Friday, July 3, 2009

What are PL-C Light Bulbs?

PL-C Light Bulbs are compact fluorescent plug in light bulbs. There are 2 versions. One is a 2 Pin Plug in PL-C light bulb and another is a 4 Pin Plug in PL-C light bulb. This is the number of pins on the base of the bulb. PL-C literaly stands for "Philips Linear-Cluster."

These cfl light bulbs have a life span of 10,000 hours for the 2-Pin version and 12,000 hours for the 4-Pin version.

PL-C light bulbs come in the following wattages: 13, 18 and 26 for the regular 2 pin version; 20 and 27 watts for the 15mm tube version; and then 13, 18 and 26 for the 4 pin version. Most wattages are available in 827, 830, 835 and 841 color ranges. The 15 mm bulbs only come in 827.

You can not interchange the wattages for these bulbs. The base is different for each variation and thus the only flexibility you have is in choosing a color.

Holly Eddins

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