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Torpedo CFL Bulb - 30W Equal - 5 Watt

2850K Warm White - 82 CRI - 40 Lumens per Watt - MicroBrite MB-540DP

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UL Listed Indoor/Outdoor
UPC 706762499716
MPN (Part No.) MB-540DP
Order Code 5W/C11/CL/PW
Wattage 5 Watt
Voltage 120
Start Temp. (Min) 5 Deg. F
Start Temp. (Max) 105 Deg. F
Lumens 200
Life Hours 25,000
Incandescent Equal 30 Watt
CRI 82
Case Quantity 30
Base Type Candelabra (E12)
Length 4.5 in.
Dimmable Yes
Bulb Color Warm White
Color Temperature 2850 Kelvin
Bulb Type CCFL
Warranty 2 Years
Bulb Shape Torpedo
Brand Litetronics MicroBrite


The Litetronics MicroBrite MB-540DP torpedo lamp is excellent for dimming and rapid cycling applications. Operating at 5 watts and 120 volts, this dimmable CCFL replaces a 30-watt incandescent light bulb. It features a candelabra (E12) base, 2850K color temperature, and an average life of 25,000 hours. This torpedo cold cathode lamp is ideal for accent lighting, chandeliers, sanctuaries, and theaters.

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Important Note

BEFORE you turn on a dimmable CCFL light bulb...

Please understand that dimmable cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL) light bulbs will not work properly at the same voltage settings used for incandescent light bulbs. If you simply replace your incandescent light bulbs without adjusting your dimmer, your new dimmable CCFL light bulbs will flicker and extinguish at the low voltage setting. Therefore, we recommend the following procedure when installing dimmable CCFL light bulbs:

  1. Turn off the power to your current incandescent light bulbs.
  2. Replace the incandescents with your new dimmable CCFL light bulbs.
  3. Re-energize the lighting circuit with your dimmer in the "full light" setting.
  4. Slowly dim your new CCFL light bulbs until they just begin to flicker.
  5. From that point, raise the light level slightly until all CCFL light bulbs are operating without flicker at a dimmed level. Set this level as your new "low setting."

This procedure should prevent flickering, extinguishing at low levels, and early failure of CCFL light bulbs. If, however, these difficulties occur, replace any CCFL light bulb with an incandescent light bulb. The addition of an incandescent or inductive load will stop the flicker, allow a lower light level setting, and should prolong the life of your CCFL light bulbs. Please let us know if we can help in any other way. (3/7/10)