MicroBrite MB-543DP - 5W - Dimmable Flame Tip CCFL
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MicroBrite MB-543DP - 5 Watt

Dimmable Flame Tip CCFL - 30 W Equal - Warm White - 25,000 Life Hours

 

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Save electricity and the environment without compromising on looks with this Micro-Brite MB-543DP cold cathode fluorescent lamp by Litetronics. Micro-Brite is an excellent alternative to traditional incandescent lighting. Micro-Brite lamps burn for 25,000 hours on average (5x the life of traditional incandescent lamps), are flashable, and use 90% less energy to generate more light. With their long life and durability, Micro-Brite lamps can significantly reduce repair and replacement costs. 1000bulbs.com supports energy conservation and these compact fluorescent bulbs are an environmentally friendly and money saving alternative to traditional incandescent lighting.

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Specifications

Stock Code:  FC05-MB543DP
Part No.:  MB-543DP
UPC:  706762557218
Voltage:  120
Bulb Shape:  Flame Tip
Base Type:  Lock-Out Medium
Color Temperature:  2850 Kelvin
Length:  4.875 in.
Life Hours:  25,000
Start Temp. (Min):  5 Deg. F
UL Listed:  Indoor/Outdoor
Case Quantity:  30
 
 
Brand:  Litetronics MicroBrite
Order Code:  5W/C11/CL/PW/BENTTIP
Wattage:  5 Watt
Bulb Color:  Warm White
Bulb Type:  CCFL
Dimmable:  Yes
CRI:  82
Incandescent Equal:  30 Watt
Lumens (Initial):  200
Start Temp. (Max):  105 Deg. F
Warranty:  2 Years
 

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)

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice little bulb Very nice that is dimmable! January 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dimming Works. Questionable Durability I use these in a dimmed fixture and they work properly with the dimmer (X10) and look very nice with the flame tip design. Typically I have to replace them right around the end of the warranty (~ 2 yrs) with some lasting longer while others failed more quickly. The quoted Life Hours is 25,000 hours (2.9 yrs if ON 24hrs a day) which I am not even close to getting. By my calculations I get around 7000 hours before they fail (1 ON/OFF cycle per day typically.) However, not all dimming circuits are created equal and it may be the cause of them failing so you may get different results. June 7, 2011
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