Reddit Reddit reviews GE 13-Watt Energy Smart Fluorescent Light Bulbs, 8 Pack, 60 Watt Replacement

We found 16 Reddit comments about GE 13-Watt Energy Smart Fluorescent Light Bulbs, 8 Pack, 60 Watt Replacement. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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GE 13-Watt Energy Smart Fluorescent Light Bulbs, 8 Pack, 60 Watt Replacement
GE Energy Smart 31064 13-Watt Spiral CFL Bulbs (8-Pack) General Features: 8-pack of bulbsSpiral style CFL bulbs Equivalent light to 60 watt standard incandescent bulbsThese CFL bulbs are Energy Star qualifiedSave hundreds of dollars a year by switching to these energy saving bulbs Use up to 75% less energyLasts up to 10x longer than standard incandescent bulbs
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16 Reddit comments about GE 13-Watt Energy Smart Fluorescent Light Bulbs, 8 Pack, 60 Watt Replacement:

u/captain_smartass · 27 pointsr/LifeProTips

Ehh.... I just bought a pack of 8 energy efficient light bulbs off Amazon for roughly $9. That's $1.10 per bulb, shipped. I was in my local store earlier, they wanted $4 per bulb or $32 for 8 bulbs before taxes. Sorry, but it just doesn't make sense to always support local. If it was about $1.50 per then ok, fine... but 363% price markup is ridiculous.

u/poorsoi · 8 pointsr/Frugal

Our cost for energy and materials was pretty different---enough to make the results far more significant.

Energy cost is almost double that, at $0.11/kWh.

$12.53 to run the 13w CFL (24/7/365).

$8.67 to run the 9w LED (24/7/365).

LEDs are much less expensive.

40w LED bulb = $4.97 at Home Depot.

40w CFL bulb = $1.48 on Amazon

Lifetime cost

CFL operation cost ($35.70) + initial cost (2.5 x $1.48 = $3.70) = $39.40

LED operation cost ($24.72) + initial cost ($4.97) = $29.69

u/benpatient · 7 pointsr/politics


Try: Amazon - 8 for $7, free shipping w/prime

See also:
Home Depot

u/MeghanAM · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I also have a pack of lightbulbs on my list. We have a light (in the kitchen) that keeps burning out bulbs for some reason!

Also kinda boring but wanted items:

u/InternetUser007 · 2 pointsr/GetPerk

I'll break it down as simply as possible. The 60-watt Cree led bulb is rated 25,000 hours. Let's assume 10.8 cents/kwhr (the cost your website assumed).

  • 25,000 hours 9.5 watts 10.8 cents/kwhr = $25.65.

    To run the CFLs (I'm using the cheapest ones I could find) for 25,000 hours, using the same 10.8 cents/kwhr, would be:

  • 25,000 hours 13 watts 10.8 cents/kwhr = $35.10

    That's a difference of $9.45 cents, in electricity alone. Now, those CFL bulbs are rated for 8000 hours, so you need 3 + 1/8 of them to run for 25k hours. The cost for that many CFL bulbs is:

  • $13.35 (8pack) / 8 = ~$1.67/bulb. $1.67 * (3+1/8) = $5.22

    A single Cree bulb costs $8.24 per bulb (8-pack).

    So where does that leave us?

    TOTAL COST TO RUN CFLS FOR 25K HOURS: $35.10+$5.22 = $40.32

    TOTAL COST TO RUN A SINGLE CREE LED FOR 25K HOURS: $25.65+$8.24 = $33.89.

    DIFFERENCE: $6.43

    Even if you get those bulbs for $1.20 a piece, the single LED is less expensive.
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/energy

>super expensive bulbs

CFLs are, like, a dollar. Incandescent bulbs? About 50¢.

The price differential is almost negligible. LEDs, on the other hand, are substantially more expensive than CFLs, even when accounting for energy use. They're still cheaper than incandescent lights, though.

u/suckinonmytitties · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

So… I hit a baby in the face on a plane once. I was 18 and traveling alone for the first time on the way to England. I was on a window seat and the woman next to me was Chinese and didn't speak English. She had the cutest baby on her lap. Eventually I fell asleep and I woke up to something grabbing my boob. I had one of those moments where you wake up and don't know where you are or what's going on. So my instinct was to flail my arms and I accidentally hit the baby in the face. The baby started crying and when the mother woke up I couldn't explain to her what had happened because of the language barrier and I was so mortified! So, my best baby advice is to protect your baby from getting accidentally slapped by sleepy strangers!

my item thank you for the contest!

It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

u/browneyedgirl79 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You did say each of my wishlists, right?

Here I go:

  • One of my highest items are these light bulbs. Why? We moved into a house during Thanksgiving weekend last year. One by one each of our light fixtures have blown their bulbs. We've been getting bulbs as we can, but we still need about 40 bulbs to be able to say we have light everywhere we need it.

  • Another highest priority item is this Kindle. It's for our 13 year old daughter, who has ADHD and is bipolar. She had another one that she very accidentally dropped on her way to school (she has special permission from her principals and teachers to have it at school. It helps calm her down, and her teachers have told us since having it at school her GPA has gone from a 2.0 to a 3.5) two weeks ago. We taped it up and put more screen protectors on it so she wouldn't hurt her fingers on the glass which was shattered but still usable. Last week she put it on her bike to come in and get something, and her youngest sister sat on her bike, effectively shattering the glass the rest of the way and we had to throw it away. I did take this pic of it before we threw it away. I snapchatted the pic as well when it happened. Since she first dropped it, it hadn't been charging like it should. She had had it for a couple years. Hers was a first generation Kindle Fire. She carried it everywhere, and we can't afford a new one for some time. She is devastated, her grades are dropping, and she's getting in trouble at school now because she can't calm down when someone bullies her without it. She has breathing exercises and medication she takes, but her Kindle helped her out tremendously. When we moved here, she started a new school, and her old school never allowed her to bring her Kindle like this school does. Her grades suffered so much, and she always got in trouble. It breaks our hearts to see her heading down that same path at her new school again.

  • Then I have some headphones on another wishlist that are high priority. My girls have been taking mine and essentially breaking them from so much overuse. I can't wear the earbuds, they mess with my ears too much, so I have to have good ol' fashioned headphones.

  • This blanket because I am always super cold in our house.

  • This watch on another of my wishlists. These are so cheap that I want to get one for me and one for each of my daughters in different colors.

  • This book for my husband. We had it once, and lost it in our cross country move. He's wanted it again for years.

  • This video game for my husband because he is kicking himself in the bahooky for not buying the download when it was $15 right before and during the Super Bowl. Plus, I wouldn't have to keep watching him play COD: MW3 all the time!

  • This pan because with 7 of us in our family, we can always use another big pan to cook in.

  • This pet shampoo because once our dog and cat get bathed in it, they smell wonderful for weeks. It says "Puppy Shampoo", but we use it on our long haired cat too, and he loves it as much as the dog does.

  • Another high priority movie on my list besides the one I received from PBG. Because I <3 Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. I also haven't seen this movie.

    Thank you for this discussion. It's helped me get a bit off my chest. I hope you don't mind.
u/corysnyder28 · 1 pointr/Lighting

The dimmer seems to be working.

When I try using one of these bulbs—another working bulb I had on hand —it works....but it gives off an inconsistent, occasionally flickering light. If I check the dimmer while that bulb's in there, the light does respond.

u/ilikesleep · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should get This

This is also pretty useful and for me too ;)

You're pretty and have a voice like an angel

u/ExcellentSombrero · 1 pointr/aww
u/shavedgerbil · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Maths time!!

Assuming a 60 watt bulb, 15 cents per kilowatt/hour and 6 hours of usage a day per bulb that works out at 131.4 kilowatts or $19.71 worth of electricity used per year. For a CFL equivilent (14 watt) that works out to be 30.66 kilowatts or $4.60 per bulb per year.

8 pack of CFLs for $9.80 works out at $1.23 per bulb that will last 8000 hours ( about $0.16 per 1000 hours)

24 pack of incandescent bulbs for $15.88 at $0.66 per bulb that will last 1000 hours (?)

Total cost for 2190 (1 year at 6 hours a day) hours for a CFL bulb at $4.94 and an incandescent bulb at $21.16

So it is certainly possible to save a fair amount of money swapping to the energy saving bulbs.

TLDR: Swapping to CFL bulbs could save you $16.22 per bulb per year.

u/morajic · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I would suggest used 90's bands CD's. You can get many popular artists for $0.01 plus 2.98 shipping.

If music isn't your thing, perhaps some cheap CFL's?

u/cryptorchidism · 1 pointr/energy

Could you state your assumptions (electricity cost, bulb lifespans, comparable bulbs used)? edit: Ahh, your calculations are off because you're using 75 watts. I hate deceptive marketing…

Here are my numbers. According to their site, the cool-white EvoLux puts out 650 lm, equivalent to a 50 W incandescent bulb. To last 50,000 hours you need 6 CFLs ($8 on Amazon) vs. $53 for the EvoLux. They're both 13 W, so power use is the same.

u/im-not-a-panda · 1 pointr/electricians

Thank you. This is the actual fan I have:

So I can switch to a 3 light bulbs like these, and still be ok safety-wise (because actual watts used 3x13 < 3x40)?