the widest point of a circular fixture.
 
Diameter (in)
2.5

Length (in)

Also referred to as "Maximum Overall Length" (MOL). For light bulbs, it measures the length of a light bulb, from the top of the bulb to the bottom of the base or pins and is typically expressed in inches. For light fixtures and ballasts, it applies to the total horizontal length of the item.
 
Length (in)
4.25

Average Rated Life (hr)

A measurement of the average length of time, between first use and the point when 50% of the lamps tested have stopped functioning, , using an operating cycle of 3 hours on, 20 minutes off.
 
Average Rated Life (hr)
8000

Brightness (Lumens)

A rating of the inital light output of a bulb, rated after 100 hrs of operation. Lumens are a measure of how much light falls on one square foot of area, one foot away from the light source.
 
Brightness (Lumens)
495

Finish

Light bulbs: the coating applied to the bulb causing light to be emitted in certain colors or color temperatures (see Color Temperature). Popular finishes include clear, frosted, colors (amber, blue, green, red, etc.) as well as color temperature designations ranging from warm white (2700K) to natural daylight (6500K). Fixtures: the decorative finish of the item.
 
Finish
Warm White

CRI

Color Rendering Index is an international system used to rate a lamp's ability to render object colors. The higher the CRI (based upon a 0-100 scale) the richer and more accurately colors generally appear. CRI differences among lamps are not usually visible to the eye unless the difference is more than 3-5 points.
 
CRI
82

Color Temperature (Kelvin)

An expression of the hue of the light emitted, measured in degrees Kelvin. Usually expressed by a four digit number followed by (k), such as 2700k. Higher temperatures indicate whiter, "cooler" colors, while lower temperatures indicate yellower, "warmer" colors. Some common Kelvin temperature benchmarks are 2700k (warm white), 3500k (neutral white), 4100k (cool white), 5000k (bright white), and 6500k (daylight).
 
Color Temperature (Kelvin)
2700K

Energy Star Qualified

Energy Star is a program created jointly by the U.S, Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help people save money and protect the environment by using energy-efficient electronics and appliances. Energy Star-qualified devices use less energy without compromising functionality.
 
Energy Star Qualified
Yes

Bulb Technology

The technology implemented by the bulb, e.g. incandescent, halogen, LED
 
Bulb Technology
CFL
Description
 
Reviews
 
Q & A

TCP brand ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt compact fluorescent reflector lamp. R20 size and shape replaces 50 Watt R20 lamp and fits into the track lighting fixtures used often in both homes and businesses. Warm white color and high color rendering mean you'll never know the difference, at least until you get your electric bill.

  • Outstanding energy efficiency - provides equivalent or greater light to most 50 Watt incandescent R20 lamps while using only 14 Watts of electricity

  • Outstanding life - 8,000 hour rated life is two to four times as long as most incandescent lamps

  • Outstanding value - replace your existing lamps with more energy efficient technology, at a competitive price

NOT RECOMMENDED for use with control devices such as sensors or dimmers, may shorten lamp life

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TCP50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reduces energy costs (4)
  • Bright (3)
  • Runs cool (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small lamps (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (3), Quality oriented (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Jon

    From Springfield, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

          Used for track lighting

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          3.0

          NOT TOO BRIGHT

          By GRAMPS

          From MARBLEHEAD MA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Runs Cool

          Cons

          • Ng Next To Halogen
          • Weak Light

          Best Uses

          • Individual Bulbs
          • Small Lamps

          Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

          DO NOT MIX TYPES IN TRACK LIGHTS
          SHOULD SHOW KELVIN COMPARISON IN AD

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          2.0

          slow to warm up and get bright

          By Greg

          From Livermore CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good price

          Cons

          • Dim at first

          Best Uses

            Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

            These bulbs will save me money, but waiting a couple of minutes to warm up and get bright is a major disadvantage.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Very slow to warm up

            By FoggySF

            From San Francisco, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Cheap

            Cons

            • Slow to warm up
            • Weak Light

            Best Uses

              Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

              I was delighted to find such a cheap price on PAR20 CFL's. After I installed them, I could see why they're so cheap. The light is so dim, I can barely see my shoes. It takes a good 15-30 seconds to warm up enough to be able to see my shoes. After they warm up, they're excellent. But it takes too long for me, so I returned them.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              They work...

              By S

              From Aurora, Co

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Long Life
              • Reduces Energy Costs
              • Runs Cool

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Lighting
                • Kitchen
                • Small Lamps

                Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

                We replaced the incandescent bulbs in the track lights for our displays and so far things have been fine. The work as expected.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Really slow to turn on

                By waiting in the dark

                From Western Mass

                About Me Quality Oriented, Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Reduces Energy Costs
                • Runs Cool

                Cons

                • Slow to turn on

                Best Uses

                • General Lighting

                Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

                I am happy with the quality of light and the energy savings but very slow to turn on compared to others I have used. Not bad enough for me to return but takes some getting use to (at least so far in winter)

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                Low energy consumption

                By None

                From Orcas Island

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reduces Energy Costs

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Lamps

                  Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

                  Low energy consumption.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very pleased, achives full bright realy

                  By Sparky

                  From Stony Brook, New York

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bright
                  • Reduces Energy Costs

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about TCP 50 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, ENERGY STAR Qualified 14 Watt, R20 Warm White Compact Fluorescent Medium Base Bulb:

                    I had chosen this bulb due to the difficult location of the fixture, hoping it will last for many years,

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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