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68 of 69 found the following review helpful:
Also fits 13W Clamp-On Lamp OTL13CLWApr 27, 2010
OttLite is a little too coy about describing their replacement lamps.
The lamp I received said nothing about neither TrueColor nor TC10002,
but was in fact an OttLite 13wHW model T13330.
Any PL13 bulb with G23 2-pin base should work;
one pays a premium for the OttLite name
and better color rendering index (CRI).
Amazon sells a pack of 4 Feit PL13 bulbs for
less than one of these.
As with other fluorescent bulbs, lifetime rating
is based on continuous duty. Per Wikipedia,
"If the lamp is installed where it is frequently switched on and off,
it will age rapidly."
65 of 67 found the following review helpful:
ott-lite with magnetic ballastMar 09, 2011
Amazon has a great price for this. I found this exact same bulb at Michaels and used a 40% coupon to pay for it, but wound up returning it to Michaels and purchasing it from Amazon instead because even with the 40% off it was much more expensive at Michaels than Amazon.
Be sure to order the correct type of 13-W bulb for your ott-lite. They now have 2 types, 1 has a magnetic ballast and 1 has an electronic ballast. Here is some info from ott-lite:
Please Read This Important Information Regarding 13 Watt Replacement Tubes Before Purchasing
There are two different types of 13 Watt Replacement Tubes available from OttLite. Although they look similar, there is an important difference that will affect the performance and durability of the bulb itself.
Two Types of 13 Watt Tubes
The older type of 13 Watt Replacement Tube is used in lamps with a magnetic ballast (Option 1). The other, newer kind is used in lamps with an electronic ballast (Option 2). This is an important factor when purchasing a replacement tube, so we've provided this page to provide you the information you need to purchase the correct replacement tube.
How Do I Tell What Tube I Need?
Step 1: When did you purchase your lamp?
* If you purchased your lamp before January 2008, you need to purchase Option 1. Click here to buy now.
* If you purchased your lamp after January 2008, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Is there an "E" on your tube, lamp or bulb box?
* On products sold after January 2008, there will be an "E" marking on lamps (see images below) requiring Option 2 type of tubes. If your tube, lamp or tube box has an "E" on it, you would need to choose Option 2. Click here to buy now.
Step 3: No Product Markings?
* If your lamp, tube or tube box does not have any of the markings, choose Option 1. Keep in mind that the "E" may not necessarily appear on all three locations (the lamp, the box or the tube itself). If you see the "E" on any one or more, you will need Option 2. If not, you need Option 1.
29 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Outrageously Expensive BulbSep 25, 2009
Yes, the daylight-like quality of light is very good, but the bulb life is nowhere near the 10,000 hours claimed for it. In my experience, the bulb lasted about 500 hours, then began rapidly flickering on and off continuously.
26 of 28 found the following review helpful:
The right bulbOct 18, 2009
By Mel Driller
The first time I tried to replace the old bulb, I ordered two of them on line and when I received them is when I found out that these "U" shaped bulbs can have different pin configurations. I had purchased the 4-pin one and that's how I realized that I needed the 2-pin one, which is this one, which is the one I'm very happy with.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
TYPE A bulb, pay attention!Feb 27, 2012
By R. Kendall
Ott-lite makes great lamps, but do pay attention to the specific bulb you are replacing because at least with the 13W, if you purchased your lamp after 2008 (when the bulb should not need replacement already, I agree, but it dimmed inexplicably so I thought I'd at least sort out whether it was the lamp or the bulb), it needs a type E bulb ... but Joann Fabric, where we bought the lamps, and Amazon, amazingly, only sell the type A bulb, or an unlabeled bulb, but definitely not a type E as it clicks and flickers and glows red hot to the point we figure it will just burn itself out! If you have an older lamp, the type A is fine, mind you. But if the base of your lamp or the bulb you are replacing has a capital E, beware!
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