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.
Member Reviews: Greenlite Mini CFL
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!
The "color" of the light given off was startling at first, but now I don't know how we ever did without 'em!
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.
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.
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.