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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23 of 25 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 5 found the following review helpful:
Should be obsoleteJan 25, 2011
I mistakenly bought an FC8T9 bulb from the local HD, only to find out I couldn't get it to fit, as it was just a bit too small. Searching other local hardware stores, it seemed that nobody carries a 9" circline fluorescent bulb. So online I go! Thank you Amazon!
Just got it in the mail yesterday. Sure enough, it fit perfectly. Unfortunately, mine wasn't quite the same as the dead one... the plug angle was just a little different and made for a tight squeeze for the plug, and the light color was more dim and yellowy compared to my mistake purchase (which was a smaller 22-watt 8" circline). I guess that's the low 2850K temp for ya... most others are 3000-4000K.
Rather than replacing the bulb next time, I will probably replace my fixture instead, with something more conventional and flexible. I don't really care to pay for shipping that costs as much as the bulb!! and this bulb is likely your only choice if you have a 9" circline!!
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
dissapointedNov 13, 2012
i put the light bulb in, it flickered and then out, did not last, and kind of expensive for a light bulb
3 of 4 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.
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