|Manufacturer:||Distributed by Tesco Stores Ltd. (Believed to be made by General Electric)|
|Wattage:||11W (12W measured)|
|Diameter (max):||60mm (PS60 lamp shape)|
|Tube Length:||Unknown - unable to see without disassembling lamp|
|Bulb/Tube material:||Outer - glass, internal opal coating. Inner - glass, colour 827 phosphor coating on inner surface|
|Colour Temperature:||2700K CRI: Ra 82|
|Peak output wavelength:|
|Total light output:||550Lm (50Lm/W) - Manufacturers claim.|
|Rated lifetime:||3'000 Hours|
|Operating voltage:||230-240V AC 50-60Hz|
|Operating current:||80mA (pf = 0.58)|
|Warmup/restrike time:||1 minute/none (Preheat type ballast)|
|Cost (original):||£1.48 (May 2006) from Inverurie branch of Tesco.|
|Place of manufacture:||Within European Union|
|Date of manufacture:||Unknown, codes 075FB and 073FA/S on lamp body|
Very typical example of a modern (2006) low cost compact fluorescent lamp, as available in Tesco stores throughout the UK as part of their "Value" range of products - though possibly this model has now been discontinued, when I was there today (9th June 2006), they had been replaced with plain "2-U" style lamps, also looking like a GE product however. These lamps appear to be lower grade lamps made by GE for Tesco (and probably a bunch of other stores too, I've heard that Morrison's also use GE lamps, though I'm not so certain of that). GE produce a visually identical lamp (even the packing is identical in shape) as part of their "Elegance" range, which can be seen here, but it has a rated lifetime of 8'000 hours, opposed to this version's 3'000 hour lifetime. As with many of the lower cost CFLs, they're selling the energy saving more than the lifetime in this case.
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This lamp added to the Virtual Display Shelf on the 10th June 2006 at 00:23.
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