Lighting is an essential part of the hospitality industry. Whether it's setting the mood for a formal reception, welcoming guests into a hotel lobby, or creating a relaxing environment in a hotel guest room, light - and how much of it - is important.
Dimming traditional incandescent light bulbs gave hotel managers the option of controlling light levels. And managers cheared when energy-saving dimmable compact fluorescent lamps became available.
However, even though standard dimmable CFLs provide light control, they are finicky. With limited dimming down only to 20 percent of the wattage, flickering when beneath a certain light level, and incompatability with some dimmer switches make them a challenge.
TCP, a leading manufacturer of compact fluorescents, recently introduced the TruDim series of dimmable CFLs which greatly improves performance. The lamps are created to meet the most demanding applications, and are dimmable down to 2 percent with no annoying flicker.
Choose from dimmable R30 and R20 floodlights, A-bulbs, and G25 globes, all available in warm white 27K and 30K; bright white 35K and 41K, and cool white 50K and 65K. And, they have an average life of 12,000 hours.
The dimmable CFL R30 floodlight (4R3016TD)measures 5.4 by 3.7 inches. It uses 16 Watts, but gives off light equivalent to a 65 Watt incandescent. Initial lumens are 650. CRI is 82.
The dimmable CFL R20 floodlight (4R2014TD) measures 5.1 by 2.5 inches. It uses 14 Watts of electricity, but gives off light equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent. Inital lumens are 410. CRI is 82.
The dimmable CFL A-bulb (41315TD) measures 5.5 by 2.4 inches. It uses 15 Watts of electricity, but gives off light equivalent to a 60 Watt incandescent. Initial lumens are 750. CRI is 82.
The dimmable CFL G25 Globe (4G2515TD) measures 5.2 by 3.1 inches. It uses 14 Watts of electricity, but gives off light equivalent to a 60 Watt incandescent. Initial lumens are 750. CRI is 82.
TruDim dimmable CFL lamps are ideal for most dimmable applications, including table lamps, wall sconces, recessed cans, chandeliers, wall and ceiling fixtures. Whether you manage a hotel, run a restaurant, operate a senior living center - wherever variable light output is a plus - TruDim CFL light bulbs give you the light control you need.
View the manufacturers spec sheet here and learn more about TruDim dimmable CFL light bulbs.