|Brand Name||ALZO Digital|
|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8.5 x 5.5 x 5.4 inches|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1069-55-04-FS|
ALZO 27W Joyous Light Full Spectrum CFL Light Bulb 5500K, 1300 Lumens, 120V, Pack of 4, Daylight White Light
|Price:||$22.01 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
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- CFL bulb has natural daylight balanced color temperature of 5500K
- This is a large bulb that might not fit standard household lamps; see diagram above
- 9 inch ALZO lamp harp will fit this bulb
- Energy saving; about 10,000 hours bulb life
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1) yellow light is called soft white (2700)
2) very blue washed-out color light is called daylight (6000-6500)
3) Low lumen (400-600 lumens) LED lights go for as much as $90!
4) Some bulbs are advertised as white but the chart on the back shows its yellow. Go Figure!
Here are the bulbs to avoid: all (harsh washed-out blue) daylight, and (yellow) soft white. The GE Reveal offers somewhat better clarity, but is overpriced and quite yellow.
Full spectrum (5000-5500) bulbs are a step-up but stores offer a very limited selection. The Home Depot full 100w spectrum's beats the Lowe's Ott-Lite.
On the LED front Sam's Club carries a 520 lumen, 4100K, 9 LED PAR38 reflector which has a easily noticeable smoother light spectrum. Great for the one light on in the kitchen in the evening. The equivalent $70 LED lights at the hardware store are hardly a bargain, as the Sam's is $20! However its Color Retention index (CRI)is only 74.
The best of all are lights are these 5500K Alzo's. I've installed a 45w in the kitchen pantry and the color of the food boxes really pop. Food looks like it does in the magazines. The clarity is first rate (however 27w should be sufficient). They are the reference to which others are to be compared. My wife has not complained even when they are on at night-time. This is a first.
Skin tones in the bathroom look very natural. A first again.Read more ›
Before ordering the ALZO 4-pack of 27-watt bulbs I called the ALZO company, which is actually a manufacturer of photography-related products. I spoke with Joseph (or Yosef?) there, who is a professional photographer with decades of experience. He answered my questions with real expertise and I felt entirely confident in ordering the ALZO bulbs from Amazon.
My Amazon order arrived with the usual Amazon efficiency. The bulbs are individually boxed, with all four boxes packed inside an outer box. They are LARGER than you might expect, but my application is utilitarian, so that's not a problem. See the dimensioned illustration on the Amazon product page.
The light is BRIGHT(!) and very WHITE(!) and for me, the 27W size is all I need (though I may find use for the 35W version eventually). According to Joseph, 5,500 degrees Kelvin is as close as you can get to natural daylight (5,600K) and what I see supports that statement well. I expect to use two bulbs when painting; that's a mere 54 watts of electricity for a LOT of balanced, bright "daylight". The energy savings are much appreciated.
As long as the large bulb size does not present a problem, I suggest you buy this four pack. The price per bulb is MUCH lower than that of competing bulbs and the quality seems good. A Good Value, sez I.
BONUS: As I understand it, these bulbs also provide the type of light used to overcome S.A.D.Read more ›
These lights are sturdy, are a little bit heavier than your average CFL, and are about a coil and a half too long for most residential lighting fixtures which were sized for the former incandescent bulbs.
ALZO is a great choice, if you need a smaller one, look for one with a slightly smaller watt rating, and also count the coils. This bulb would be an excellent choice for larger rooms and lights where more light is necessary - and where the mount supports its longer length.
Obviously, since I just got these, I can't speak to longevity; but after warming up for about several minutes, these bulbs bathed my office in the most natural light short of actual sunlight coming through the windows. (NOTE: while the bulbs do take a few minutes to *completely* warm up, these bulbs are very bright when you first throw the switch; not like other CFLs that sometimes don't even turn on for a second after the switch is thrown.)
If you're used to incandescent bulbs or other CFLs in the 2700k-spectrum, you're probably used to everything having a yellow tint. After a week with these lights, though, you'll never go back. [I tried the GE 61355 Reveal 26-Watt Indoor Floodlight R40, which was also supposed to be more-natural light, but they are yellow too.]
My only complaint is that these lights don't come encased in a standard bulb enclosure (so that they look like any other R40 flush light bulb), and that they can't be used on dimmer switches. That would make these bulbs perfect. But I didn't deduct a star for those two issues because they're not defects - just features I wish they had.
Make sure when you first turn these on for the first time that you leave them on for at least a solid hour to break them in. Otherwise, you might shorten the bulb's life or introduce periodic mild buzzing for the first 5-10 minutes they're on. My bulbs are silent, and all four that I ordered arrived in working condition.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought these light bulbs for my chameleon enclosures. When keeping arboral reptiles a live plant environment is crucial for good health of the animal. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Lulu6603
These bulbs really live up to everything that they say and are quite bright. Will be using these for some photography projects, but I am very tempted to purchase more for my home... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michaela Jones
Great except one bulb died within the first month. The next one seems to be lasting longer. Nice bright light. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Francie
My SO works 3rd shift, and always has problems waking up, despite keeping a consistent schedule for 2 years now. Read morePublished 26 days ago by unknown
Bulbs illuminate as advertised, but spectrum takes a bit getting used to. Rather harsh. I actually think my plants like it more than I do, but then I'm just a grouch in the dark... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim Fitch