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EcoSmart 100W Equivalent Daylight (6500K) Spiral Tru Start CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)


100W Equivalent Daylight (6500K) Spiral Tru Start CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)

  • Attains full glow within 30-40 seconds
  • Designed to operate for 20,000 hours each
  • Package contains 2 light bulbs
$788 /package
(limit 35 per order)
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Product Overview

These 23-Watt Tru Start Spiral CFL Light Bulbs (2-Pack) from EcoSmart reach full glow of 1500-Lumens within 30-40 seconds, rapidly spreading ultra-white (6500K) light across interior and exterior expanses. The compact fluorescent lamps are designed to last twice as long (20,000-hours) as regular CFLs and use 75% less energy compared to a 100-Watt incandescent equivalent, saving you $96 in electricity usage over their existence. Ideal for use in table lamps, sconces, ceiling fans and other general lighting applications, the energy-efficient bulbs emit light similar to natural sunlight for brilliant illumination indoors and outside.

  • Brightness: 1500-Lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $2.77 (based on 3-hours/day, 11¢/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 18.2-years (based on 3-hours/day)
  • Light appearance: 6500K (daylight)
  • Energy used: 23-Watt (equivalent to a 100W standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Uses 75% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Lighting application: indoor/outdoor; ideal for use in table lamps, sconces, ceiling fans and other general lighting applications
  • Dimmable: no
  • Contains mercury: yes (for more on cleanup and safe disposal visit:
  • View The Home Depot's CFL Bulb Buying Guide
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this the same type of light bulb they use for light therapy for people with (SAD) seasonal aff...

Is this the same type of light bulb they use for light therapy for people with (SAD) seasonal affective disorder?
Asked by: SADgirl
Not sure if my prior answer has been posted yet but again, SAD is treated with daylight bulbs, usually 6,500K or higher. Some treatments are boxes with high light temperatures and not really meant for illuminating anything. Everything in my home is at least 5500K with 6500K for critical task. My monitors and screens are set to a base color temp of 6500K as well. One of the key thoughts pertaining to SAD is that it happens when days are shorter and we are not outside as much. Some people suffer depression from the sunlight deprivation. So, increasing daylight makes sense? Overall the daylight range seems to promote healing in hospitals and productivity in the work place. Assuming the CRI and amount of illumination are appropriate. However, other recent studies have shown viewing high color temperature light before bed may inhibit sleep (e.g. using your phone or tablet). There are light sources for different color temperature settings---sunrise, daylight, sunset. Note also any reflected color in the room will change things. And the CRI is important to render colors under the light at their best---apples will look like apples and oranges like oranges. People will not turn green when photographed under florescent lights. Aim for no less than 80 CRI and as close to 100 as you can find and afford. From my experience, higher CRI bulbs seem to be better made so last longer. They have fallen in price over recent years. Here is a basic color temperature chart. It can be confusing because the lower the color temp in Kelvin the "warmer" the light source looks; the higher the "cooler" it looks. The scale runs from infrared to ultraviolet. 1,000K - Candlelight 2,000K - Sunrise 2,700K - Typical incandescent 3,000-3,500K - Neutral White fluorescent 4,000K - Cool White florescent (most common temp for office bulbs) 5,000K - Noon daylight on a sunny day (Start of the daylight range) 5,000-6,000K - Daylight florescent 6,500K - Standard setting for phone screens, monitors, lighting for the color industry 7,000K - Bright overcast day 10,000K - North Light 30,000K - Ultraviolet The specs say these bulbs are 6500K with a CRI of 82. Note that if you mix bulbs of different temps in the same fixture or room they may look a little weird. However, if the CRI is high things under them should look the same. One battle brewing in many cities is over LED street lights. The new ones, for some reason, tend to be the wrong temp and with low CRI.
Answered by: JPColor
Date published: 2016-12-31
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Customer Reviews

100W Equivalent Daylight (6500K) Spiral Tru Start CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased these bulbs for my front and back porch fixtures. I never turn those switches off. ... I purchased these bulbs for my front and back porch fixtures. I never turn those switches off. These bulbs lasted for a "YEAR". I love them.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst quality light bulbs I have ever installed I finished my basement and installed about 58 of these Ecosmart 100W equivalent bulbs. Within one month 9 of the bulbs stopped working. I took them back to the store and Home Depot gave me no problems with exchanging for new ones. Then about a month later (2 months now) I lost 2 of the replacements and then 7 more bulbs stopped working. I took them back and again, Home Depot gladly exchanged them. I reinstalled them and then over the next 2 months (4 months now...) I lost another 5 bulbs. I decided to stop putting these CFL's into the landfill and started to replace them with LED bulbs. These are NOT a good value and you SHOULD NOT buy these bulbs to "save money" because you will waste your time farting around with replacing them all while polluting the environment. Home Depot should STOP carrying this item. It is environmentally irresponsible as well as a poor quality product. After about 1 year I have experienced a 45% failure of the the CFLs I had installed. LEDs are so much better. Buy LED... do the right thing for your wallet, your time and the environment.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice. I purchased and installed 2 months ago. I kept my original packaging and receipt due to the problems other reviewers had with these, but so far the bright, white light they are providing in a bathroom fixture is still fine. I had purchased a 45w daylight bulb, equal to 225 watt incandescent over 2 years ago that just burned out yesterday, the only problem with the higher wattage is it is about 8 inches long and sticks out beyond most fixtures. I am hoping these will last as long, I will purchase another pack of these to replace the burned out super high watt one. I would probably also consider LED if the price wasn't so prohibitive.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad product Waste of money I purchased 5 cases of these bulbs from Home Depot, 20 bulbs total. I installed them two weeks ago and all but two bulbs have burned out. 3 bulbs out of the box lasted about 20 minutes. Very frustrated and disappointed with the quality of these. Several got so hot that I was afraid it could have started a fire. Needless to say, I got rid of the rest of the ones I installed. I want a REFUND!!! Don't buy these!!!
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should be called half-life (not double life) Light Quality - very good Bulb Life - Unfortunately I bought 28 of these bulbs before I found out they burn out way too quickly. I have replaced at least 8 with barely a few hundred hours of use on them.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service for a great product! I decided on purchasing these light bulbs after doing some research. I wanted a 'daylight'/true light bulb, for my indoor houseplants. I love the 'true daylight' "color" that these bulbs give, and the brightness is equivalent to a 100w incandescent bulb. I am very happy with the quick service that I received through Home Depots Online Purchasing system. The lady clerk at the store was very helpful and helped find my order. I will use your online ordering system again & reccomend it to my friends! Thank You! Mr A. - New Fairfield, CT
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from They don't last long The bulbs are great when they are working. The problem is they don't last. The customer service was very good, contacted and they sent replacements. I would not buy again since you will wind up replacing in the same time frame as an incandescent bulb.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from True color These bulbs are great. They are close to daylight not pink or yellow tint. The only negative is the size near the base. If using in a lamp with a harp to hold the shade it may not fit.
Date published: 2015-03-31
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