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GE 26 Watt Energy Smart CFL - 6 Pack - 100 Watt Replacement

by GE
369 customer reviews
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  • Small Compact White bulbs (CFL)
  • Contains 6 bulbs per pack
  • Uses about 26 watts of electricity
  • Light Output - 1750 lumens - like a 100 watt bulb. Warm soft light, 2700 K.
  • Life - 8000 hours
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Product Description

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Electronic flicker-free starting. Replace standard 100 watt bulbs. Uses just 26 watts, same light as a regular 100 watts.


Product Details

Package Quantity: 6
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 10.8 x 2.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B000UYF80S
  • Item model number: 47709
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,828 in Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Home Improvement)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


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223 of 232 people found the following review helpful By Thöm Frost on November 4, 2009
Item Package Quantity: 6 Verified Purchase
The seller was great but the bulbs left something to be desired.

I got them around September 4th 2009 and here it is November 4th 2009 and half of the bulbs are dead.

The package says they are 5 year bulb's well if so that 5 years just blew by.

I contacted GE about this but don't expect to hear anything back from them.

I would say stay away from these GE CF bulbs.

****** Edit ******
All the bulbs I bought no longer worked by December 18th 2009.
I went to Walmart's and bought some generic no name brand CF bulbs that are still going strong 3 years later.
Some of them stay on 24/7/365 and got some that hardly ever get turned on.

I never did hear back from GE about the issue.

I reduced my rating from 2 stars to 1 because of this.
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137 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Robert Thompson on May 20, 2010
Item Package Quantity: 6
The bulb was great when I first installed it. But then 3-4 months later, it's dead. This is a bulb that should last 4-5 years with normal usage.
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214 of 233 people found the following review helpful By Marcus on February 21, 2011
Item Package Quantity: 6
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL bulbs) do use significantly less energy than incandescent bulbs (IC bulbs), so if you eventually replace all your burned out IC bulbs with CFL bulbs, you will see a decrease in your electric bill.

CFL bulbs also put out much less heat than IC bulbs reducing the heat load in a home in summer. High wattage IC bulbs can actually burn you if touched or cause a fire if they stay in contact with lightweight flammable material.

However, CFL bulbs are more expensive, so it will take a while to recover the few dollars more that you pay for a multipack with your savings in electricity (and then start saving real money).

And there are some other considerations:

1. These GE CFL bulbs do NOT last five years in normal household use as GE claims, so their long-term cost advantage over IC bulbs is not as great as advertised, especially if you already have a supply of spare IC bulbs to use up. The five years is a dubious GE advertising claim which is apparently based on assumptions about intermittent usage rate (hours on per day), amount of on/off cycles, good fixture ventilation, and steady voltage (which all affect bulb life).

I have bought a few packages of spiral GE CFL bulbs over the last few years, and at least half of them have burned out - well before the five year claim.

UPDATE 3/2015: I have been keeping accurate records of the life of one set of 12 GE CFL bulbs that I purchased in December of 2013, by writing the install dates on the bases. After 15 months of use, eight of the 12 bulbs that I bought have failed. They were being used in a five-bulb ceiling fixture. They were in the base-up position inside glass enclosures, but had air circulation at the bottom. The bases all became slightly discolored.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jim and Melissa Hendrix on February 10, 2012
Item Package Quantity: 6
I purchased a pack of these bulbs (6 for $25). I've gone through all 6 in less than 7 months. Everyone of them have burned out and failed. The package says 8,000 hours...no way! I can see one or two going bad but all six? This is just a bad product. Do not buy it.
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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful By B. Kwon on February 11, 2011
Item Package Quantity: 6 Verified Purchase
The good: These bulbs are very bright, Seemed brighter than 100 Watt output. All six in my bathroom lit up every single corner.

The bad: These bulbs lasted two weeks! I had read the reviews and figured people had received defective bulbs and that mine would be fine, they were not. I have other CF bulbs around the house and they have been fine for the past 7 months, but these bulbs died too quickly and were a waste of money. I am going to contact amazon to see if I can get some kind of return. There really is no explanation. I thought maybe the dimmer switch in my bathroom was the problem, but my bedroom lamp is also a CF bulb with a dimmer switch and I've had no problems with it. Don't buy these, they are bright, but won't last long.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By MikeMar1955 on July 31, 2011
Item Package Quantity: 6 Verified Purchase
We have been using CFL bulbs for 18 years and have seen the good and the bad. In locations where there is air circulation the bulbs have lasted 18 years, our actual experience. I am replacing the ones in the basement for the first time in 18 years. The ones in our hallway fixtures lasted less than on year. The ballast at the base of the bulb creates heat. If the heat is no dissipated the ballast will burn out in six months or less. So, do not use in recessed can fixtures, enclosed globes, ceiling fans or similar. Otherwise these are great bulbs.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By BEK in Austin on October 17, 2010
Item Package Quantity: 6
They work fine, but we noticed right away that these aren't as bright as the GE Reveal Incandescent 100 watt bulbs that we replaced. We put them in our bathroom over the vanities, and it is now noticeably dimmer in there when we're using the mirrors, getting dressed, etc. Now we're shopping for more powerful CFL's. We'll probably try to find some 125 or 150 watt equivalent CFL bulbs so that they'll be as bright as the 100 watt incandescent bulbs they're replacing.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By George E. Peterson on April 17, 2012
Item Package Quantity: 6
I miss a filament in my light bulb! SO I switched over to CFL a little over a year ago. started with the Bright effect bulbs. they lasted only about a month. so stay away from them! Next I decided to go with the Tried and true GE brand. we made it past the 1 month mark but sadly they burnt out at a little over 5 months. and not just one, ALL of them burnt out within days of each other. and at well over a dollar a bulb I really don't know how these bulbs are supposed to save money. on the plus side when they are working I love the brightness they offer. :-)
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