Finding the correct replacement compact fluorescent lamps can be confusing and the best way to find the bulbs is to break down the code on the lamp.
In this instance we will be looking at a Phillips PLC, the code on the lamp is 'PLC10W2P827'. The PLC is unique to Phillips.
The wattage can be found by looking for the 'W' in the code, in this instance our lamp is 10 watt.
The letter P in this case indicates the number of pin (2 pin).
Three numbers together generally inidicate colour temperature. 827 in this instance is very warm white.
Different brands of compact fluorescent lamps have different codes, the tables below have examples of this. We hope this has helped you find your bulb, if you have any more quieries don't hesitate to get in touch.
|**Phillips**||PLC 2pin||PLS 2 pin||PLT 2 pin||PLL|
|**Osram**||Dulux D||Dulux S||Dulux T||Dulux L|
|**Sylvania**||Lynx D||Microlynx||Lynx T||Lynx L|
|**GE Light Bulbs**||Biax D||Biax S||Biax T||Biax L|
Created by Steve Ellwood on 23rd July, 2015
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct