Donate |
Indicates subscriber only content

Consumer Reports Reviews Lightbulbs

Consumer Reports is the best place to come to find expert Lightbulb reviews. We review different types of Lightbulbs. Our Lightbulb reviews will help you decide what Lightbulb is best for you.

Consumer Reports Lightbulb reviews will provide you with recommended models based on the combination of price and performance. You can also subscribe for our Lightbulb ratings where you will see our Lightbulb reviews on Actual 3K hr warm-up time (sec.), Claimed life (yrs.), Frequent on and off performance, Light distribution, Actual 3K or 12.5K hr color rendering index, Warm-up time, Brightness, Light color, Efficiency, Type and Actual 3K or 12.5K hr brightness (lumens). You will also see Consumer Reports take on each model of Lightbulbs that we review. This is a quick summary of what we think works well for this model, and possibly what doesn't.

After reading reviews of the Lightbulb you are interested in you can compare models, review our list of the Lightbulb's features and specifications, read user reviews and submit your own review of a Lightbulb. We also have up to date Lightbulb blogs featuring Consumer Reports First Look for new models and Lightbulb news our experts think will help you make the best purchase.

Lightbulb Reviews from Consumer Reports

ratingsLG PAR38 E26 Warm White Reviews
LG-PAR38 E26 Warm White-Lightbulb-image
LG PAR38 E26 Warm White
Type: Flood/reflector 60- to 75-watt PAR38 equivalent bulbs
Summary:
 
 
The LG PAR38 E26 Warm White Lightbulb has the following features: Works with electronic timer, Outdoor not exposed to moisture, Works with photo cell, Works with motion sensor and Pay back time.
ratingsGE PAR38 CFL 26W 90W Reviews
GE-PAR38 CFL 26W 90W-Lightbulb-image
GE PAR38 CFL 26W 90W
Type: Flood/reflector 90- to 120-watt PAR38 equivalent bulbs
Summary:
 
 
The GE PAR38 CFL 26W 90W Lightbulb has the following features: Dimmable, Works with fully enclosed fixture, Outdoor not exposed to moisture, Works with semi enclosed fixture and Pay back time.
ratingsTCP 17W PAR38 Flood LED Reviews
TCP-17W PAR38 Flood LED-Lightbulb-image
TCP 17W PAR38 Flood LED
Type: Flood/reflector 90- to 120-watt PAR38 equivalent bulbs
Summary:
 
 
The TCP 17W PAR38 Flood LED Lightbulb has the following features: Dimmable, Works with electronic timer, Outdoor not exposed to moisture, Outdoor use when used base up, Works with semi enclosed fixture, Works with photo cell, Works with motion sensor and Pay back time.
ratingsPhilips 60W Soft White Mini Reviews
Philips-60W Soft White Mini-Lightbulb-image
Philips 60W Soft White Mini
Type: General purpose 60-watt equivalent bulbs
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
 
 
The Philips 60W Soft White Mini Lightbulb has the following features: Outdoor not exposed to moisture and Pay back time.
ratingsMiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost Reviews
MiracleLED-Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost-Lightbulb-image
MiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost
Type: General purpose 60-watt equivalent bulbs
Summary:
 
 
The MiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost Lightbulb has the following features: Works with fully enclosed fixture, Works with electronic timer, Outdoor not exposed to moisture, Works with semi enclosed fixture, Works with photo cell, Works with motion sensor and Pay back time.