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Rated 5 out of 5 by CarlPianoTech Lots of warm household light using only 55w
300-500w halogen torchieres are no longer sold. This bulb provides 275 watts of warm house lighting but uses only 55 watts. It's very large, but just barely within acceptable limits.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SonicAlbert Replaced 250 incandescent with this
I used this 55 watt CFL to replace a 250 watt incandescent bulb in my garage. This bulb uses 20 percent of the energy, and the quality of light is very good. I was surprised by the large size of this bulb, but for the open fixture in the garage it was no problem at all.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarkVII88 Great Option When You Need Lots of Light
I use these bulbs to light my garage. I originally had the regular 23W CFL that were equivalent to 100W incandescent bulbs but these were just not good enough and it was not easy to work in the garage, especially at night. I have never seen CFL bulbs of this size and output available at the typical hardware store but am glad to have them. They put out more than double the light and are still more energy efficient than halogen bulbs. Replacing my original bulbs with these was also much less expensive and time consuming than buying and wiring up different fixtures that could take bigger fluorescent tubes. Great value for money. Have had them 18 months and they work great, even in the winter though it takes longer to warm them up.
May 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danimal Great budget solution for digital filmmaking.
These bulbs are an excellent solution for the budget minded filmmaker. I bought these as backup and fill for my own digital filmmaking projects and they have performed admirably. The best thing being that you can specify color temperature. I got the 2700 K to more closely match the lights in my main kit. They provide tons of light at a fraction of the cost.
June 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Over 10k hours and still going strong. consistent 2700kelvin colour
Love these light bulbs. These bulbs replace 9x250W halogen bulbs, so there is over $1500 dollars a year in savings. My application is in potlights for a stage and are on 24hrs/7days. They have been on continuously for over 18 months and no failures yet. I picked a set of 2700Kelvin rated to replace the halogen. Light colour is consistent over the 9 bulbs I use.
June 7, 2011