|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.4 x 3 x 8 inches|
|Item model number||74725|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Type of Bulb||Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL)|
|Certification||Not Applicable (N/A)|
|Warranty Description||5-Year (8,000 Hr) limited warranty guaranteed to last 5 years based on rated life at 4 hours consumer use per day at 120-Volt|
GE Lighting 74725 15-Watt Energy-Smart Covered Glass CFL Light Bulbs, 60-Watt Equivalent, 2-Pack
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- Uses 15-Watt with 60-Watt light output!
- Specially made to look like a standard incandescent but saves much more energy
- Turns on instantly
- For table lamps, closet lamps and standard applications
- This bulb will help you save money on energy bills
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This GE Energy-Smart Covered Glass CFL Light Bulb (with its tiny electronic ballast) looks like a regular incandescent light bulb but has all the advantages of fluorescent lighting. The GE 60-watt Equivalent uses only 15 watts - effectively an energy reduction of 75% - great!
Fluorescent bulbs do not generate as much heat as regular incandescent light bulbs so, I use this GE 15W CFL light bulb in an accent pendant light fixture.
The color temperature of this CFL glass light bulb is 2700K - the same color temperature of a regular incandescent light bulb. The light produced by this CFL bulb appears yellowish white so you get the same warm glow of an incandescent lamp with just a quarter of the energy!
A FURTHER NOTE ON BULB COLOR TEMPERATURE: As the color temperature increases to 3000K - 3500K, the color of the light appears less yellow and more white. A bulb with a color temperature of 5000K or higher, produces light that appears bluish white - this is the color temperature of daylight.
ABOUT THE BULB'S WARM UP PERIOD: Compact fluorescents in general require a warm-up period to reach peak luminous power. Although this is an inherent issue with current CFL technology, many reviewers cite the long 'warm up period' as a negative ... and indeed it is, especially with this bulb's tiny electronic ballast. It takes longer to warm up than regular CFL bulbs with bulky ballasts.
I conducted my own 'tests' on the 'warm up period' of the GE 15-Watt Energy-Smart Covered Glass CFL Light Bulb.Read more ›
For my own use I prefer the GE 20/75 watt version - It's not a bad trade-off considering that you get the equivalent of 75 watts for the price of 20. Another issue inherent to the technology is that CFLs color temperature generally runs much cooler ( or bluer) than the average incandescent.
As a lighting designer I personally don't like this type of lamp for all applications - aesthetically I do prefer the warm glow of an incandescent lamp. However this is one of the warmest CFLs on the market and it truly does give you the brightness of a 75 watt light bulb. It is my CFL of preference in my own home.
If you are looking for energy-saving CFL that is bright enough to work by, don't hesitate to purchase the 75-watt version, it is one of the best designed CFLs on the market today. The frosted glass enclosure is fabulous and greatly reduces the harsh light typical of the bare-coil type of CFL. (I'm not sure if all the wattages of this series have the frosted enclosure, and I've not tried the 60-watt version so I can't vouch for its brightness)
GE Lighting 74726 20-Watt Energy Smart CFL All Glass Light Bulb, 75-Watt Output, 2-Pack
At first when I clicked them on, we said, oh, this isn't going to work. Too dim.
But after reading the other reviews about the warm up times, I gave them another try.
Wow, I was very surprised that after a minute or 2, these powered to full brightness, and I can barely tell the difference between the 100w bulbs, and these are only supposed to be equivalent to 60W's.
These will save me money on my electric bill, and last a lot longer (supposedly) so they will ultimately pay for themselves.
It also seems that the warm up time is less each time I turn them on, but maybe that is the external lighting in the room, giving that effect.
In general these are excellent!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We find that the cool color bulbs work well and reproduce the color of the old bulbs.
They fit regular socks and last a long time, which is handy when they are in hard to... Read more
I'm not usually they type of person to go out of my way to slam a product... But in this case I felt it was necessary. I bought these because of the clean, "traditional" bulb look. Read morePublished on December 8, 2013 by MOARbid
These bulbs are great! I have a place where I have to keep a light on 24/7 and these bulbs lasted since 1/15/11 -- 2.5 years. That's amazing. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Infinite
I bought these CFL's because of the bulb appearance and less because of the "instant on" features. The nice thing is that they come on fully powered and illuminated, HOWEVER, they... Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Allison R
I bought this bulb thinking it woul work better in ceiling fan in bedroom but it takes a long time to warm up. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Brian
I found the same (or very similar covered glass CFL 60w replacement bulb) can be bought at Lowe's or Homedepot for only less than $9.Published on February 3, 2012 by zhengziying