|Review by FJPetruso||posted 12-16-2008 05:26 AM||5377 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
- Feit Electric 100 Watt Replacement Compact Light Bulb
- Brand: Feit Electric | Category: Shop Gear
Several months ago i needed to replace some incandescent light bulbs that were burned out. So while waiting for a prescription at the local drug store I was checking out the houseware departent & bumped into the new Compact Florescent Light Bulbs. The price wasn’t too bad so I decided to try a box of the 100 watt equivalent. I found that they were very bright, didn’t get as hot as regular light bulbs & best of all used only 23 Watts of energy. I also found that even though they take some time to warm up to their operating temperature, it was’t very long at all & didn’t bother me at all.
What led me to this review is this… When I was planning for the lighting in my new shop, I was going to make a decision on wether to use the old style 48” florescent “Shop Lights” or the new compact light bulbs. With the great results that I had with the 100 watt light bulbs from the drug store, I’d use the new style bulbs. So I went to Home Depot & purchased a couple of “bright white” 150 watt equivelent compact light bulbs. (See the photo that shows the difference in the physical size of the 100 watt & 150 watt sizes.) When I got home & installed them was I disappointed! I went & retrieved the 100 watt equivalent drug store bulb & found that it was brighter than the 150 watt equivelent bulb. The Home Depot light I chose was $10 per bulb. The Drug Store light was $9 for FOUR light bulbs! I went back to the drug store & purchased two more boxes of these bulbs.
What drug store? You ask? ..... It’s the one on EVERY corner in the U.S. ... Walgreen’s
What Brand? ... Fiet Electric’s ”Daylight 100” 100 Watt Replacement
It’s a great product at a great price. And I now have ten of these in the ceiling of my 500 square foot shop & it’s a real bright “daylight” color of light.
They work good in clamp-on & magnetic base lights too.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"