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Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
Challenger Lighting Company partners with Technical Consumer Products (TCP) to offer you the convenience of purchasing energy saving light bulbs with your fixtures and portable lamps.
TCP is the world’s leading manufacturer of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Named a 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we support their efforts to make a lighter impact on the environment.
What are energy efficient light bulbs?
Known as compact fluorescent light bulbs, spirals/spring lamps, CFLs or LEDs, these bulbs fit into standard Edison-based light sockets, use 75% less energy and last up to seven times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Some feature a self-ballasted base instead of the conventional ballast required for linear tube fluorescents.
Why switch to energy efficient light bulbs?
Because they reduce CO2 emissions, a great way to save the environment and the planet, and they also save money. Each bulb saves approximately $55 in energy costs over the life of the bulb.
How do energy efficient bulbs help the environment?
By using less energy, we're pumping less carbon emissions into the air—and carbon is the main gas that causes climate change.
What lamp do I specify or order from Challenger Lighting?
Challenger Lighting specifications list a CFL equivalent to standard incandescent lamps. Should your project require Title 20 CA compliance, you may need to specify pin-based lamping (GU-24). Please note, due to shipping limitations we do not stock linear fluorescent tubes.
What is a GU24 Lamp?
Similar to a screw-base CFL, but instead, the lamp connects to the GU24 socket with pins. This eliminates the possibility of using a standard incandescent lamp and meets Title 20 CA legislation requirements.
What is an LED Lamp?
Light-emitting diodes combine long life (50,000+ hours), low heat and low energy consumption with a very compact, flexible size. LED technology advances bring new efficiency to fixtures, allowing smaller lighting designs and lower maintenance (less re-lamping). Challenger Lighting is a pioneer working with LED lamps in commercial settings—we’ve produced LED headboard fixtures since 2004.
What color do I specify?
Light sources can create visual atmospheres that are warm or cool in appearance. Color temperature (expressed in Kelvins, K) is one way to describe a lamp’s color tone. The higher the color temperature, the cooler or more blue the light appears. Conversely, the lower the color temperature, the warmer or more golden the light appears.
- Warm Tone (2700-3000K) Ideal for low light levels, where you want to emphasize the appearance of people and furnishings. Good color contrast, appropriate for dining areas, simulates the closest color to incandescent lamps.
- Moderate Tones (3000-4000K) Suitable for nearly all applications, brings out colors strongly. Use in executive suites, conference rooms.
- Cool Tone (4000+K) Practical for higher light levels. Renders all colors well, but emphasizes blues and greens.
Can I get CFL Information for LEED Certification?
Yes, we have information about mercury content, rated life, mean lumens and picogram ratings. You can request all the details from our Challenger Lighting customer service team.