GE Ecolux lamps have a reduced mercury content, making them safer for the environment than older lamps, and the GE 97618 T4 bulb is no exception. This energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp is equivalent to a 100-watt incandescent but only requires 26 watts of power. Not only does this bulb save energy, it lasts longer. At 17,000 life hours, this bulb will outlast equivalent incandescents. With a simple four-pin plug this T4 bulb will be turned on and beaming all 1800 lumens in no time. The 2700K color temperature ensures a warm white glow wherever you use it. Intended for locations with a lot of operation time, this bulb is perfect for commercial applications like retail facilities, general displays, restaurants or even hospitals.