Philips 18-Watt Soft White (2700K) CFLni 4-Pin G24q-2 CFL Light Bulb-230417 - The Home Depot


Model # 230417

Internet # 100671113

Store SKU # 275011

18-Watt Soft White (2700K) CFLni 4-Pin G24q-2 CFL Light Bulb

Philips 18-Watt Soft White (2700K) CFLni 4-Pin G24q-2 CFL Light Bulb

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$6.97 / each


Model # 230417

Internet # 100671113

Store SKU # 275011

Philips Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent Non-Integrated (CFLni) 18-Watt PL-C 4-pin base light bulb is ideal for use in kitchens and offices. It offers significant energy savings in a compact size and provides a soft, white light. This light bulb should only be used in fixtures with an electronic ballast. Philips Energy Saver CFLni light bulbs can be used surface mounted downlight and wall washing fixtures.

  • Brightness: 1,150 lumens
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: $1.93 (Based on 3 hrs/day, 11ckwh. Costs depend on rates and use.)
  • Life: 9.1 years (Based on 3 hrs/day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K (Soft White)
  • Energy used: 18 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 clean-up and safe disposal visit:

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Assembled Depth (in.)  3.500 in  Assembled Height (in.)  8.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  1.4 in  Bulb Diameter (In.)  6.0 
3-Way  No  Actual Color Temperature (K)  2700 
Average Life (hours)  10000  Bulb Shape  Linear 
Bulb Type  Specialty  Color Rendering Index  82 
Dimmable  No  Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor 
Light Bulb Base Code  G24Q-2  Light Bulb Base Type  4-pin PL-C 
Light Bulb Features  No additional features  Light Bulb Shape Code  CFLNI 
Light Color  Soft White  Light Output (lumens)  1150 
Lighting Technology  CFL  Number in Package 
Returnable  90-Day  Shatter Resistant  No 
Specialty Bulb Type  Household / General Purpose  Watt Equivalence 
Wattage (watts)  18 
Warranty / Certifications
ENERGY STAR Certified  No  Manufacturer Warranty  Yes, 9.1 years. Please see the warranty information document on the "More Information" tab. 


Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works as expected in bathroom recessed lighting I have these installed in my bathroom recessed lighting. I think I remember my contractor saying my city or state of California required that fluorescent lighting be used in bathrooms. They work as expected, but lasted only about 2 years the last time around, with normal usage. I thought CFL was supposed to last a lot longer. I have the old style nicer looking non-cfl recessed lights all over the house that have lasted much longer and are dimmable, so don't believe the hype about long life of CFLs. August 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cheap Junk I'm stuck having to use these in my Panasonic ceiling light, and have to replace them both about every year, not eleven (!) as they claim on the package. Phillips should be embarrassed. December 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quality really poor; bulb life is poor they do work. I have a Panasonic Ventilator Fan/Light combo in each of two bathrooms; they each use two of these CFLs. One bathroom hardly gets used, so the life is fairly reasonable. The master bathroom probably sees about one and a half hours use per day. That works out to a little over 500 hours usage per year, and these things barely last two years! When the first bulb failed two weeks ago, I called Philips and wound up talking to their tech support department. That person told me that the bulb wasn't rated for use in a fan. Since that is the only type that Home Depot had in stock, I wound up purchasing one anyway. Two weeks later the second bulb in the unit failed. Both bulbs had only about two years of usage on them. The replacement was cracked (I didn't notice it when I first opened the package), so it was a no-go from the start. When I returned it and complained about the overall quality, the store manager was really nice, and he not only refunded the money for the one I returned, but he gave me a new one as a promo. That one didn't have a crack, but it didn't work any way, and I tried it in both of my fixtures in known good sockets. Moral of the story: Don't use Philips 18w PL-C bulbs. May 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't last anywhere close to what they say. The light in our hall uses this bulb and I needed to replace the original bulb that came with the light fixture last year (2013). The original bulbs lasted at least 5 years. This replacement didn't last a year. 24 hours a day 365 days equals 8,760 hours. My hall light is on usually 3 hours a day which is less than 2,000 hours in a year. I should have gotten 4 more years with this bulb. So I think the 10,000 hours is greatly inflated. March 1, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not Happy with Phillips Claim on Hours and Long Life I Have Been Very Dissatisfied with this Bulb Having to Replace Every 9 to 10 Months Have had Vent/light fixture in Bathroom For Three Years already and spent More on Bulbs then actual Vent/Light Fixture.' Now I Know why they Made it Easy to Replace Cause your always replacing' February 16, 2014
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