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GE 75408 26-Watt CFL Spiral Reveal Light Bulb, 100-Watt Equivalent
- 26-watt Medium Base E26 T3 Spiral CFL bulb sustains a life of up to 7 years
- Reveal bulb with a color temperature rating of 2500K
- Lamp light illuminates your surroundings with light output of 1570-lumens, great for Fresh, Energizing environments
- The 26-watt Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) acts as a replacement for 75-watt incandescent bulbs, saving on energy and costs
- Color Enhanced Long Life 26-watt CFL light provides 8000-hours of running life, which means replacing your bulbs less often
GE 75408 26-Watt 1570-Lumen T3 Spiral CFL Bulb, Reveal. 26-watt Medium Base E26 T3 Spiral CFL bulb sustains a life of up to 7 years. Lamp light illuminates your surroundings with light output of 1570-lumens, great for Fresh, Energizing environments. Reveal bulb with a color temperature rating of 2500K. The 26-watt Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) acts as a replacement for 75-watt incandescent bulbs, saving on energy and costs. Color Enhanced Long Life 26-watt CFL light provides 8000-hours of running life, which means replacing your bulbs less often. Light works with most 120-volt lighting fixtures and General Purpose lighting applications. CFL lighting is the perfect alternative to incandescents. Lumens are the new watts, use this number instead of watts to determine the light output or brightness that you prefer. A lumen is a unit of measurement for how much light is contained in an area. The higher the lumens number, the brighter the light. Manufacturer Code Description: FLE26HT3/2/RVLCD.
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Lasted 10 months before the circuit board fried.
The plastic base where the bulb attaches was yellowed.
I'll give it 2 stars for lasting maybe 1000 hours of its rated life.
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At first glance the light from this bulb may not look much different than the other CFLs bulbs on the market which are much cheaper. However if you look more closely at light you will notice that it looks much more vivid than the artificial looking yellow haze of most other CFLs.
One reason why CFLs sometimes look bad is because unlike incandescent lamps CFLs can't produce all of the colors in the light spectrum evenly. If you look at sunlight or an ordinary light bulb through a prism, you will get a perfect rainbow. If you look at a florescent lamp though a prism you will only see various bands of Red,Orange,Green, Cyan, and Purple light. It is a limitation of the technology. If you look at a GE reveal CFL light bulb through a prism instead of narrow green and cyan colored bands of light, there is a wide band of green light that fades to cyan. The human eye is most sensitive to green light so a more accurate production of green light produces more accurate colors. The enhanced green spectrum is what makes this lamp unique.
Overall this lamp is worth a try for those who are still unsatisfied with the light quality of CFLs. However the high price of $5.00 per bulb makes it very expensive to switch over an entire room.
I tried the incandescent bulbs in the past labeled "Reveal" and I was very happy with their "natural" light (full-spectrum).
This bulb claims "Specially made to filter out the dull yellow rays". I think the engineering got it wrong and made the bulb filter everything EXCEPT dull yellow rays.
I tried them in my kitchen and found the light was VERY yellow. I thought it could be the lamp, so I brought it into my office where I am using another brand of a "full-spectrum" compact florescent bulb that does give "white" light. This product still gave a yellow color, very noticeable when contrasting the two.
The color from this bulb looks like the ugly yellow of a bug light. Was this product even tested!?
GE goes down a notch in my quality company books on this one.
One minor nitpick: likely due to the different phosphor formulation, they use slightly more power at the same light output. Well worth it (and their additional cost) in my view.