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Philips 18-Watt Soft White (2700K) CFLni 4-Pin G24Q-2 CFL Light Bulb


18-Watt Soft White (2700K) CFLni 4-Pin G24Q-2 CFL Light Bulb

  • CFLni 4-pin PL-C bulb with a G24Q-2 base
  • Excellent color rendering index (CRI) of 82
  • Protected by a 9-year limited warranty
$6.97 /each
(limit 35 per order)

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Product Overview

This 18 watt 4-pin non-integrated CFL bulb from Philips furnishes soft white (2700K) light in an energy-efficient manner to pleasantly illuminate household spaces. Suitable for surface-mounted downlights and wall-washing fixtures, it’s a popular illumination solution for kitchens and offices. The compact fluorescent lamp is compatible with fixtures equipped to accept a GX24Q-2 bulb base, supplying 1150 lumens of brightness at a cost of just $1.93 per year (based on 3 hours of use per day) in power consumption. This Philips Energy Saver CFLni light bulb should be used only in fixtures with an electronic ballast.

  • Brightness: 1150 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $1.93 (based on 3 hours/day, 11¢/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 9.1 years (based on 3 hours/day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Energy used: 17 watts (equivalent to a 75 watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per watt: 63.9
  • Ideal for use in kitchens and offices
  • Must be used in fixtures with an electronic ballast
  • Contains mercury: yes (for more on cleanup and safe disposal visit:
  • View The Home Depot's CFL Bulb Buying Guide

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Customer Questions & Answers

How much for 1 bulb

Asked by: Jeff
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. I believe the price for one of theses bulbs are 6.97.Please continue to check our website for updates.
Answered by: THDSUPPORT
Date published: 2016-07-06

I keep breaking them when trying to install them. What is the proper technique

Asked by: Charlie
Lamps should be handled/manipulated by the plastic base, not by the glass discharge tube.
Answered by: Consumer Lighting Team
Date published: 2016-05-01

Does this light bulb come in a brighter color. This soft light does not give off evough lihgt for the room.

Asked by: grits
The PL-C 18W/4-P lamp is also sold in colors 3000K, 3500K & 4100K. These colors may appear “brighter” as they are whiter versus the 2700K color which is more yellowish. However, the light output of the lamps with the different colors is the same: 1250 lm. If you really need more light he/she might want to consider adding another lamp, which will imply adding a socket and probably a ballast. Or changing this PL-C 18W/4-P lamp for a PL-T 32W/4-P for example (with 2400 lm). This would also imply changing the lamp socket and the ballast.
Answered by: Consumer Lighting Team
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

18-Watt Soft White (2700K) CFLni 4-Pin G24Q-2 CFL Light Bulb is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Exaggerated life expectancy I purchased these same bulbs about 2 years ago, & now I'm replacing them already. The box claims 11 years with 3 hrs per day use... these are in our spare bathroom which may get 3 hours use per WEEK (on a busy week). They work fine, just don't expect 11 yrs of service as advertised
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not up to high standards The Phillips 18 w soft white lights are a low 2700k. The light is yellow. The original lights were 18w sylvania and the light was a higher color. I wouldn't buy this agian. In fact I have been searching for the orgiginal sylvania replacement lights.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Found what i needed (with help). This was exactly what I needed to replace a bulb no longer available. The lighting salesman at the Berlin, NJ Home Depot was an especially helpful guy.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was a direct replacement for a Panasonic ceiling air extractor in the bathroom. It worked. W... It was a direct replacement for a Panasonic ceiling air extractor in the bathroom. It worked. Will replace in 5 years. See you then!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the only bulb that can be used in... This is the only bulb that can be used in the fixture. Hope it has a long life.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ITS A light bulb, it works... ITS A light bulb, it works
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement for Panasonic FDS18E Needed a replacement bulb for my bathroom fixture. Fixture has stamped into the plastic: "Use Panasonic Quad-Type Fluorescent Lamp Model FDS18E35/4 or FDS18E27/4 or FDS18E42/4 or Equivalent." First trip to Home Depot with help from a floor clerk resulted in the purchase of 13W PL-C bulbs which have a base type "G24Q-1" (looks almost the same but the base has two notches on the very outside skirt/trim that are centered). Went with them because the bulb was shorter than the Panasonic bulb I was replacing and I feared if I got the longer bulb it wouldn't fit. The 13W with G24Q-1 base would not install. I took those back and purchased these 18W PL-C bulbs with a "G24Q-2" base (note the "-2" suffix; this base has the notches in the outside skirt/trim that are offset to each side [see photo below]). These bulbs installed immediately with little effort even though they were about 3/4" longer than the Panasonic bulb they were replacing. Works great so far!
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work in my fixture The light bulb, although the same size shape and type as the bulb it was replacing, and would otherwise have fit into my fixture, had a tiny fleck of plastic on the end which prevented it from being used. This plastic "fin" appeared to have no other purpose than to prevent the bulbs use in my fixture. Beware.
Date published: 2015-01-06
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