Greenlite Mini CFL Reviews

Positive Reviews


Great bulbs

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.

Nice CFLs


Pros: Low energy, good lighting

Not much to say about these CFLs - they're energy efficient and provide good quality light. They were discounted under PG&E's Residential Lighting Program, so I got them for about 50 cents per CFL!

Negative Reviews


Not recommended


Pros: Okay when it works

Cons: Unreliable and warranty is meaningless

I purchased 4 Greenlite bulbs from an Ebay seller.  One failed almost immediately so I decided to try to make a warranty claim. Ha!  After filling out online forms wanting all kinds of information I was able to get conformation that my claim had been received.  I waited weeks to receive a check for a lousy $2. Not sure where they think I can find a replacement for that price at the wattage I require.  This company has a worthless warranty and the products don't seem very reliable to me.  Do not buy from Greenlite.

Greenlite CFL bulbs don't last!


Pros: Save electricity.

Cons: Don't last. Dangerous.

These bulbs are advertised to last up to 9 years.  Most of them haven't lasted 9 months!  The company will not respond to my request for them to honor the warranty.  I have wasted a lot of money and time with these made in China inferior quality CFL's.  I now have a box full that I have to dispose of properly through a disposal agency.  I hope they do it properly and the mercury does not get into the environment.

a truly awful product


Pros: cheap

Cons: short life

I purchased enough of these products for my entire home.  The bulbs immediately began to fail.  The manufacturer says the life on the bulb is seven years.  About 20% of mine lasted less than seven hours.  Not only is economically disastrous but with the environmental problems of compact florescent bulbs that causes environmental disaster as well.  I think only about 10 to 15% of the bulbs lasted over a year.  On the other hand 95% of the incandescent bulbs that I have before lasted five years and are still working what I replaced them with the CF bulbs.  Other CF bulbs I've had have performed well But as I stated greenlight is a truly awful product financially and environmentally.