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Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL)

GE Daylight Energy Smart Spiral T3

Waste of money

ginnercat

Cons: expensive and useless

I bought the GE Helical energy efficient bulbs and 5 yes FIVE of them have burned out.  They were in different light fixtures so it is not the fixture.  These bulbs are expensive and useless.  I tried to save money on electric energy and ended up wasting my money on these 'long lasting, energy efficient' bulbs that burned out faster than the old incandescent bulbs.  I will...
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No better than incandesant
No better than incandesant
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GE Daylight Energy Smart Spiral T3

GE Daylight Energy Smart Spiral T3

“ I bought the GE Helical energy efficient bulbs and 5 yes FIVE of them have burned out.  They were in different light fixtures so it is not the fixture.  These bulbs are expensive and useless.  I tried to save money on electric energy and ended up wasting my money on these 'long lasting, energy efficient' bulbs that burned out faster than the old incandescent bulbs.  I will...” --ginnercat

91% Positive Reviews
GE Soft White Energy Smart Spiral T2 CFL

GE Soft White Energy Smart Spiral T2 CFL

“We stocked up on these and changed the whole house over in the beginning of October.  If you're not careful, as the boxes aren't marked well, there are two different kinds of light.  One is a yellow tint light and the other a blue.  I honestly prefer the blue, but between me and my man buying them we ended up with a mixture and sometimes we have to play musical bulbs because we don't want to...” --

100% Positive Reviews
Sylvania Micro Mini

Sylvania Micro Mini

“I got these bulbs (came in a 2-pack from Lowes) for 2 reasons.1. They are smaller than normal CFL's of the same wattage2. They claimed to be "Instant-on" The size part worked great since I was putting them into a vanity light and I didn't want to see the bulb poking out past the glass shade. My main beef with CFL's to-date is the amount of time it takes them to charge up and get to full...” --pgallett

100% Positive Reviews
Full Spectrum Solutions BlueMax Compact Fluorescent Lights

Full Spectrum Solutions BlueMax Compact Fluorescent Lights

“ This company has a LEED factory and makes CFL's that use amalgam technology.  Most consumers will complain about the slow start but that is because they do not use liquid mercury.  All of the lamps in the retail stores use liquid mercury.  You get what you pay for!  Highest Green Mark you can get.  If you are and Eco nut this is the one. ” --wknower

70% Positive Reviews
Neptun Light 42W Spiral CFL

Neptun Light 42W Spiral CFL

“These are an easy and inexpensive upgrade that will save a little power and a some money in the long run. Generally these kind bulbs aren't that great for outdoor use or anywhere you flick the light on for a second (like a closet) because they take a little while to reach full brightness. The neptune lights have fixed that problem making the bulbs good anywhere. I'm am really...” --Springerzz

100% Positive Reviews
Greenlite Mini CFL

Greenlite Mini CFL

“I helped out with a church fundraiser in which we sold these bulbs. $3 per bulb with the church getting $2 for each bulb sold. It was a great deal and we sold nearly 1000 bulbs. At home, we have replaced every bulb in the house and have not had any complaints.” --surban

50% Positive Reviews
Feit 23w Daylight 100 CFL bulb

Feit 23w Daylight 100 CFL bulb

“I've experienced failures of over a dozen of these before I figured out what the problem is. If you put these into the below-ceiling-fan mounted fixtures with glass "tulips", the heat buildup on the electronic ballast at the base of the lamps (since the bulb is base-up inside the cup of glass shielding)causes failure within 6 months. My only solution (ugly and dangerous) came...” --GanadoRH

57% Positive Reviews
TCP n:vision 14W CFL

TCP n:vision 14W CFL

“ Like most fluorescent bulbs it takes a few seconds to gain full brightness. It's nice in the morning, that's about the only time. Great value and decent life span. I think this light bulb is the way to go right now for all around value and Eco-friendliness. I did have one fresh out of the box that blew instantly. I used about 12 more and it wasn't an issue for any of the others. Recommended as...” --jmummert23

100% Positive Reviews
GE Long Life Soft White Energy Smart Spiral T4 CFL

GE Long Life Soft White Energy Smart Spiral T4 CFL

“Works as described. My electric is going down. Be carefule with placement in regards to pets as CFL bulbs are not something you want broken.” --docshapiro

100% Positive Reviews
TCP SpringLight 14W Spiral CFL

TCP SpringLight 14W Spiral CFL

“I received 2 of these 14 Watt Spring Light TCP CFLs in the awesome Huddler contest prizes. They only use 14 Watts of power and provide the equivalent light of a 60 Watt incandescent. The light output is a nice warm color, and the bulb itself is nice and small. It's quite a bit smaller than the 23 Watt (100 Watt equivalent) GreenLight CFLs I have.” --dana1981

100% Positive Reviews
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