Philips 42W BC Halogen Classic Bulb, Clear

Product information

This 42W energy saving bulb is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb but uses only 70% of the energy. It has a life of 2000 hours.

Fully 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
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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.
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Q & As

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Phillips 42W Halogen Classic Bulb, clear It does the job it's meant to do. However, I'm still having difficulty in accepting the halogen light bulbs. They do not produce a warm glow. 10 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fine bulb No problems expected and it give good light, warming up quicker than most energy efficient bulbs. 17 December 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shortest Life Bulbs Ever! I keep reading these are long life but I brought 2 of these at end of July, beginning of August this year and both have stopped working already by 03/09/14 :( 05 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Illuminating As light bulbs go, this one is a real cracker. A must for anyone needing a lightbulb 12 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bulb Seemed expensive but staff explained the halogen part and the long life of bulb. Good clean light given off 08 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great light This bulb radiates a very clear light and I hope that it will last for the 2 years. 06 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant! Lights up when you turn it on, goes off when you turn it off. What more could you ask of a lightbulb? 02 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by A light bulb It does what it says on the packet what more is there to say 08 January 2012
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