GE 15W Dimmable CFL

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Pros: Saves energy

Cons: Dimming is extremely limited, EXPENSIVE

The only fixture in my house still using incandescents hangs over my dining table. Since the fixture is controlled by a dimming switch, I looked into dimmable bulbs but found them to be extremely hard to find and quite expensive.

I replaced only 1 of the 5 bulbs in this fixture and tried it out. At full power, it worked as any CFL would, but at anything less, it buzzed and flickered. As far as dimming, it basically was either full light, next to no light, or a paltry a glowing ember. Since the color was way off from the other bulbs and it's performace was so disappointing, it went right back to Target (who, apparently, does not like taking back light bulbs!)

I had hoped for a better product from GE.

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Cons: short dimming range

Be aware the dimming range is rather limited; will not perform nearly as well at lower desired light levels.

GE 15W Dimmable CFL
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Description:

Our compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs bring all the advantages of fluorescent lighting to regular incandescent sockets. They use up to 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer. With a variety of wattages, shapes and sizes, these bulbs are the perfect for hard-to-reach areas.

Details:
DetailValue
Energy Star QualificationYes
Additional Features
Wattage15 W
TypeDimmable
Average Life Hours10,000
Incandescent Wattage Equivalent60 W
Bulb ShapeSpiral
Base TypeMedium standard
Available Color Temperature2700 K
Release Date
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Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC