2007 Oct 20            
Compact Fluorescent Lamps      
Tabulated from Consumer Reports Data in 2007 October Issue, Pages 28-29 Columns added by NCAD    
Non-colored fields are provided by CR        
bulbs/pak $/pak Claimed Lumens CR actual Lumens CR Efficiency time (s) to  full bright  $/bulb Claimed W Claimed Eff computed CR W ActEff  Value Score Eff per $ 
Table/Floor Spirals - 60w            
           
Bright Effects 4 $8.00 800 819 70 25 $2.00     11.7 70.0               35
Feit 4 $9.00 800 786 68 30 $2.25 13 61.5 11.6 68.0               30
GE 2 $9.00 950 914 68 34 $4.50     13.4 68.0               15
N!Vision 4 $8.00 900 863 65 25 $2.00 14 64.3 13.3 65.0               33
Philips 8 $11.00 900 907 66 29 $1.38     13.7 66.0               48
Typical Incandescent 4 $2.40 850 847 14 1 $0.60 60 14.2 60.5 14.0               23
           
Ceiling - Flush Mounted Spiral - 60w            
           
Feit  ESL23TM/6/Eco 6  $ 13.00 1600    $   2.17 23 69.6                   32
Feit 3 $9.00 900 936 70 27 $3.00 13 69.2 13.4 70.0               23
GE 2 $9.00 950 914 68 34 $4.50     13.4 68.0               15
N!Vision 4 $8.00 900 863 65 25 $2.00 14 64.3 13.3 65.0               33
Philips 8 $11.00 900 907 66 29 $1.38     13.7 66.0               48
Typical Incandescent 4 $2.40 850 847 14 1 $0.60 60 14.2 60.5 14.0               23
Lights of America   1048     14 74.9      
           
Recessed Flood Ceiling - 65w            
           
Feit 4 $12.00 750 754 50 117 $3.00 15 50.0 15.1 50.0               17
GE 1 $7.00 720 630 43 131 $7.00     14.7 43.0                 6
N!Vision 2 $10.00 640 695 50 124 $5.00 14 45.7 13.9 50.0               10
Philips 1 $11.00 630 682 41 145 $11.00 16 39.4 16.6 41.0                 4
Sylvania 1 $8.00 750 711 44 94 $8.00 16 46.9 16.2 44.0                 6
Typical Incandescent 2 $10.00 755 579 9 1 $5.00 65 11.6 64.3 9.0                 2
           
Outdoor - 60w            
           
Feit 1 $6.00 800 722 51 97 $6.00 16 50.0 14.2 51.0                 9
GE 1 $7.00 520 547 53 199 $7.00     10.3 53.0                 8
N!Vision 4 $8.00 800 914 67 52 $2.00 14 57.1 13.6 67.0               34
Philips 1 $7.00 720 794 59 109 $7.00 14 51.4 13.5 59.0                 8
Sylvania 4 $8.00 800 828 65 36 $2.00 13 61.5 12.7 65.0               33
Typical Incandescent 4 $2.40 850 847 14 1 $0.60 60 14.2 60.5 14.0               23
 However, efficiency is more important than initial cost in the long run! 
Data added by NCAD Luminous efficacy
http://NCAD.net Note:  Other parameters not measured / computed,  but contributing to total value:
 
  Life of bulb - LifeTime  
  Startup Time  (generally, inversely related to LifeTime)  
  Mercury content (generally from 2 - 4 grams)  
  Color variation over life of bulb  
  Sensitivity of LifeTime to number of cycles