Osram Sylvania 15W 120V G30 E26 Dulux EL Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb
- Product Review (submitted on July 26, 2013):
- I have used these particular CF bulbs in our 3 bathrooms since they were introduced about 10 years ago. Over this same period I've migrated from CFs to LEDs in the rest of my house. Unfortunately, equivalent LED globe lamps of sufficient light output and 6000 K color temperature (very important) are still expensive (> $30.00 per bulb). It is impossible to justify the additional cost for LEDs – the ROI in energy payback is not even close. Since I need a total of 34 of these bulbs for the 3 bathrooms, I can afford to replace the CFs 3 or 4 times before amortizing the investment in LEDs. My situation is somewhat unique as my wife and I prefer true color lamps (i.e., white light) in the bathrooms. The rest of our house is bulbed with the more popular, and much less expensive 3000 K color temperature LEDs. Unlike a lot of other “Big Box Store" CFs where the electronic packages usually fails before the lamp dim, these Sylvania bulbs have been amazingly reliable. In 10 years, I've only had one failure.