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

Philips 42W BC Halogen Classic Bulb, Clear 4.3 5 9 9
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
Illuminating As light bulbs go, this one is a real cracker. A must for anyone needing a lightbulb 12 July 2014
Bulb Seemed expensive but staff explained the halogen part and the long life of bulb. Good clean light given off 08 July 2014
Great light This bulb radiates a very clear light and I hope that it will last for the 2 years. 06 February 2012
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
A light bulb It does what it says on the packet what more is there to say 08 January 2012
A must have to complete the purchase of the lamps I bought from your website! I bought my daughter a lamp from you so thought I should order bulbs too as it is most upsetting when you have to go out to a shop to get them before you can make the present complete. They are just right for the bedroom lamp and the sales assistant on your website was very helpful in telling me which bulbs were the ones to go with the lamps. Thank you. 29 December 2011
Great but too bright for bedside table lights Great but too bright for bedside table lights as was recommended by the website. 30 November 2011
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