EcoSmart 60W Equivalent Soft White (2700k) Spiral Dimmable CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)-ES5M814DIM2 - The Home Depot


Model # ES5M814DIM2

Internet # 202044783

Store SKU # 238875

60W Equivalent Soft White (2700k) Spiral Dimmable CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)

EcoSmart 60W Equivalent Soft White (2700k) Spiral Dimmable CFL Light Bulb (2-Pack)

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.



Model # ES5M814DIM2

Internet # 202044783

Store SKU # 238875

The EcoSmart 14-Watt (60W) Household CFL Light Bulbs (2-Pack) (E)* use approximately 75% less energy than 60-watt incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times longer. These dimmable, soft-white bulbs can be used in interior or exterior enclosed lighting applications. (E)* means this bulb meets Federal minimum efficiency standards.

  • Brightness: 850 lumens
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: $1.69 (Based on 3 hrs/day, 11¢/kWh. Costs depend on rates and use.)
  • Life Hours: 9.1 Years
  • Light Appearance: 2700K (Soft White)
  • Energy Used: 14-Watts (equivalent to a 60-Watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per Watt: 61
  • Uses 75% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Lighting application: Indoor/Outdoor Enclosed; Ideal for use in table lamps, sconces, ceiling mount fixtures and other general lighting applications with dimming applications
  • Spiral shape with a Medium base
  • Dimmable: Y
  • Meets Federal minimum efficiency standards for Energy Star rating
  • Contains mercury: Y (For more on clean-up and safe disposal visit:

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.


Bulb Diameter (In.)  2.0 
Actual Color Temperature (K)  2700  Average Life (hours)  10000 
Bulb Shape  A-Line Spiral  Bulb Type  Household 
Color Rendering Index  82  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor 
Light Bulb Base Code  Medium  Light Bulb Base Type  Medium 
Light Bulb Features  Dimmable  Light Bulb Shape Code  SPIRAL 
Light Color  Soft White  Light Output (lumens)  850 
Lighting Technology  CFL  Number in Package 
Returnable  90-Day  Specialty Bulb Type  Household / General Purpose 
Watt Equivalence  60  Wattage (watts)  14 
Warranty / Certifications
ENERGY STAR Certified  Yes  Manufacturer Warranty  9 Year warranty 


Rated 2.1 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dims OK with correctly adjusted CFL dimmer. I have had 5 of these in a dining room fixture for only a day. I followed the instructions with the special CFL dimmer model TGCL-153PH-WH from Home Depot by switching it "On" with the slider all of the way down, then adjusting a small control on it to the lowest light level where the bulbs stay on and turn on when the switch is moved from off to on. Then I put the cover plate on the dimmer. I like the even spread of light in the room and almost no shadows. These are not harsh, bright white. Reading at the table is better than with the previous 5 60 watt incandescent bulbs and standard dimmer. I can't rate the quality accurately until they have been in use for a while. I hope they last. February 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nine years? Not even nine MONTHS Pros: - Uses less energy than comparable bulbs Cons: - As the other reviewers have mentioned, this bulb is NOT dimmable. - takes time to warm up; despite being "60W" equivalent, the room is a LOT darker than when we used 50W halogens - one bulb has burnt out already after less than 6 months. It claims 9 years of use at 3 hrs/ even if I used it 9 hours/day, it should last 3 years. The cost savings from the electricity isn't worth new bulbs every four months. March 29, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Light was not warm, bulbs barely dimmed, requires CFL Dimmer as well. I was very disappointed with these bulbs. In an effort to conserve energy I purchased these relatively expensive bulbs as replacement for my incadescents. My fixture holds two bulbs, and only one was being replaced so I was able to compare my 60 watt incadescent with this new CFL. The light was much whiter from the CFL, not producing the warm golden hue I like at nighttime. After reading other reviews I now realize that I need to replace the dimmer as well to accomodate the CFL. So my two minute bulb switch has now resulted in an electrical project. Home Depot should alert and educate the consumer at the store. The bulb packaging says "Dimmable". Who knew that you need a special switch. April 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dimmable, but only with a CFL dimmer This is what I learned after several trips to the store and a lot of online reading: Just because the bulb is CFL and dimmable, doesn't mean you now have a dimmable fixture. You also have to install a new CFL-compatible dimmer switch. If you're like me and had a fan/light combo switch, you're out of luck because no one currently makes one that is CFL-compatible. If you're just doing a simple light fixture, there are several available, but you have to make SURE it has the "spiral bulb" image on it, or otherwise says it's CFL-compatible. January 31, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nice light but not really "dimmable" Bought 6 of these for a new chandelier. Installed a dimmer switch that is designed to work with compact fluorescent bulbs that are dimmable. The bulbs were nice and bright and put off a pleasing tone (not that stark white that many compact fluorescents produce), but I can't say they were really dimmable like an incandescent would be. If the dimmer switch is all the way down and you turn on the power switch, the lights come on full-strength -- then dim. When you slide the dimmer down all the way while power is on, the bulbs dim and then some turn off while others stay lit. You have to slide the dimmer all the way up to get them all to re-light. It just seemed primitive and I could see it being embarrassing during a dinner party. These bulbs are about $8.75 each including tax, I was expecting MUCH better. We will return the bulbs and replace them with traditional incandescents for more straightforward operation. December 16, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I could have bought seven regular light bulbs. At thirteen dollars for two ,they should last more than three days .One already stopped working ! July 13, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality. I purchased six of these EcoSmart 14-Watt spirals and six EcoSmart dimmable flood lamp type bulbs. After the first day, two spirals and two floods burned out. So much for saving money and trying to be "green." So far, the remaining eight are doing just fine. They fire-up quickly but they do not dim as well as incandescent bulbs. Stick with the major brands such as Philips/GE/Sylvania. June 29, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by They don't dim well I tried these at home with several dimmers and the dimming capabilities are not quite there yet. You can go from full bright to a little less full bright but not like the incandescent lights. I would recommend buying the regular not dim able CFLs they work great March 14, 2011
  • 2015-03-27T10:35:08.939-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co-hasreviews, tv_14, tr_14
  • loc_en_US, sid_202044783, prod, sort_default
2 >>


Store Exclusive. This item is available for purchase in select stores only.