Philips 28W BC Halogen Classic Bulb, Clear

Product information

This 28W clear energy saving bulb is equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb but uses only 70% of the energy. It has a life of 2000 hours.

Not dimmable.

Additional information
Classic style halogen
Eligible for International Delivery
Energy Rating Information This indicates the bulbs energy performance between A++ and G, with A++ being the highest
Finish Information Shows whether a bulb is clear or opaque
Fitting type Information This indicates the cap or base of the bulb, Examples: BC-B22 = bayonet cap/ ES-E27 = edison screw/ SBC-B15 = small BC/ SES-E14 = small ES
GLS Wattage Equivalent
Lifetime (Hours) Information Shown in hours, this is based on an average use of 3 hours illumination per day
Lightbulb Shape
Lightbulb Type
Lightbulb Wattage
Lumens Information Estimate of apparent amount of light the bulb will produce, measured in lumens (lm). The higher the number the brighter the light output.
Pack size

Bulb Wattage Comparison

Traditional WattageHalogen EquivalentLED EquivalentLumens
40W28W5.5 - 6W470+
60W42W8 - 8.5W806+

Please note: The table above is a guide to show you the equivalent bulb wattage across halogen, LED and traditional bulbs output.
Watts vs Lumens
A bulb's wattage tells us how much energy it uses, rather than the amount of light it generates (lumens). Lumens (lm) are a measure of the total output of visible light from a lamp or light source. The higher the lumen the “brighter” the lamp will appear. To make comparing bulbs easy, it’s best to look for the light output (lumen).


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