GE Reveal CFL Offers Consumers Incandescent Shape with Energy-Saving Benefits
GE recently introduced the GE Reveal CFL bulb, available in 9-watt, 15-watt and 20-watt. These bulbs produce the lighting equivalent of 40-watt, 60-watt and 75-watt incandescent bulbs, respectively. This translates to 75 percent less energy usage and, based on an electricity rate of 10¢/kWh, energy savings between $24-$44 in electricity costs over the life of the bulb, depending on which wattage is used. While the outside appearance and fit is similar to that of a standard incandescent bulb, the GE Reveal CFL is energy efficient and lasts eight times as long, or about five years (based on four hours use per day for the 8,000-hour rated life).
GE Reveal CFL bulbs provide clean light that filters out dull, yellow rays produced by standard incandescents.
The introduction of the new GE Reveal CFL is just one way the company is working to meet new government legislation that will slowly phase out standard incandescent bulbs starting in 2012. A recent study commissioned by GE Lighting shows that three out of four consumers are not aware of this pending federal legislation. GE is committed to offering education and access to energy-efficient alternatives.
While retailers determine their own resale price, consumers may find GE Reveal CFL bulbs in the $6.49 to $8.99 range.