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GE 47448 12/23/29-Watt CFL (50/100/150-Watt equivalent) Energy Smart Spiral 3-Way Light Bulb

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  • Application: 3-Way table lamps
  • Base: medium screw (E26); Bulb type: T3; Watts: 12/23/2029
  • Initial Lumens: 600/1600/2150
  • Guaranteed to last 6 years based on 4 hours use per day at 120V.
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Color Temperature 700 Kelvin 3000 Kelvin 2700 Kelvin 2700 Kelvin
Item Package Weight 0.65 pounds 0.15 pounds 0.3 pounds 0.25 pounds
Item Shape T4 Spiral Spiral Spiral
Light Source Fluorescent Bulbs Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) CFL CFL
Wattage 10 33 Watts 15 26 Watts
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Size Name: 29W=150W | Style: 600/1600/2150-Lumens

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GE 12 Watt-23 Watt-29 Watt (50/150 Watt equivalent) Energy Smart Spiral 3-Way 6 Year Life Light Bulb. Specifically designed for 3-way lamps in your home or office, GE 3-way bulbs offer a range of light levels. Choose the low light setting for energy savings, higher settings for general and activity lighting. Choose the low light setting for energy savings, higher settings for general and activity lighting. Saves $77.00 in energy costs*. GE Energy Smart bulbs provide the same light as a Soft White bulb while using fewer watts. Application: 3-Way table lamps. Base: Medium screw (E26). Bulb Type: T3. Initial Lumens: 600/1600/2150. Guaranteed to last 6 years based on 4 hours use per day at 120V. Electricity cost savings based on rated life of 10,000 hrs compared to 8 150 watt A21 bulbs (rated life 1,200 hrs). Energy savings based on 10c per kilowatt hour. Reliable starting to -10oF(-23oC). Lamp requires a short warm up period to reach full brightness. For product questions regarding GE Lighting products, please call GE Hotline 1-800-435-4448, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST Follow the recording prompts or ‘stay on the line’ to speak directly to a customer service rep.

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GE 12 Watt-23 Watt-29 Watt (50/150 Watt equivalent) Energy Smart Spiral 3-Way 6 Year Life Light Bulb. Specifically designed for 3-way lamps in your home or office, GE 3-way bulbs offer a range of light levels. Choose the low light setting for energy savings, higher settings for general and activity lighting. Choose the low light setting for energy savings, higher settings for general and activity lighting. Saves $77.00 in energy costs*. GE Energy Smart bulbs provide the same light as a Soft White bulb while using fewer watts. Application: 3-Way table lamps. Base: Medium screw (E26). Bulb Type: T3. Initial Lumens: 600/1600/2150. Guaranteed to last 6 years based on 4 hours use per day at 120V. Electricity cost savings based on rated life of 10,000 hrs compared to 8 150 watt A21 bulbs (rated life 1,200 hrs). Energy savings based on 10c per kilowatt hour. Reliable starting to -10oF(-23oC). Lamp requires a short warm up period to reach full brightness.

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Size Name:29W=150W  |  Style:600/1600/2150-Lumens

Technical Details

Part Number 47448
Item Weight 3.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.8 x 3.1 x 9.1 inches
Item model number 47448
Size 29W=150W
Color Soft white
Style 600/1600/2150-Lumens
Shape T4
Voltage 120.00
Wattage 10.00
Item Package Quantity 1
Type of Bulb Fluorescent Bulbs
Luminous Flux 600
Special Features 3-way
Warranty Description Guaranteed to last 6 years based on 4 hours use per day at 120V.

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ASIN B000WUEP9U
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3.6 out of 5 stars 158 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #93,160 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#480 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Electrical > Lighting Components > Light Bulbs > Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Shipping Weight 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available January 1, 2008

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Style Name: 600/1600/2150-LumensSize: 29W=150W
Just want folks to be aware that these measure approximately 6.5" in length, or about an inch longer than a typical-sized incandescent bulb (like 60 or 100 W variety). I was interested in getting one of these to replace the 50/100/150 W incandescent bulb in my living room lamp (the tall, free-standing kind), but found it to be too long as it comes out of the top by about an inch. For now I am waiting for a company to come out with a CFL 50/100/150 equivalent that matches up in size better.
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If you're looking to move to more environmentally-friendly lighting, these are for you. These 3-way spiral fluorescent bulbs are wonderful. I haven't had mine long enough to address the extended lifespan. But they serve beautifully as a replacement for standard 3-way 50-100-150W incandescent bulbs.

The "color" of the light is very warm -- not at all like the greenish-bluish tone one usually associates with fluorescent light. It does take a few seconds for the full intensity of the light to develop at the 29W (150W-equivalent) level, so keep that in mind. It comes on fairly dim, then develops the bright light you expect in about 15 seconds or so.

I'm currently in grad school (an older "non-traditional" student), and I do a LOT of reading. I'd been going through standard 3-way bulbs about one every 3 months or so, so I was looking for a more economical solution. The claim for "7 year life" is based on 4 hours per day of use. I know I use mine a lot more than that (more like 18 hrs or so), so I don't expect 7 years. But if they last more than about 24 months, they'll pay for themselves.

Also, my local discount hardware store charges $22.99 apiece for the exact same bulb, so Amazon's price is a good deal.

UPDATE: It's now March 19, 2010, and I'm still using the SAME 3-way CFLs I wrote about above. One of them is in my living room, where it's in use on the highest setting from around 9:00am until around midnight nearly every day; another one is in the bedroom where it's on from around 5:00pm until around midnight. That's right -- these are the same bulbs I purchased in January 2008, and they're still going strong. They've MORE than paid for themselves. Maybe I lucked out or something (I've read some of the other reviews from folks who've had problems) -- but I'm definitely planning to continue using these, and will be replacing ALL light bulbs in my home with CFLs as the incandescent ones burn out.
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Style Name: 600/1600/2150-LumensSize: 29W=150W Verified Purchase
Ok, the short version is this lamp works great. The main concern is if it will *fit* in your lamp, so check the dimensions carefully.

The "color" of this lamp is great and most would never guess it's a fluorescent lamp under the shade. But it's using about 1/5 the energy. It's also brighter than most when first turned on (CFL bulbs take a minute or so to reach full brightness).

There are many reviews claiming this lamp flickers, or only worked as a 1-way lamp, or died an early death, etc. While GE might have some quality issues, a more likely cause is 3-way lamp sockets tend to get "fried" from the extreme heat of 3-way incandescent bulbs (which can go up to 150 watts). 3-way bulb sockets also have less area for the added contact needed for 3-way bulbs which makes them more prone to problems. And the high heat, over time, corrodes the contacts in the socket. All this means 3-way lamps are way more likely to have contact problems. This is the fault of the LAMP not the BULB.

CFL lamps, being electronic devices, don't like to be turned on and off hundreds of times a day which is what's happening if you have a bad socket in your lamp that's causing flickering. So yeah, if you have an old lamp, with "fried" contacts, and you screw *any* CFL lamp in, and it flickers, it will probably have a short life span.

So, while I don't know for sure, I suspect many, if not nearly all, of the people complaining about problems with this (and any other 3-way CFL) bulb, have a bad socket in their lamp. CFL lamps, in their early days, had some major reliability problems. But they've been out for a long time now, have long warranties, and the manufactures have generally figured out how to make them reliable to avoid lots of warranty returns.
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Style Name: 600/1600/2150-LumensSize: 29W=150W
GE Energy Smart 3-Way, 7 year Life 50/100/150 Replacement Uses Only 16/25/32W 600/1600/2150 Lumens Energy Star

I purchased three individual packs of these bulbs. They do not come in multiple packs. I also purchased the GE 100w replacement Energy Smart, longer life, soft white, multi pack, small size--not three way.

I wanted bulbs for my three-way bedside lamps. These are very expensive bulbs at $16.00 plus tax.

I wanted light bulbs that could be controlled according to my usage. I wanted to have a soft light for slumber and TV viewing, and a brighter setting for reading.

These were the most excellent bulbs in the store as it stated they last for 7.5 years. The package also states that this is based on the 3 hr. per day use.

I bought 3 of these bulbs at around $16.00 plus tax = $51.60

Thus far, I have blown 2 of these bulbs in the last 2 months.

First the low (50) blows then you have to move on to the next strength. Then that also blows and eventually you have nothing left.

There is a warranty but you must include your register receipt and the original UPC container. How many people retain the boxes for bulbs...what a joke.

Pros:

Easy to install
Warranty

Cons:

Short life (1-2 months)
Oversized for most lamps
Expensive
Contains mercury
Mailing fee if defective
Retain original UPC box for warranty

I do not recommend.
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