GE Adds Variety to the Energy Smart™ Compact Fluorescent Light Product Line Now Offering — Dimmable, Daylight and Smaller Size

CLEVELAND, Ohio  (NYSE: GE)  GE has added exciting new products to the Energy Smart™ Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb product line. GE CFL bulbs are ENERGY STAR®-qualified and, in general, use 70–75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs and last 8 to 10 times longer. Most compact fluorescent lamps provide the same amount of light (lumens) as their incandescent counterparts, while consuming one–third to one–fourth the amount of energy. 

Dimmable CFL bulbs
Starting in summer 2007, GE began offering GE Energy Smart™ Dimmable Spiral® CFLs for use with standard household dimmer switches. They come in 15–watt and 26–watt bulbs, which replace 60–watt and 100–watt incandescent bulbs and dim to 20 percent of their maximum light output. The color is soft white, and it has a rated life of 10,000 hours.

Daylight CFL bulbs
New GE Energy Smart Daylight CFLs provide a cool daylight color that enhances any décor. These lamps come in 10–watt, 15–watt, 20 and 26–watt bulbs, which replace 40–watt to 100–watt incandescent bulbs respectively. Their life is guaranteed for five years, based on four hours of use per day. This 8,000 hour rated life means that these CFLs last 8 times longer than incandescent lamps.

T2 Spiral CFL bulbs
Being smaller makes new screw–in T2 Spiral CFL lamps from GE Appliances & Lighting a big deal. One of the industry's smallest offerings, the T2 CFLs are offered in 10, 13 and 15–watt versions to complement a broad line of GE CFLs. Like all Spiral CFLs from GE, the new T2 CFLs provide flicker–free starts, warm and pleasing incandescent–like color and excellent lumen maintenance over a 12,000–hour rated life.

ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy and last longer. When consumers choose GE lighting products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, they can trust that they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the DOE.

These new GE Energy Smart lamps are available at most discount, grocery, home improvement, office supply and super center stores.