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RESULTS
General purpose 60-watt equivalent bulbs (16)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
General purpose 75-watt equivalent bulbs (1)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
General purpose 100-watt equivalent bulbs (3)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Flood/reflector 65- to 90-watt equivalent bulbs (12)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Lightbulbs
Shop
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Flood/reflector 90- to 120-watt PAR38 equivalent bulbs (2)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Chandelier 40 to 60 watt equivalent bulbs (6)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Globe 40 to 60 watt equivalent bulbs (6)
RATINGS
SPECS
 
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor
Type
Light color
Claimed life
Brightness
Efficiency
Light distribution
Frequent on and off performance
Life testing
Color accuracy
Warm-up time
Works with dimmer
Works with fully enclosed fixtures
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor