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15W Incandescent Equivalent, 25000 Hour, 2.6 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White DIMMABLE LED Decorative Bulb.

SKU: LDCT3WH30K | Ordering Code: LDCT3WH30K

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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
3 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
Torpedo

Base

The end (or ends) of the lamp that fits into the socket.
 
Base
Candelabra (E12)

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)
1.2

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

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)
25000

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)
81

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)
3000K

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
LED

Dimmable

Indicates whether a bulb can be dimmed in conjunction with a suitable dimmer control.
 
Dimmable
Yes

Product Notes: Equivalent to 15 - 25W Replacement. Excessive or Continuous Heat Build-up will Drastically Reduce the Life of LED Products. Well Ventilated AND Open Fixtures Are Required for Proper Light Output and Product Life. DO NOT HOT-SWAP THIS BULB-Turn Off Power To Fixture Before Installation.

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Q & A

TCP Brand 2.6 Watt DIMMABLE lamp generates as much light as many 15 Watt traditional incandescent lamps.

  • Perfect to use anywhere you are using a 15 Watt decorative incandescent lamp with E12 candelabra base

  • No lead or mercury means easy and environmentally safe disposal

  • 81 Lumens initial light output is comparable to most 15 Watt incandescent lamps, while saving 12 Watts in electricity

  • VERY long life - rated to still put out 70% as much light after 25,000 hours of operation as it does when brand new

  • Energy Star qualified

 CHECK PRODUCT FIT BEFORE INVESTING IN MANY - Product May Not Fit in Your Fixture.  Also, NOT RECOMMENDED for use in enclosed fixtures because heat buildup can shorten life.  DO NOT "hot swap" this lamp.  Turn off fixture before replacing existing bulb.

 

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TCP15W Incandescent Equivalent, 25000 Hour, 2.6 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White DIMMABLE LED Decorative Bulb.
 
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5.0

Looks Great!

By Experimenter

From Williamstown, MA

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Lamps

      Comments about TCP 15W Incandescent Equivalent, 25000 Hour, 2.6 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White DIMMABLE LED Decorative Bulb.:

      Fits in well in the house.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best vs. 4 other 2-4 W. LED candelabras

      By Ov3rTheHill

      From Los Angeles

      About Me Hopeless Engineer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Multiple LEDs
      • Reduces Energy Costs
      • Runs Cool

      Cons

      • Spectral Lines Not Broad

      Best Uses

      • Dimmable Chaneliers

      Comments about TCP 15W Incandescent Equivalent, 25000 Hour, 2.6 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White DIMMABLE LED Decorative Bulb.:

      * (precis) The TCP is in my opinion the best LED candelabra I've evaluated compared against three others
      * (excellent) Unlike some other LED candelabra bulbs, these TCPs did not need socket extenders to fit my chandelier fixture. The internal ballast is that small.
      * (surprise) Used 7 of these in a chandelier that's on 8 to 12 hours a day that has 9 sockets; used to have 9 40 Watt incandescent bulbs. Kept 40 Watt incandescents in two sockets because I want to keep enough of the full "golden glow" all-colors spectrum of incandescents; 2 incandescents plus 7 LEDs was enough to do that
      * (good) With 9 40-Watt incandescents, power rate was 360 Watts, now it's about 100 Watts with 2x40 Watt Incandescents + 7x3 Watt TCP LEDs. That saves about 2 to 2-1/2 KW-H per *day* with my usage of 8 to 12 hours per day in just one fixture.
      * (good compromise for me - your opinion may be different) I could almost double that energy savings if I went to 9 TCP LEDs but the color quality of the TCPs alone, even being subjectively the best of all LED candelabras I compared, and better than any CFL, was to me still visibly less warm than Incandescent, particularly when dimmed. Keeping two of 9 sockets on Incandescent works well enough for me.
      * (excellent) Dims better than incandescent in that these TCP LEDs can get to very very low light levels on an ordinary dimmer -- levels unreachably low compared to Incandescents
      * (not so great) The color spectrum doesn't shift to warmer reds and oranges when dimmed as with Incandescents. Might call it a "silver" color rather than a "gold" color when dimmed, but "glow" isn't the word for LEDs yet... In a multiple socket fixture, keeping one or two sockets on Incandescents is what I do.
      * (excellent) The many LEDs in the TCP bulb give a interesting multiple-small-point-sources appearance that is no harder to look at directly than an incandescent. From many viewing positions, its geometry mimics the "base-of-the-flame" arced-filament of incandescent candelabras (good). All other LEDs (except one having a bubble-like diffuser) have single very bright emission mirror, too bright to look at directly and which projects onto the ceiling and walls any cuttings and etchings on, and edges of flat otherwise-transparent-glass-panes of some fixtures might have. This can be a likeable effect.
      * (excellent) The in-base-ballast is the best-sized of the 4 LED candelabras I evaluated. It fits my fixtures without having to use socket extenders.
      * (middeling) Ballast gets warmer than warm, but not too hot to touch. Is in the middle of the 4 LED candelabras I compared. A hot ballast means wasted energy, perhaps ballast failure before the LED-itself fails. As with CFLs, we wont really know about real bulb lifetimes for a few years.
      * (overall best-of-class, best attention to detail, may be brightest, nice to have alternate envelope options) Of all the LEDs I compared, this one seems to me best on dimming performance, least-far-from-incandescent in color quality (though they *all* have a way to go on that), and general appearance when on. When off, who cares about bulb appearance, other than some hopeless engineer, who might even like it?
      * (comment) TCP's apparent use of multiple-low-power-LEDs inside the bulb [else a more complex internal beam splitting and windowing arrangement] seems to yield subjectively better results compared to the transparent column+mirror-on-top or bubble-diffuser approach of the others.
      * (comment) I can't score any of the LED candelabras a 5 of 5 because incandescent candelabras are the gold standard in terns of broadness of color spectrum -- and all LED candelabras are used as incandescent replacements, so the comparison *is* apt.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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