TCP Introduces New CFL Products at Hardware Show

May 11, 2011, 10:00 ET from TCP

AURORA, Ohio, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TCP, the world's leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting solutions, is introducing an extensive array of new compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) products and product enhancements at this week's Hardware Show in Las Vegas, NV.  These exciting new products, introduced under the TCP Lightstyles™ brand name, further enhance TCP's comprehensive offering of energy efficient CFLs and pave the way for a smooth transition into the government mandated move away from inefficient incandescent light bulbs.

Leading the product line-up are TCP's new high-performance dimmable CFLs.  These lamps reach full brightness in seconds and dim smoothly down to 2% with zero low-end flicker.  The patent-pending micro-chip ballast componentry featuring GreenChip™ Technology by NXP helps to better manage lamp voltage, resulting in unprecedented dimming performance.  "These lamps combine powerful performance with intelligent design," said Jim Connolly, Sr. Vice President – Retail, of TCP.  "TCP Lightstyles™ dimming CFLs perform just like an incandescent, but unlike an incandescent, provide the highest levels of energy efficiency and long life."    

Additionally, the new Lightstyles™ family includes an expanded line of InstaBright™ and instant start products, offering even better CFL lamp performance.  These new non-dimming CFLs also feature TCP's micro-chip technology to speed start-up and run-up time by more than 100% vs. the previous generation of products.  These CFLs also offer a rated life of 18 years - more than double that of most CFLs available today.

TCP is also introducing its new Remote Controlled CFL System featuring integrated wireless communication capability.  These lamps can be fully controlled from anywhere inside the house using the handheld remote.  This exciting new technology allows an unlimited number of CFLs to be programmed to one of four different "channels" on the remote.      

TCP has also upgraded many of its popular InstaBright fast-starting covered CFLs to include Armor Coat™ technology as a standard feature.  Armor Coat™ is a durable polymer coating that keeps the glass and bulb contents contained in case of breakage. The coating creates something similar to a protective skin around the bulb that gives peace of mind to the user without sacrificing any of the light output or performance.  This bulb is safe for use in kids' rooms, around pets, and food preparation areas.  Now the industry's fastest starting CFLs are also the safest.  

TCP is the global leader in energy efficient lighting innovations dedicated to creating high-quality products that are brighter, longer lasting and better for the environment.  From its U.S. headquarters outside Cleveland, Ohio, the company markets a variety of energy efficient lighting products for professional, specifier and consumer markets under several brands including TCP, TCP Pro, SpringLight™, DuraBright™ Lightstyles™, and TCP EcoVations™.  TCP's extensive product line includes compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED lamps and fixtures, halogen lamps, cold cathode lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, as well as a linear fixtures, lamps, and ballast offerings.  TCP is a privately held company employing more than 200 people in Northeast Ohio.  For more information, visit us at or call (800) 324-1496.


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