Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) was formally incorporated in February 1993 with major concentration in the compact fluorescent lighting marketplace (CFL). The CFL business continued to grow primarily as an OEM supplier to major U.S. companies such as General Electric, Osram Sylvania, Thomas and Betts, Lithonia, ProLight and others. This OEM business carried on until 1996, when two significant technologies were discovered, the SpringLamp design and the dimming ballast. TCP recognized that these new products offered huge application benefits to the industry, which resulted in a business decision to begin marketing direct to the industry under the trade name TCP". TCP is proud to be an ENERGY STAR partner offering ENERGY STAR approved CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and fixtures.