Safeway 60 Watt Replacement Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (2 pk.)
Item Purchased: 60 Watt Replacement Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (2 pk.)
Location Purchased: Dominickâ€™s / 3145 S. Ashland / Chicago, IL
Price: $7.27 + tax
Purchased on: 02/09/08
Review: Hey everybody! Let’s save the environment by all using Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs! CFLs consume around 75% less energy than our dirty incandescent light bulbs, last up to 90% longer and will become the standard light bulb here in America as early as the year 2012! Sure, the light that they emit is a bit different than what most of us are used to, but humans are fairly adaptable (just look at the television programming we put up with when the writers went on strike!) and we’ll be saving the earth.
So, don’t worry about the extra initial cost. It will be well worth it down the line!
Now that you have your new light bulbs, just slide them out of their cardboard packag…
What do you mean you can’t open the packaging? I thought typical light bulbs come packaged in an easy-to-recycle cardboard slide box?
You’re telling me that these new energy efficient, environmentally friendly light bulbs come packaged in what?
They come packaged in a F%[email protected] plastic clamshell? Who’s the genius behind that decision?
Seriously… why not just shoot ourselves in the foot and get it over with? It’s obvious that we’re having too much trouble walking through this brave new world of environmental awareness and energy conservation.
The light bulbs are worth the price, but the packaging makes me want my money back and really ruins my day. Does anyone at all know of a company who sells intelligently packaged CFLs?
Rating: 1.25 / 5 (all negativity based on the bonehead decision to package these things in plastic clamshells)
February 27th, 2008 at 9:45 am
Big warning on the package about the bulbs containing mercury- is that why they are encased in the plastic?! Wouldn’t want Junior smashing one and licking it…?
Not too impressed with their longevity. We had a couple of brown-outs, and two failed immediately.
I’m going back to a regular bulb and I’ll just go to bed earlier
March 3rd, 2008 at 4:46 am
I had my first CFL burnout the other night. Lifespan: 2 years, in a light that I turn on for maybe an hour or two at a time, twice a week, in recent months. Turned it on for maybe five minutes at a time once a month before that.
I think I have some standard incandescent bulbs that outperformed that, but I’ll concede it’s a small sample size.