AURORA, Ohio, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TCP, Inc. is pleased to announce the product availability of its new TruDim™ CFL series – the first fully dimmable compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). The revolutionary CFL design greatly improves the dimming range, warm-up time and life expectancy of current dimmable CFL technology.
"This is really an exciting improvement," TCP CEO Ellis Yan said. "For the first time we have energy-efficient CFLs which dim to the same low levels as incandescent bulbs. Add nearly instant warm-up and longer life – rated at 12,000 hours under normal use - and you see what an accomplishment the TruDim™ CFL series is."
- TCP-exclusive Advanced IC Chip Control
- 100% to 2% Dimming Range
- Human-eye matching dimming performance
- Low-dim Level Starting Capability
- Patent-pending Ballast Technology
The lamps incorporate TCP's advanced digital InstaBright™ technology which allows full brightness 75% faster than comparable CFLs. TruDim™ also allows for turning on the lights at a low-dimming level, eliminating the need to set the dimmer to full-on when the lights are turned on.
TCP's TruDim™ CFLs are available in 16 watt R30, in a variety of color temperatures, from soft white 2700-Kelvin to Daylight 6500-Kelvin. 14watt R20 and other items are planned and will be announced when ready.
All TCP CFL products are tested and certified to meet/exceed FCC, UL and RoHS certification requirements. And TCP currently has over 100 products which earned the US Department of Energy's "Energy Star" designation. TCP is also the proud recipient of the DOE's 2010 "Energy Star Partner of the Year" award for the second consecutive year.
About TCP, Inc.
TCP, Inc., the global leader in energy efficient lighting innovations, is dedicated to creating high-quality products that are brighter, longer lasting and better for the environment. Headquartered outside Cleveland, Ohio, the company markets a variety of energy efficient lighting products for professional, specifier and consumer markets under several brands, including TCP Pro, SpringLight™ and DuraBright™. TCP's extensive product line includes compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED lamps and fixtures, cold cathode lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, linear lamps, ballast and fixtures. TCP is a privately held company employing more than 200 people in Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit us at www.tcpi.com or call (800) 324-1496.
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