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Philips 60W Equivalent Soft White Spiral Dusk till Dawn CFL Light Bulb (4-Pack)
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Philips

60W Equivalent Soft White Spiral Dusk till Dawn CFL Light Bulb (4-Pack)

  • Ideal for use in enclosed post light fixtures
  • Automatically turns on at dusk, off at dawn
$31.98 /case
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A built-in photocell senses sunlight and automatically illuminates and extinguishes this Philips CFL 14 Watt Spiral Post Light Bulb (4-Pack), eliminating the task of flipping a light switch each morning and evening. Ideal for use in enclosed post light fixtures, it has a soft white (2700K) light similar to incandescent light, furnishing 770 lumens of brightness from dusk to dawn. Each compact fluorescent lamp consumes 77% less electricity than a 60 watt incandescent equivalent, reducing power bills by a collective $48 over its 8000-hour existence.

  • Brightness: 770 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $1.93 (based on 3 hours/day, 11¢/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 7.3 years (based on 3 hours/day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Energy used: 14 watts (equivalent to a 60 watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per watt: 55
  • Uses 77% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Ideal for use in enclosed post light fixtures
  • Built-in sensor detects daylight and turns the bulb on in the evening and off in the mornings
  • A-line spiral CFL bulb with medium base projects warm, serene light
  • Contains mercury: yes (for more on cleanup and safe disposal visit: epa.gov/cfl)
  • UL rated for damp locations
  • View The Home Depot's CFL Bulb Buying Guide
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If sensor not facing the Sun after screwed in a light bulb, the sensor may not work

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Tony
Evanston, IL
September 19, 2013
so please make at least 360 degree sensor .
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March 13, 2016
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I have two of these installed, both are facing at about 2 o'clock (12 would be the rear wall) and they are working wonderfully. One is even under a large aluminum awning.
As of 2016, (when I'm writing this) they no longer have a ratcheting base. It doesn't seem to affect the photocell.
I'm also in an area of the US which doesn't get a ton of sun. A+ bulbs.
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July 19, 2015
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Surprisingly I found the sensor to work even when facing away from the sun and towards the house. I even worked under frosted glass.
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October 21, 2014
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My lights are on the North side of my house and after screwing in the bulbs the sensors wound up facing each other, which I was concerned about. But no problems, both the light sensor that faces East and the one that faces West work just fine. They don't sense the light from each other and don't seem to need direct sunlight.
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October 14, 2014
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I find that it's sensitive to light. May try facing sensor to West.
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April 15, 2014
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These bulbs have a swivel base to allow for direct alignment...
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Houston, TX, USA
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March 18, 2014
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I was concerned about this as well however, found that the sensor position has not impacted the performance.
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December 17, 2013
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As long as the sensor isn't 180 degrees from the sun, or covered by something it should be OK. It may come on a bit early but nothing wrong with that.
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Casa Grande, AZ, USA
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November 20, 2013
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This flourescent assembly has a built-in feature that allows one to rotate the lamp so the sensor will receive the light conditions for on/off operation.
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October 14, 2013
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Hi Tony,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily
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Does this bulb work in enclosed fixture with frosted glass?

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Sacramento, CA
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July 18, 2014
We are replacing porch and garage lights and really want dusk-to-dawn feature but aren't happy with the lights out there that come with it. My wife found the lights of her dreams but they have a frosted "Champagne" colored glass enclosure. She doesn't think these lights will work and that we'll have to wire and mount a separate photocell -- something I am not willing to do!
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June 21, 2016
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Mine work inside of frosted glass. They even work inside of a white plastic globe. It seems to take a little longer to sense when it's getting dark but still turns on before sunset. Haven't tried them with darker glass, though. I'm guessing that it may turn on earlier, but I can't say for sure.
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Merrimack, NH
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April 26, 2016
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Have to believe they'd still function. My assumption is that your lights do provide illumination when you turn them on, so if light's getting OUT then the sunlight should be getting IN to the sensor. If your lights provide minimal illumination, regardless of the watt of your bulbs, then you could have these new bulbs burning longer hours than you hoped for.
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Have to believe they'd still function. My assumption is that your lights do provide illumination when you turn them on, so if light's getting OUT then the sunlight should be getting IN to the sensor. If your lights provide minimal illumination, regardless of the watt of your bulbs, then you could have these new bulbs burning longer hours than you hoped for.
Remember, you're buying these from Home Depot. Pretty good company, and if you're dissatisfied with the product, they'll refund your purchase Read Less
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July 19, 2015
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Yes I found it to work under a frosted glass fixture, even with the sensor facing away from daylight.
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January 6, 2015
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Your wife may be right. The bulb sensor may have a problem if it sees to much light from its self reflected from the frosted glass enclosure. Probably need to try the bulb to find out.
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July 20, 2014
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CFL bulbs do not last long inside a sealed fixture. They create a lot of heat. I would recommend purchasing the dusk-to-dawn screw in extension and then put in a regular light. If the light fixture has enough air flow, then the CFL bulb will work or just plan on replacing sooner than the marked lifetime of the bulb.
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How does it perform in extreme cold weather?

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Cleveland OH
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October 31, 2015
Hi, I live in NE Ohio, and, in the winter, the CFL currently on my porch takes several minutes to "warm up" and become bright. (It is not a dusk to dawn.) So I'm concerned that this one may do the same.
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April 26, 2016
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Use them year round..........and we live in New Hampshire! No problems.
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I'm in NE Ohio too. they work fine.
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December 29, 2015
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We had record cold weather last winter but not for more and the bulb worked fine, but I am sure my winter was not as harsh as yours-- we had a couple weeks in the teens and never above freezing for highs. (I live in NC.) Like most CFLs, it comes on slightly dimmer than its final brightness, but that is usually hard to tell since it comes on at dusk. Hope this helps a little.
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November 3, 2015
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CFLs are definately affected by the cold weather, the operating temperature is -4 to 140 degrees F. CFLs will work, but they will need a warm up time
LEDs are better suited for extreme cold.
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Would these bulbs work on a covered porch? As you can see in the picture my light in under the porch.

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October 4, 2016
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I'd be very surprised if they wouldn't work for your installation. Mine are not on a porch, but they are in very opaque fixtures under dense shade and they work fine. I suggest installing with the sensor (located at the base of the bulb) facing out toward the front of the porch to maximize exposure to sunlight.
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September 23, 2016
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Yes it is damp rated.
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September 23, 2016
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Yes, these will work on a covered porch.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 227 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works as advertised I installed two of these bulbs in outdoor fixtures in front of our house. Our HOA requires that every home have dusk-to-dawn lighting in front and I had no way to put the fixtures on a timer. These bulbs are the perfect solution. Even though the glass in the fixtures is opaque, and they are shaded by trees, the bulbs do not come on until dusk, and they go off at sunrise, so there's no unnecessary power consumption. They are plenty bright. I've had them for only a couple of weeks, so I can't attest to durability, but so far I'm very pleased. October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just what I needed Needed a bulb that I could put in my outside garage lights that would auto turn on at night but there was no room to add a separate light sensor. Home Depot has the only one that I could find without paying shipping charges. June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great invention! Love these light bulbs. Got one for a front porch lamp so when an electronic eye failed on a series of walkway lights we got these bulbs for that. They work perfectly with one small ideosycracy. The 8 lights don't all come on or go off at exactly the same moment. I think this is mostly due to the position of the fixtures themselves and it's not a problem. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent!!! I finally found a product with a light sensor that works! October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great! Works very well, never have to worry about turning the light switch on and off again! October 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CFL DAWN TO DUSK LIGHT BULB PLACEMENT OF PHOTOCELL AT BASE OF BULB NEARLY COVERED UP WHEN SCREWED INTO SOCKET October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best dusk to dawn bulb I purchase this brand for one porch light and it worked magically. I went back for more for the front lights but a salesperson showed me a new LED version made by another company. I purchased those and had to take them back because they worked either sporadic or not at all. Went back to these Phillips and like the one I already had, they work without any issues. Very pleased!!! September 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I've Seen The Light I've had 8 of these bulbs on now for a few days, and I am thoroughly impressed with them. One of my few complaints: why are these not sold at the store?! Also, if this sort of technology could be employed in the traditional looking (though energy saving) bulb, meaning the non-squiggly look, I would buy tons of these for my hundred plus year old house. These just don't fit in looks wise, but they do work wonderfully. Also, the warm white color, at 2700K, is a total plus, a very inviting glow, not institutional at all, as I had feared. Please note that they do not all go on at the same time, but eventually they do, so give them a chance before returning them! Great product, in my opinion. July 19, 2016
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