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New Family of Bulbs Good for Higher Temps

March 12, 2010 Industry News
Industry NewsBuilding on its extensive line of energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps, Bulbrite introduced the Amalgam CFL Triple 4-Pin family featuring improved Amalgam technology to perform better in higher temperature applications. Bulbrite is a leading supplier of innovative, energy-efficient light source solutions and the premier educational resource for lamping technology.

The new Amalgam CFL Triple 4-Pin family was engineered with enhanced Amalgam technology, a mercury alloy, and an upgraded replacement for traditional liquid and pellet-dosed mercury. Amalgam provides better mercury vapor control in the lamp, which results in better overall performance. The new pin-based CFLs deliver a wide operating temperature range of up to 110° C, a universal burn with a stable light output, and a low amount of mercury. This application of Amalgam technology significantly reduces start-up time, which is a common problem often associated with other Amalgam-based products.

Designed to fit into recessed downlights, ceiling fixtures, and wall sconces for residential, hospitality, industrial, retail, and commercial applications, the Amalgam Pin-based CFLs are designed with 4-pin electrical connections and can be used with dimmable electronic ballasts. The minimum starting temperature is 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

The CFL Triple 4-Pin series features five styles: an 18-watt CFL with a 1,200 lumen output; a 26-watt CFL delivering 1800 lumens; a 32-watt CFL with a 2400 lumen output; a 42-watt CFL delivering 3,200 lumens; and a 57-watt CFL with a 4,300 lumen output.

All are T4 bulb types with a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 82. Each style is available in three different color temperatures: warm 3000K, neutral 3500K, and cool 4100K. Long-lasting pin-based CFLs offer an average life of 10,000 hours.
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