Incandescent Information

Still the best...

               ...warm, soft glow

               ...lumen maintenance

               ...color rendering

               ...for the environment

 

Were you aware.....that incandescent lighting has the best lumen (light) maintenance over it's lifetime?

Incandescents have a lumen depreciation of 10-15%, CFL's around 20%, and LED's up to 100%. Also, heat shortens the life and lumens of an LED, which continues to draw the same wattage regardless of the light output.

Read the basics here.

Did you know.....that incandescent lighting has the highest attainable CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 100, providing the best visual perception of colors?

You always want to consider your lighting in the selection of furniture, paint, etc. for your home. Objects are likely to look very different under flourescent or LED lighting than they will under incandescent or natural light, so view them under the same light you have in your home. See CRI chart here.

The future for American made incandescents....

 

Foreign bulb manufacturers, and our EPA, have effectively ended the production of frosted glass incandescent light bulbs, and flood lights, in the United States. Those bulbs are now being manufactured in China, Mexico and other countries for import into this country. U.S. bulb manufacturers are now having to import incandescent frosted glass bulbs from China, in order to have the product for their customers.

Clear glass 130v rough service bulbs will still be manufactured in the United States, and Bright Lights USA will continue to distribute them. Our business is based on supporting United States manufacturing and American workers, so once our supply of frosted glass bulbs is depleted we will be distributing only clear glass bulbs made in the U.S.A..

Many of the retail dealers served by Bright Lights USA still have a fair stock of frosted glass bulbs in 25, 40, 60, 75, 100, 150, 200 and 300 watts...and incandescent floods in 50, 65, 75, 100 and 120 watts. For assistance in locating a dealer that might have what you need please call us toll-free at 866-341-0108.

Five Myths About the Federal Incandescent Light Bulb Ban:

Last Light: Final Phaseout of Incandescent Bulbs Jan. 1 

 

http://fxn.ws/1dxeUmH 

  Bright Lights AMERICAN vs. Standard Incandescents

 

We invite you to compare, as we did, at one of our local dollar stores carrying some incandescent light bulbs (there were no 100 watt bulbs). They had a 4 pack of 60-watt bulbs for $1.35, and a BR30/65 watt flood light for $4.00. Both were 120 volt bulbs.

 

 

The 60 watt, 560 lumen bulbs @ 33.75 cents each are rated to last 1.4 years at 3 hours per day. That is 511 days x 3 hours = 1533 hours per bulb. (The usual life rating for 120 volt Standard bulbs is 750 hours or .8 years @ 3 hrs per day). 

Bright Lights AMERICAN 130 volt 60-watt, 590 lumen bulbs @ $2.99 each are rated to last 9.13 years at 3 hours per day. That is 3333 days x 3 hours = 10,000 hours per bulb.

A Bright Lights AMERICAN 60 watt bulb, used on a 120 volt circuit, uses 53 watts of power, emits approximately 457 lumens and has an average life of 25-30,000 hours.

 

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The BR30/65 watt, 700 lumen flood lights @ $4.00 each are rated to last 1.8 years at 3 hours per day. That is 657 days x 3 hours = 1971 hours per bulb.

Bright Lights AMERICAN BR30/65 watt, 650 lumen flood lights @ $9.99 each are rated to last 9.13 years at 3 hours per day. That is 3333 days x 3 hours = 10,000 hours per bulb.

A Bright Lights AMERICAN BR30/65 watt flood, used on a 120 volt circuit, uses 57 watts of power, emits approximately 487 lumens and has an average life of 25-30,000 hours.

 

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Life Comparison:

 

To equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN 60 watt bulb ($2.99), on a 130 volt circuit, requires seven (7) of the 120 volt 33.75 cent bulbs ($2.36) ...and to equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN bulb, on a 120 volt circuit, requires at least sixteen (16) bulb changes at 33.75 cents each ($5.40).

 

To equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN BR30/65 watt flood ($9.99), on a 130 volt circuit, requires five (5) 120 volt $4.00 bulbs ($20.00)

...and to equal the life of one (1) Bright Lights AMERICAN flood, on a 120 volt circuit, requires at least twelve (12) bulb changes at $4.00 each ($48.00).

 

 

 Features & Benefits of Bright Lights American bulbs:

  •   Are Made in the U.S.A.
  •   Are 130 volt rough service
  •   Have a thick tungsten filament mounted on 7 supports
  •   Are resistant to shock, vibrations and power surges.
  •   Have a 10,000 hour average life @130 volts (9+ years)
  •   Have thicker glass and contain Krypton gas    
  •   Have a non-stick brass base to prevent corrosion
  •   Have a natural soft, warm glow (2700k)
  •   Have excellent lumen maintenance
  •   Produce 100% incandescent light (CRI=100)
  •   Are environmentally safe -No special disposal required

 

 

To save energy, find the bulb with the light output you need, then choose the one with the lowest wattage.

130v Rough Service Bulb Test:

THE LIGHT WENT OUT IN GEORGIA...

Susan Erwin at Sanders Supply/The Lighting Studio, in Thomaston, GA, conducted her own test on the life of Newcandescent® bulbs. On September 1, 2013 she put one of our A-19 bulbs in a lighting studio lamp that stays on 24 hours a day. That bulb went out in mid-January of 2016, when she unplugged the lamp. On plugging the lamp back in the bulb would not light. That bulb burned well beyond the guaranteed 10,000 hours and lasted in excess of 20,450 hours or 2 years and 4 months.

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Newcandescent® and Bright Lights American brand bulbs are guaranteed to last 10,000 hours (9.13 years @ 3 hours a day or 13.7 months @ 24 hours a day). They are also warranted for 2 years from the date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship.

A defective Newcandescent® bulb, or one that fails to meet the guarantee, should be returned (with your purchase receipt and lighting hours information) to your point of purchase for replacement, or to Lumen, Inc, 11 Leuning St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606.

Bright Lights American brand bulbs should be returned for replacement to the Bright Lights served dealer where you purchased it, or to Bright Lights USA, 414 Briarwood Drive, Cleveland, GA 30528.

Any questions concerning bulb returns should be directed to Bright Lights USA at 1-866-341-0108.

Contact us:

Bright Lights USA, Inc.

414 Briarwood Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528

Phone:   866-341-0108 (toll-free)
Fax:        706-400-4450 /348-7499 

E-mail:  info@brightlights-inc.com

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Some Information Topics;

Light Bulb Legislation

Incandescent Information

      Lumen Maintenance

      Color Rendering

      Light Bulb Disposal

      Future  

      Bright Lights AMERICAN                    vs. Standard Incandescents

      Newcandescent® Life Test    

CFL Information

      Congress, Common-sense and              CFL's (video)

      Health/Safety

      Disposal/Recycling

LED Information

      Lumen Maintenance

      Color Rendering

      Health/Safety

      Disposal/Recycling

      U.S.A. Assembled

      Recall

Halogen Information

      Health/Safety

      Disposal

      Comparisons

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