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GE Lighting 72984 Energy Smart CFL 16-Watt (65-watt replacement) 750-Lumen R30 Floodlight Bulb with Medium Base, 2-Pack

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Soft White (2700K)
2-Pack: 750-Lumens
  • 750 lumens providing comfortable, inviting light
  • Lasts 9.1 years based on 3 hours per day usage
  • $55 in energy savings over the life of the bulb based on 3 hours per day usage
  • 2700K cool white light appearance
  • Energy Star Qualified
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Technical Details

Size: Soft White (2700K) | Style: 2-Pack: 750-Lumens
  • 65-watt replacement uses only 16-watts
  • 750 lumens providing comfortable, inviting light
  • Lasts 9.1 years based on 3 hours per day usage
  • Estimated yearly energy costs $1.81 based on 3 hours per day $0.11 per kWh

Product Description

Size: Soft White (2700K) | Style: 2-Pack: 750-Lumens

Product Description

The GE energy smart indoor floodlight CFLs feature a GE Spiral bulb on the inside that uses 75% less energy and lasts up to 5 times longer than incandescent indoor reflectors. These bulbs' funnel shape help direct light where it is needed better than a standard CFL or incandescent bulb. Use GE energy smart indoor floodlight CFLs in indoor recessed track and recessed fixtures to create broad beams of light in any room or space.

From the Manufacturer

GE 78951 Energy Smart 16 Watt Daylight Indoor Floodlight CFL R30 65-Watt Replacement 2-Pack . GE Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFL) offer many advantages that include cost savings, extra long life, light output, and color rendering. With this CFL you'll get dramatic energy cost savings up to 77 percent vs. incandescent lamps of comparable light output. The extra long life most last 8 to 10 times longer, and some last up to 20 times longer, than standard incandescent lamps. High light output comparable to, and in many cases exceeding incandescent lamps replaced. Excellent color rendering rare earth tri-phosphor provides such high-quality color you won't believe it's fluorescent. Many lamps use amalgam technology which provides stable lumen performance when operated in any position, over a wider, range of ambient temperatures.
Troubleshooting
Floodlight Bulb is not working - If your lighting circuit has a dimmer control you need to switch to a dimmable CFL# 66664. For further questions, please contact GE customer helpdesk @ 1-800-435-4448. Phone hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST

Product Information

Size Name: Soft White (2700K) | Style Name: 2-Pack: 750-Lumens
Technical Details
Part Number 72984
Item Weight13.6 ounces
Product Dimensions8.5 x 3.8 x 3.8 inches
Item model number72984
SizeSoft White (2700K)
Style2-Pack: 750-Lumens
ShapeR30
Voltage120 volts
Wattage16 watts
Item Package Quantity2
Type of BulbCompact Fluorescent Light (CFL)
Luminous Flux750
CertificationNot Applicable (N/A)
Special Features65-watt replacement uses only 16-watts, 750 lumens providing comfortable, inviting light, Lasts 9.1 years based on 3 hours per day usage, Estimated yearly energy costs $1.81 based on 3 hours per day $0.11 per kWh
Batteries Required?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB001B0ZX8W
Best Sellers Rank #7,046 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 12, 2008
  
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Important Information

Brightness
750

Annual Energy cost
1.8 USD

Bulb Life
10000 Hours

Color Temperature
2700 Kelvin

Wattage
16 Watts

Bulb Voltage
120 Volts

Mercury
1 milligrams

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I liked the color of these bulbs.
Logan S.
These bulbs are advertised as "Dimmable" but they do not dim compared to the incandescent bulbs.
Rick Thompson
We were disappointed that it takes a couple of minutes to acquire full brightness.
Luciana I. Vergara

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Gary Minnaert on August 1, 2006
Style Name: 1-Pack: 720-LumensSize Name: Soft White (2700K)
Overall, these bulbs are good replacements for typical incandescent flood lights. The amount of light they put out is comparable.

These are also the first fluorescent flood lights I have found which work with dimmer switches. So a couple plusses in their favor.

There are a couple important differences between these bulbs and a typical incandescent bulbs:

1) they are more expensive

2) they have about a 1/2 second 'pause' when turning on. When hooked up to the same switch, an incandescent bulb will come on first, by maybe a half second. More of a small annoyance than anything, but the expectation is immediate light when you flip the switch

3) there is a 'warm up' time before these bulbs emit their full light output. Probably 90 seconds before they are 100%. They start at probably 70%.

4) these bulbs work with a dimmer switch, but the levels are different than a typical bulb. They probably range between 20% and 100%, whereas a typical bulb would go from 1% - 100%.

Overall, I am satisfied. They use less energy, put out the same light and work with dimmers.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Omar Y. on August 31, 2011
Style Name: 1-Pack: 700-LumensSize Name: Soft White (2700K) Verified Purchase
This is as good as it gets for CFL bulbs. I don't know if it's the glass enclosure or the bulb itself, but you can barely tell that this is a CFL when you look at it compared to the other incandescent bulbs that are still on my ceiling. GE really does a good job of taking the complaints about CFL bulbs (too bright, too cold, etc.) and making them go away. That said, it is still a CFL. When I first turned it on it took a second or two to warm up. But it wasn't that noticeable, and in the dark my eyes could use the time to adjust anyway. With Amazon Prime's free shipping, it will be even easier for me to grab these one at a time as I need them to replace my original bulbs, and it's great that I'll be able to use one-fourth the energy with something nearly as good.

Among GE R30 floodlight CFL bulbs, this is the one you want if you want the shortest warm-up time. It's not dimmable, but for recessed lights attached to regular switches, it does its job well. If you want something dimmable, check out the 21710. If you want to go even greener, check out the 47478. It's not dimmable, but it uses half the mercury and lasts about 50 percent longer.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John S. Reid on January 26, 2013
Style Name: 1-Pack: 700-LumensSize Name: Soft White (2700K)
Welcome to the world of CFL ("compact fluorescent lighting") bulbs. Great lighting, great energy savings, but you have to deal with that darned warm-up time! But, if you want energy savings AND instant-on, you pretty much have to go with LED ("light emitting diode") bulbs. I have tried LED floods (at least I did 2 years ago - I understand that they have improved quite a bit since then - see more on this below), but at the time I decided to live with the warm-up time of the CFL floods because: (1) the LED floods had too narrow of a beam; (2) the LED floods have too "cold" of a light (they typically have a light temperature of close to 5000K, which is well into the blue range of the spectrum, whereas the CLFs can be had in the "warm" 2700K light-yellow spectrum, which pretty much mimics the incandescent bulbs most of us have grown up with and become accustomed to); and (3) the LED floods cost a LOT more.

I now understand that you can get a 12W 60 degree LED flood with a "warm light" temperature spectrum near the 2700K range, so two out of my three problems with LED bulbs have been solved (i.e., 60 degree flood angle is great, and 2700K light spectrum is great). However, there is still the problem of cost. An LED flood bulb (a 30PAR LED 60 degree flood bulb with an output equivalent to a 75W incandescent bulb) costs an amazing $71! (By comparison, I can buy a 3-year CFL 15W 30PAR flood bulb (equivalent to about a 65W incandescent flood) for about $6 each.) Of note, the LED bulb should have a life of 50,000 hours, as compared to a life of about 6000 hours for the CFL bulb.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Daniel T. Kigin on November 5, 2010
Style Name: 1-Pack: 750-LumensSize Name: Soft White (2700K) Verified Purchase
I bought 6 and they showed up in good shape and quickly. One died after 2 hours of use! They are an old design and take a long time to get going. Not what I expected. The new bulbs are much quicker that I buy at Home Depot etc.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Julie Reiser on September 9, 2011
Style Name: 2-Pack: 650-LumensSize Name: Daylight (6500K) Verified Purchase
I love the bright day like light these make but they do take quite a bit of time to warm up to a full light. The yellowish lights we had before were horrible. I wish they came right on and not needed to warm up but I hope they last the 6 years as they are in a room with very high ceilings and it is a pain to change them. The other lightbulbs we had were dying in 3-6 months. I know another poster disliked the color of the light but it feels like day when they are on and it is PERFECT in our home! I don't think it feel office like at all but bright and cheery!
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By etaoin on December 23, 2007
Style Name: 1-Pack: 720-LumensSize Name: Soft White (2700K)
I have reviewed this bulb for a similar listing on Amazon, but my basic points are as follows:

I am a huge fan of CFLs. We use them all over our house. You should, too. There is really no reason to go incandescent anymore. You may actually be better off throwing out your incandescents BEFORE they burn out, and replacing them with CFLs. CFLs work equivalently to incandescents; you just have to know what to look for: low color temperature (on the order of 2700K), a bulb to match the application. Two years ago, after burning multiple incandescents out in our garage door opener, I installed CFLs. They are sturdy enough to withstand the vibrations and have been going strong for a couple of years.

This bulb is unacceptable. It has the drawbacks of CFLs that I bought in the mid-90s: a delay when you switch them on, and a long warmup period (some reviewers say that it is 1 minute; it took my bulb 2-3 minutes. These are the qualities that made it hard for me to convert my wife and my parents to CFLs.

I would recommend trying different brands of dimmables until you find one that is compatible with your dimmers and doesn't have any significant drawbacks. i can't believe that GE let this bulb hit the market with such a switching delay and long warmup time. Reminds me of the disappointment I felt with the early generation CFLs, but I believe that these dimmable bulbs will eventually get the rough spots ironed out.
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