Skip to comments.GE 90 watt miser incandescent bulbs in stores
Posted on 02/11/2013 5:32:01 AM PST by dennisw
GE has new 90 watt Watt-Miser bulbs on sale now due to the 100 watt incandescent bulb ban. You can find them at Wal-Mart. They are rated at 1450 lumens. But if you don't mind paying more, GE also has 72-watt halogen bulbs (rated as "100-watt equivalent") which put out 1490 lumens, so with those you get slightly better brightness with less energy being used.
They were happy with the 100 watt ban, I’m avoiding rewarding them whenever possible.
The market will judge.
never buy lightbulbs in a store, buy them online from a lightbulb store.
You can get bulbs that last 5 times longer for LESS money than the crap they sell at stores.
A few months ago, we got the 72W bulb and I am surprised at how much we really like the light. It’s bright, but easy on the eyes.
72W. Pretty smart, GE.
Went to Home Depot......no more 75 watt bulbs all phased out. Went to WalMart and they still had some 75 watt bulbs in stock
But even more surprising was 90 watt GE bulbs there called “watt miser” in soft white which seems to me a permanent deal. Was $1.67 for a 4 pack
Can you provide a link?
Which online store do you use? Lighting.com or ?
I stopped using 100 watters years ago and 60 is my standard, but it was because of fire or some such, can’t remember.
so, where did all the fat tvs go, all that is left is the skinny flat screens
Every penny spent on a GE product goes to strengthen a company that received over $1.2 billion in stimulus funds and has helped put Obama in the White House and keep him there.
Plus their products suck.
I will not buy any GE product.
Just one question. Do either one produce enough heat to keep my engine block warm at 30 below like the faithful 100 Watt did?
Any online lightbulb sources you recommend?
At Walmart for example right now you can buy a standard bulb for around $2.15 that lasts 1,500 hours
(supposedly long life) lol
OR you can go to an online site like 1000bulbs.com and get a bulb of the same wattage for $1.78 that lasts for 20,000 hours!!!!
hm... 1,500 hours or 20,000 hours for less money... tuff choice!
skinny flat screens are the way to go. A major advance over the old CRT monitors and TVs. I see CRTs in the trash all the time...even the old geezers are moving to LED flat screens
They’re 72 watts because the 75 was banned from manufacture and import in 2013.
The 100 watt was “phased out” in 2012.
Oh, it’s not about controlling you, it’s for your own good!
Seriously? How stupid is it that our lives are so complicated by BS government regs that even buying a reasonably-priced light bulb requires research and persistent
No more 100 watt incandescent as of January 2012 so I hope you stocked up...I did and I can dump them on ebay at a profit anytime
75 watts are phased out as of January 2013
60 watts are out on January 2014
Nice little scam they’ve got going innit?
I thought of GE the other day when Lansing Michigan Mayor Virg Bernero complained about private citizens buying guns at better prices than the city was paying for the buyback. Instead of paying more themselves, Bernero wants the competition outlawed.
GE also got carbon credits for closing factories here which they immediately reopened in China where they sold the carbon credits to themselves.
plus you can buy an wattage you want there 100, 200, 300, heck! 1,500 if you so choose!!! AND you can buy them in bulk by the case and stock up.
Thanks for sharing this tip...I never thought of buying bulbs online.
Which bulb are you referring to that lasts 20,000 hours? I am clueless when it comes to getting the right bulbs.
do you have a recommended light bulb sales site to share?
Replace our leaders, not our lightbulbs!
GE is a big reason for the ban on incandescent light bulbs.
They were apparently tired of selling light bulbs for 50 cents so they lobbied Congress.
Now they are selling these for a few bucks.
A beautiful thing when global companies have such an effect on our govt don’t ya think?
I am only a customer, and a case is a lot of bulbs.
I am aware of that. That’s why I said it was ‘pretty smart’. :)
All I can say is that we actually do like the light they put off. They’re really nice.
My house. Even have an extra one for when one of the others goes out. Why chunk something that's perfectly good just because a new version came out. The wide screens only came out to accomodate hussein's ears.
They’ve been phasing out the higher watt bulbs so that the dim bulbs in Congress and the Federal bureaucracy don’t have to feel so inadequate. Most of them seem to be in the 15 watt range.
You can get 100 watt rough surface bulbs... not cheap www.1000bulbs.com
i could never understand halogen bulbs
they are so HOT that has got to be a huge energy loss.
I used bulbs.com
thanks for the reminder!!! i should stock up on some of the 75’s
where do you buy them online that are better quality like that?
Upstate NY gets a yearly cold wave for about a week where temps can go way down. No garage so truck is out in the open. I stick a 100 Watter on my creeper. Helps keep the oil warm. Works great on a snow blower too.
Thanks Dennis. I stocked up last year and bought 300 100’s. The Gov’t is insane. Hate their low flush toilets too!
here’s a link
I’ve been using these 20,000 hour ones for years and never had a single one burn out yet.
CRT’s double as a space heater, as well, so there’s a bonus.
The only thing that really happened with the bulb bans was it resulted in the last bulb manufacturers in the US shutting down. I haven’t purchased bulbs recently, but I’d have to guess they are made in China now.
>>>Replace our leaders, not our lightbulbs!>>>
I use halogen bulbs in several hard to reach fixtures in my apartment. They are bright and give off a whiter light. However the seem to give off way more heat. Great in the Winter months but it the Summer not so much.
I`ve always used 100`s under the house here and the
rental houses to keep the pipes from freezing.
Got a coupla 100`s in the chicken house,the hens
seem to like `em on a cold nite.
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My local Family Dollar Store has plenty of 75 watt bulbs on sale. Now that I think about it they could be on close out.
The problem is that the long-life bulb are dimmer. The 20,000 hour bulb gives you 480 lumens at 60 watts. The 1,000-hour bulb gives you 825 lumens at 57 watts. In a 4-bulb ceiling fixture, you could put in 2 bulbs and get about the same light.
If that fixture runs 5 hours per day, the 2-bulb setup consumes 103 kWh/year, versus 206 for the 4-bulb. At 8 cents/kWh, that's 8 bucks/year savings. You will need to replace the two 1,000-hour bulbs twice, for a net cost of $2.04, leaving a net savings of $6/year for that fixture. Admittedly, that's not that big a savings.