T9 (1 1/8" Tube Diameter)
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TCP 32030 - 30 Watt T9 Circular Fluorescent Light Bulb, 9" Diameter, 2700K
Note that there are two versions of the 32030. This bulb has a tube diameter of
1 1/8". The other version is 3/4" diameter.
Color Temperature: 2700; CRI: 84
Wattage: 30 Watts / 120 Watt Incandescent Equivalent
Average Life: 10,000 Hours
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24 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Can't find in any storeJun 14, 2009
By Rickey D. Shelton
We could not find this particular size (9 inch) circular bulb for our ceiling fan anywhere in town. We went to all the big hardware stores and even a couple of speciality lighting stores with no luck. I even contacted the maker of the ceiling fan and they said they had not heard of that bulb before. Now, how could that be since it is the only bulb that fits in their fan? Amazon is the only place I was able to find the bulb I needed. It is perfect, so we ordered a bunch of them have on hand. Thank you.
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Works great, bright lightDec 06, 2009
Myself like many others have a Hampton Bay fan which takes this bulb. Unfortunately you couldn't buy a replacement buld for it even the day after you brought the fan home. Home Depot, Lowes, etc.. no one had the replacement bulbs.
The packaging was a little lax so when I opened the box to find the bulb OK I was relieved. I haven't had a light in my fan for over a year because I couldn't find the bulbs locally. Decided to check online somewhere and voila. Thank god Amazon had the exact one I needed.
Just FYI for those who have the TCP Circline Adapter you can actually unhook it from the fan and there is a regular bulb socket in the fan! You don't actually need the circular bulb. I didn't realize that until I saw the Circline Adapter here on Amazon under the "Recommended Products" thingy and it had a screw base in the diagram. Check it out.
I absolutely love the circular bulb style because of the way it lights the whole room evenly. Since I got the first one to make sure it works I'll be buying a couple more as spares.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Very Poor Quality - 1 Star is Too ManyAug 31, 2013
The TCP 3500K Circline lightbulb is extremely poor quality. I unknowingly bought a fixture with this bulb in it about 2 years ago and couldn't buy a replacement bulb off the shelf when the original failed. I ordered this one (and exact replacement) but it didn't work right out of the box! It's ridiculously expensive for a bulb, the original only lasted a few years to begin with.
The other thing to beware of - the bulb was held into my fixture with cheap plastic clips. Even though I was careful removing the old bulb one of the 3 clips snapped off. After getting hot over and over the plastic is extremely brittle. In my opinion you shouldn't buy this bulb without also buying the complete set of workings, including the ballast and the clip assembly. It's just not worth the expense or the headache.
When the new bulb came and didn't work I returned it (thank you Amazon!) and replaced the fixture with a new one that takes normal screw in bulbs. I will be more careful in the future and avoid fixtures that take this bulb.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Nice color, don't seem to last long.Dec 18, 2009
I don't have a hard time finding these exact bulbs at my orange home improvement store.
A few years ago I replaced a couple of ceiling lights in my kitchen with MaxLite ceiling fixtures which take these bulbs.
The MaxLite bulbs that came with the fixture had a definite green cast that I associate with fluorescent bulbs. When one of the MaxLite bulbs stopped working, I replaced it with one of these TCP bulbs I found at HD.
The color difference was quite remarkable. The TCP bulb gave off a very natural looking light that didn't have a green cast. The paint colors in the room looked like they were supposed to again. Seeing them side by side forced me to replace the other bulb as well. It sucks to spend so much time trying to pick the right paint colors and then just watching them tint green at night when the lights are on. These bulbs fixed that problem.
Light output is good, color is great. Only downside is they don't seem to last as long as the MaxLite's they replaced. The kitchen gets a lot of use so the lights do stay on for quite some time but there are times when they are cycled on and off for short periods.
Ordering the bulbs online was cheaper than getting them at HD.
As for cost savings, it doesn't seem that great, especially since I'm lucky to get 1-1.5 years out of the bulbs (some half that). I'm probably saving a little, a lot considering I got the fixtures at such a great deal (including bulbs) but it's a bit inconvenient when a bulb goes out. Ordered a couple of replacement sets. Once they go though, I will seriously consider replacing the fixtures with something else. Hopefully in a couple of years there might be a better alternative.
I'm happy with the bulbs when they work, but when they die it can be a hassle and expensive to replace.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Let there be LightApr 23, 2010
By James F. Conroy
Shipping of this item took longer than expected, but it arrived in good condition. It was the correct size and one of two works fine. Purchased a second one for back-up. Had a hard time finding this item in local stores, so was happy I could purchase it at amazon.com!
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