Compact Fluorescent Lamp, 26 watt pkg of 6
General Electric Soft White 100 compact fluorescent lamp, for regular everyday light.
These are super energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps that use only 26 watts of power to produce the same light as a regular 100 watt light bulb. That's the same light using about 1/4 of the electricity of regular light bulbs.
By purchasing and replacing your incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs you will receive both an economical and environmental benefit. This package of 6 compact fluorescent bulbs can save you about $300.00 in energy costs and reduce air pollution because of the reduced energy demand.
|Electricity cost savings per bulb** |
|Kilowatt hour rate: ||6 cents ||8 cents ||10 cents ||12 cents |
|26 watt compact fluorescent ||$36.00 ||$47.00 ||$59.00 ||$71.00 |
**Energy savings based on 8,000 hour life of bulb vs 100 watt 1,000 hour incandescent light.
A compact fluorescent bulb last 8 - 10 times longer than a regular light bulb so they need changing less often. You may expect these compact fluorescent bulbs to last about 5 years with normal use (4 hours per day 7 days a week).
These small spiral compact fluorescent bulbs produce a soft, pleasing light and have electronic ballasts for instant on flicker free starting. Use compact fluorescent bulbs in a warm, dry location. They will reliably start to 5° F (-15° C).
The specifications for these GE 26 watt compact fluorescent bulbs are:
- Voltage: 120 Volts 60 hz
- Light output: 1700 lumens
- Energy used:: 26 watts
- Average life: 8,000 hours
These 26 watt compact fluorescent lamps are Energy Star rated. Besides the electricity savings, compact fluorescent bulbs may help you to reduce the related emission of green house gases relating to the electricity generating facility supplying your energy needs. Each 26 watt compact fluorescent bulb can save more than 500 pounds of carbon dioxide over it's lifetime, so this package of 8 compact fluorescent lamps could reduce your greenhouse gas footprint by 3,000 pounds. The reduction of greenhouse gases relates to fossil fuel source used by electric power plants.
An easy solution for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
Compact Fluorescent Lamps are among the simplest and cheapest solutions available to the average person to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While most alternative energy solutions start at costs in the 10's of thousands of dollars and take decades for return on investment, CFL lamps costs 10's of dollars, and payback for frequently used lights is often about 2 years. They're aren't many other quick and easy solutions you'll find that can cut energy use by 75%, have such rapid payback, and work as effectively as the product being replaced. CFLs are a real solution for cutting your greenhouse emissions NOW.
From the US Government Energy Star CFL Website:
If every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), it would prevent enough pollution to equal removing one million cars from the road. CFLs provide high-quality light, smart technology, and design, requiring less energy while lasting longer than typical incandescent bulbs.
Compact fluorescent bulbs fit most lamps. These 100 watt equivelent bulbs make excellent replacement in recessed lighting using only 25 percent of the electricity used by a reflector bulb and last 8 - 10 times longer. Do not use compact fluorescent bulbs in an application where the lamp shade is supported by the light bulb. The thin glass of the spiral bulb is not strong enough to support a lamp shade. CFL's are the best solution toward extending the useful life of the earth's fossil fuel reserves, and toward the future of reduced use of energy by replacing high energy using items with more energy efficient products.