GE CFL Light Bulb: 26 Watt (100W Equivalent), 6-Pk- these are the new bulbs that are supposed to save on your energy costs. There are pros and cons to these light bulbs. These bulbs are 26 watt, using 75% less energy, but they are supposed to put out as much light as a 100 W light bulb. They also stay cooler then regular light bulbs.They also save you $59.00 over the life of the light bulb or about 10¢ per kwh. There are six light bulbs to a package making them cost about $2.53 per light bulb. These bulbs are supposed to last 8000 hours or five years.
I feel these light bulbs do not put out as much light as they say they do. I am not sure that in the long run people won’t just buy more lamps with these bulbs in them to make up for the lack of lighting. The other problem with them is if they break there are recommended procedures to do such as turning off the AC, leaving the room for a while leaving the windows open before cleaning up. There is more information on this on the government’s energy star website about how to clean up after one of these is broken and how to dispose properly of these light bulbs when they burn out.