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TCP 40 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 9 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White Torpedo CFL Bulb

SKU: TEC10709C | Ordering Code: 10709C (Candelabra Base)  | UPC: 762148107101

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Lighting Facts Per Bulb

Brightness 450 lumens
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost $1.08
Based on 3 hrs/day, 11¢/kWh
Cost depends on rates and use
Based on 3 hrs/day7.3 years
Light Appearance
2700 K
Energy Used9 watts

TCP brand 9 Watt compact fluorescent decorative lamp with candelabra base. 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 light to many 40 Watt incandescent lamps while using only 9 Watts of electricity

  • Outstanding life - 8,000 hour rated life is four to eight 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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Energy Used

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

Incandescent/Halogen Equivalent

The wattage value of an incandescent or halogen lamp of similar brightness.
Incandescent/Halogen Equivalent
40 Watts


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.


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

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

Bulb Color

The color of the light produced by a bulb
Bulb Color
Warm White


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.

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)

Brightness (Lumens)

A rating of the initial 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)

Bulb Finish

The surface finish of a bulb, which may affect the quality of the light emitted.
Bulb Finish

Bulb Technology

The technology implemented by the bulb, e.g. incandescent, halogen, LED
Bulb Technology

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)

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)

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)

Contains Mercury (Hg)

Contains some level of the element Mercury. Typically, bulbs containing Mercury display the symbol 'Hg'.
Contains Mercury (Hg)


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TCP 40 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 9 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White Torpedo CFL Bulb

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Perfect for sconce lighting

By aerolark

From Southold, NY

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  • Good warm color
  • Long Life
  • Reduces Energy Costs
  • Runs Cool


  • Slow to warm up

Best Uses

  • Wall sconces

Comments about TCP 40 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 9 Watt, 120 Volt Warm White Torpedo CFL Bulb:

This candelabra (small-base) style is difficult to find via local retailers so I was happy to find these!

The temperature (color) of the bulb comes very close to the warmth of an incandescent.

The bulb runs quite cool which will extend the life of my shades -- at $60 per shade for eight shades - that's important to me!

The torpedo covering over the "snow-cone" tubes is a bit "fat/wide", so the shades aren't as tight-fitting as an incandescent - they're sort-of "balanced" on the bulb. Not a problem, really, since I'm using in wall sconces which don't get bumped or touched often.

They are quite slow to warm up and achieve full brightness (5-10 mins.)
This is typical of "snow-cone" CFLs, so not a big deal for me.

In my use, the lights are turned on at dusk and run all night till bedtime. Just don't expect "instant light" with these bulbs.

The bulbs last a LONG, LONG time.
My recent order replaced two bulbs that were on for about 6-8 hours every night for about FIVE YEARS!

SUPER energy savings. I have eight bulbs in my wall sconces.
Previously, I was using 60 watt incandescent bulbs (8 x 60 = 480 Watts).
These use just 9 watts (8 x 9 = 72 Watts) for the same level of illumination.

Although these bulbs are pricey, the long bulb life and great energy savings PLUS the cool-running temperature more than offsets their cost.

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    Where is this bulb manufactured?
    Asked on 2/2/2012 by Ben from Secaucus, NJ

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      This product is manufactured in China.

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