dealsge 13-watt energy smarttm - 8 pack - 60 watt…

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60w is not very bright, it's dim actually. I want a 13watt that replaces and just as bright as 100watt. :D

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@ttm77: move along, sir. nothing to see here.

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In my experience GE CFLs are the worst, lasting about one year on average, not five. I have CFLs that have lasted almost 20 years. None of them are GE.

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We actually switched to 40w brightness(9watts) in our living room. 2 ceiling fans with 3 bulbs each is plenty bright enough. The 60's and 75's made us feel like the neighbors and passersby were looking at us in a over bright room. It was getting too much attention. The GE bulbs were a disappointment as previously stated. They do in fact only last about a year. We have much better luck with Great Value(WallyWorld) which are made by Lights Of America I believe. We want to switch to LEDs but the price is just too high still...

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@tesla33: absolutely. GE (or Phillips, etc.) is selling yellowish warm white incandescent lumens and screwing the American public.

as mentioned, the Lights of America (apparently ran out of Wally World by GE buying all the shelf space) were dang good bulbs.

i buy mine now from 1000bulbs.com in Dallas but only CFLs that are 6500k and my eyes appreciate the bright sunlight white for painting, writing, cooking, just about anything i do.

i helped a barber shop go to 4100k CFLs and the customers commented on how bright and natural everything looked.

sunlight, if i remember right, is around 5700k, and the positive difference between cheap GE warm white 2,000 something CFLs and higher temperatures ones is surprisingly apparent.

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Um these are pretty bright..especially when you have to use 4 of them like in my ceiling fan.

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I can second the comments about GE bulbs being inferior. Not all of them are bad but out of the 3 or 4 CFLs I've had fail in the last 5 years all of them were GE's. :-S

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And I take my CFL bulbs that fail and send them back to the manufacturer and they send me a buttload of Coupons to get replacement bulbs.

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Our electric utility company sends us free ones every few months, I replied to a questionairre and said "yes" I'd like free ones of course. I now have a stockpike of 3 different wattages! You may want to contact your utility and see if they have a free conservation program.

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I hope LED bulbs come down to these prices in the very near future. I have bought 2 and placed them in places where CFLs were just too uncomfortable. I'm pleased that there is an alluring alternative to incandescents - I refuse to be one of the nonconformists who are stockpiling them. I don't know why people are content living in the 20th century.

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@ttm77: Better look into LED bulbs then

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@amlee1978: pretty bright? really? 60w x 4 = 240watt and you call that bright enough?

this 13 watt bulb is made to be equivalent to a 60watt bulb. so if you put 4 x 60 watt bulb, that is like one 240 watt bulb. Calling a 240 watt bulb pretty bright is kinda under statement.

Anyway, for me one 100 watt bulb is good enough and if it only take 13 watt.... great. But anyway, have to go to 26watt to get an equivalent to 100watt. Which I have done.

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@superclean: I have and it's a fail. LED is more a spot light, and the inverter inside burn out too fast imo. Oh and it's super super SUPPPPEEEERRRRRRR EXPENSIVE comparing to CFL.

no thank you. Screw saving the environment, I save my pocket and buy reliable stuff and those reliable stuff don't go into the trash as often and I don't have to change them as often...............so... I am lazy and saving both the environment and my pocket all in one shot.