EcoSmart 40W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) G18 CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)-ES5G1809C2 - The Home Depot


Model # ES5G1809C2

Internet # 100686996

40W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) G18 CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)

EcoSmart 40W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) G18 CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)

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$8.97 / each


Model # ES5G1809C2

Internet # 100686996

Get the soft, warm glow of incandescent bulbs at a lower energy expense with the EcoSmart 9-Watt (40W) G18 Candelabra Base Soft White CFL Light Bulbs (2-Pack). Ideal for use in ceiling fans, vanity strips and pendant light fixtures, these bulbs use 75% less energy than equivalent 40-watt incandescent globes, helping you save up to $58 in energy costs over the life of the bulbs.

  • Brightness: 400 lumens
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: $1.09 (Based on 3 hrs/day, 11¢/kWh. Costs depend on rates and use.)
  • Life: 7.3 years (Based on 3 hrs/day)
  • Light Appearance: 2700K (Soft White)
  • Energy Used: 9-watts (equivalent to a 40-watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per Watt: 44
  • Uses 75% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Lighting application: Indoor/Outdoor; Ideal for use in ceiling fans, vanity strips and pendant lights
  • G18 shape with a Candelabra base
  • Dimmable: N
  • Contains mercury: Y (For more on clean-up and safe disposal visit:

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Bulb Diameter (In.)  3.1 
Actual Color Temperature (K)  2700  Average Life (hours)  8000 
Bulb Shape  Globe  Bulb Type  Globe 
Color Rendering Index  82  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor/Outdoor 
Light Bulb Base Code  Candelabra  Light Bulb Base Type  Candelabra 
Light Bulb Features  No additional features  Light Bulb Shape Code  G25 
Light Color  Soft White  Light Output (lumens)  400 
Lighting Technology  CFL  Number in Package 
Returnable  90-Day  Specialty Bulb Type  Globe 
Watt Equivalence  40  Wattage (watts) 
Warranty / Certifications
ENERGY STAR Certified  No  Manufacturer Warranty  7 Year Warranty 


Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 32 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful light! I bought these bulbs for my Chandelier that needs 12 bulbs 60W Max. Using these, I am getting 480 Watt Equivalent light while consuming only 108 Watts. Thats a huge electric saving. You get a 7 years warrenty, so you pay a little extra but it will pay off really fast. Its a great buy. October 23, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Inconsistent with other CFL's Purchased 2 sets for a 4-bulb ceiling fan. All 4 bulbs are slightly different temperatures but not noticeable unless you are looking for it. My biggest complaint is that these take longer to warm up than other CFL's I have purchased. Other than the colors and warm up time they work well. If this isn't a problem then they work as expected. January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good bulb but wish I could find G18 LED I order these because I am unable to find equivalent G18 LED bulbs. The CFL bulb lifespan seems shorter than I would like. January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Replacement Light Bulbs The bulbs were an exact replacement for a vanity light. It is nice to be able to find an exact replacement rather than settling for something close. December 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Short life, steep price If you nees a candelabra based globe light there is not a lot of choice. I bought 6 of these for a 5 light fixture about a year ago in my HD store at around 7 bucks a 2-pack. I have had 2 of them go bad and re-ordered another 2-pack on-line when I discovered that they are no longer available in the store and I had to have one to match the remaining 4 from my original purchase. About the same price for the item but then tack on shipping and the cost was well over 6 bucks a bulb. Find an alternative if you can, I'm sort of stuck. March 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Light bulb confusion I remember you could buy a 40 watt light bulb with your eyes closed. But today it takes research special orders in store pickup and the dreaded color tempurture selection. CFL bulbs are garbage. These new bulbs are listed are warm white but no they are cool blue. The said they last 7 years but no three days later two out of 5 are burned out. I am going to return them. I ordered 8 bulbs hoping they would match the color of the other bulbs in the fixture. Even though they are the same number they are different colors. This is pure garbage from china January 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not in the store but available online. It took me several years of looking on the shelves for these lights to be stocked. My wife suggested looking online. Home depot had them in their inventory but does not stock them in their store. Don't make the same mistake as I did, go to the website before going to the store. September 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Replaced a bulb that lasted 2 weeks I had to replace some vanity lights in our bathroom. Only one light was out from our original purchase at Lowe's, but there were no replacement bulbs that matched from any source. So I ordered the entire set of four bulbs for replacement from. The lights worked well, producing good illumination, but after two weeks, one bulb went out. I thought the problem might have been the fixture, so I decided to try it in another fixture; the problem was the bulb was burned out. I was going to return the bulb to Home Depot, but, alas, I dropped it upon unscrewing it from the other fixture. If you are in a similar situation, good luck; this was the best price, but obviously not the best value. June 10, 2014
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