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Torpedo CFL Bulb- 40W Equal - 8 Watt

2400K Incandescent Warm White - 82 CRI - 35 Lumens per Watt - TCP 8T08LV

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Brochures & Spec Sheets

Brand TCP
MPN (Part No.) 8T08LV
Base Type Medium (E26)
Bulb Color Warm White
Bulb Shape Torpedo
Bulb Type CCFL
Case Quantity 12
Start Temp. (Max) 160 Deg. F
Start Temp. (Min) -20 Deg. F
UL Listed Indoor/Outdoor
Warranty 2 Years
Dimmable Yes
Life Hours 25,000
Wattage 8 Watt
Color Temperature 2400 Kelvin
Length 5.8 in.
Diameter 2 in.
Incandescent Equal 40 Watt
CRI 82
Lumens 280
Voltage 120


Excellent for dimming and rapid cycling applications, the TCP 8T08LV dimmable torpedo CCFL is UL listed for indoor or outdoor use and replaces a 40-watt incandescent light bulb. This warm white, 8-watt CCFL features a medium (E26) base, 2400K color temperature, and lasts up to 25,000 life hours. Backed by a 2-year warranty, the TCP 8T08LV torpedo is guaranteed satisfactory illumination for accent and decorative applications.

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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)