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 100%. Also, heat shortens the life and lumens of an LED, which continues to draw the same wattage regardless of 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.

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 and flood lights is depleted we will be distributing only clear glass bulbs made in the U.S.A..

We still have a fair stock of frosted glass bulbs in 25, 40, 150, 200 and 300 watts...and incandescent floods in 50, 65, 75, 100 and 120 watts. Contact your local Bright Lights USA dealer, or 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 

 

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Newcandescent® 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). 

Newcandescent® 130 volt 60-watt, 590 lumen bulbs @ 2.97 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 Newcandescent® 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.

Newcandescent® BR30/65 watt, 470 lumen flood lights @ $10.15 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 Newcandescent® BR30/65 watt flood, used on a 120 volt circuit, uses 57 watts of power, emits approximately 367 lumens and has an average life of 25-30,000 hours.

 

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Life Comparison:

 

To equal the life of one (1) Newcandescent® 60 watt bulb ($2.97), 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) Newcandescent® 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) Newcandescent® BR30/65 watt flood ($10.15), on a 130 volt circuit, requires five (5) 120 volt $4.00 bulbs ($20.00)

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

 

 

 Features & Benefits of Newcandescent® 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 excellent lumen maintenance
  •   Produce 100% incandescent light

 

 

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

Contact us

Bright Lights USA, Inc.

414 Briarwood Drive
Cleveland, GA 30528

Phone:  866-341-0108 (toll-free)
Fax:        866-341-0108

E-mail:  info@brightlights-inc.com

Our Business Hours

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Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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Some Information Topics;

Incandescent / Newcandescent® History

 

Newcandescent® Life Test    

 

Color Rendering

 

Light Bulb Legislation

 

Newcandescent® vs. Standard Incandescent

 

CFL Information

       Congress, Common-sense and         CFL's

 

LED Information

        Recall

 

Halogen Information

  

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