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Utilitech Soft White PAR38 90W 75232 (Lowe's) lightbulb

This model has been tested by our experts.

About

The Utilitech Soft White PAR38 90W 75232 (Lowe's) is part of the Lightbulb test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Lightbulb models like the Soft White PAR38 90W 75232 (Lowe's) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Claimed life: Claimed life is how many years the manufacturer says the bulb will last based on 3 hours of use per day.

Brightness: Brightness indicates the brightness (lumens) of each bulb after 3,000 hours of life testing, as compared with the brightness of a comparable incandescent.

Efficiency: Efficiency is the comparison of the amount of light (lumens) produced by a given amount of electrical energy (watts). The more the lumens per watt the more efficient the bulb.

Specs

Dimmable Dimmable Manufacturer claims that bulb is dimmable.
No
Works with fully enclosed fixture Works with fully enclosed fixture Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used in a fixture that completely encloses the bulb.
Yes
Works with electronic timer Works with electronic timer Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used with a mechanical or electronic timer.
No
Outdoor not exposed to moisture Outdoor not exposed to moisture Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used outdoors but must be completely protected from direct contact with moisture.
Yes
Outdoor use when used base up Outdoor use when used base up Manufacturer claims that bulb can be directly exposed to moisture as long as it is base up in the fixture.
No
Works with photo cell Works with photo cell Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used with a photo cell.
No
Works with motion sensor Works with motion sensor Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used wih a motion sensor.
No