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75 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 23 Watt, Wet Location Rated PAR38 Bright White Compact Fluorescent Bulb

SKU: 23W/ODRPAR38/5000K | Ordering Code: 23W/ODRPAR38/5000K

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Product Details

Brand

Overdrive

Energy Used

A rating, expressed in watts, to indicate the rate at which a lamp consumes energy. Also known as wattage value.
 
Energy Used
23 Watts

Volts

A measure of "electrical pressure" between two points. The voltage specification of an incandescent lamp is the electrical "pressure" required to drive it at its designed point. The "voltage" of a ballast (e.g. 120 V) refers to the line voltage coming from the power source and is connected to the ballast.
 
Volts
120

Bulb Shape

The description of the general appearance of a lamp/bulb consists of a letter(s) followed by a number. The letter indicates the shape of the bulb and the number relates to the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch. For example, a common household bulb is the A-19. The bulb is "A" shape and the diameter would be nineteen 8ths of an inch, or 2 3/8".
 
Bulb Shape
PAR-38

Base

The end (or ends) of the lamp that fits into the socket.
 
Base
Medium (E26)

Diameter (in)

Light bulbs: a measurement of a bulb's width taken at the widest point of the bulb. Fixtures: the measurement across the widest point of a circular fixture.
 
Diameter (in)
4.8

Length (in)

Also referred to as "Maximum Overall Length" (MOL). For light bulbs, it measures the length of a light bulb, from the top of the bulb to the bottom of the base or pins and is typically expressed in inches. For light fixtures and ballasts, it applies to the total horizontal length of the item.
 
Length (in)
5

Average Rated Life (hr)

A measurement of the average length of time, between first use and the point when 50% of the lamps tested have stopped functioning, , using an operating cycle of 3 hours on, 20 minutes off.
 
Average Rated Life (hr)
10000

Brightness (Lumens)

A rating of the inital light output of a bulb, rated after 100 hrs of operation. Lumens are a measure of how much light falls on one square foot of area, one foot away from the light source.
 
Brightness (Lumens)
1050

CRI

Color Rendering Index is an international system used to rate a lamp's ability to render object colors. The higher the CRI (based upon a 0-100 scale) the richer and more accurately colors generally appear. CRI differences among lamps are not usually visible to the eye unless the difference is more than 3-5 points.
 
CRI
84

Color Temperature (Kelvin)

An expression of the hue of the light emitted, measured in degrees Kelvin. Usually expressed by a four digit number followed by (k), such as 2700k. Higher temperatures indicate whiter, "cooler" colors, while lower temperatures indicate yellower, "warmer" colors. Some common Kelvin temperature benchmarks are 2700k (warm white), 3500k (neutral white), 4100k (cool white), 5000k (bright white), and 6500k (daylight).
 
Color Temperature (Kelvin)
5000K

Bulb Technology

The technology implemented by the bulb, e.g. incandescent, halogen, LED
 
Bulb Technology
CFL

Bulb Finish

The surface finish of a bulb, which may affect the quality of the light emitted.
 
Bulb Finish
Opaque

Bulb Color

The color of the light produced by a bulb
 
Bulb Color
Bright White
Description
 
Reviews
 
Q & A
Overdrive brand wet location rated 23 Watt compact fluorescent reflector lamp. PAR38 size and shape replaces PAR38 halogen lamps and works well in both indoor and outdoor applications.   Bright white color for a brighter, more visible light than the halogen it replaces.
  • Outstanding energy efficiency - provides equivalent or greater light to most 75 Watt halogen PAR38 lamps while using only 23 Watts of electricity
  • Outstanding life - 10,000 hour rated life is four to six times as long as most halogen lamps
  • Outstanding value - replace your existing lamps with more energy efficient technology, at a competitive price
NOT RECOMMENDED for use in enclosed fixtures or for use with control devices such as sensors or dimmers, may shorten lamp life

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Overdrive75 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 23 Watt, Wet Location Rated PAR38 Bright White Compact Fluorescent Bulb
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reduces energy costs (3)

Cons

  • Burns out quickly (3)

Best Uses

      • Primary use:
      • Business (3)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    2.0

    Early Failure

    By Bill06

    From Mobile, AL

    About Me Quality Oriented

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    Pros

    • Bright

    Cons

    • Burns Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Overdrive 75 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 23 Watt, Wet Location Rated PAR38 Bright White Compact Fluorescent Bulb:

    I use the product in an under-eave fixture to light my patio. The brightness, after warming up, is adequate. I have not attempted to measure electrical savings or heat output. I initially ordered three bulbs, then added four more when they were on sale. Of the seven purchased, two have failed (burnt out).after around six months of being on around eight hours per night; far short of the 10,000 hours advertised and expected. I must add that Bulbs.com, upon hearing my complaint, is replacing the two defective bulbs.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    They don't last!

    By Frank

    From Pawtucket, RI

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Reduces Energy Costs
    • Runs Cool

    Cons

    • Burns Out Quickly

    Best Uses

    • General Lighting

    Comments about Overdrive 75 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 23 Watt, Wet Location Rated PAR38 Bright White Compact Fluorescent Bulb:

    We are happy with the white (cool) light they provide, the reduction in heat dissipation and the energy savings; however, the quality is not up to par. We have had inoperable bulbs right out of the box and we get a high failure rate. All of our purchases after th original one are to replace those that have burnt out. We need better quality.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    3.0

    PAR 38 CFL

    By Greg

    From Lafayette, La.

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reduces Energy Costs
    • Runs Cool

    Cons

    • Burns Out Quickly
    • Weak Light

    Best Uses

    • General Lighting

    Comments about Overdrive 75 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 23 Watt, Wet Location Rated PAR38 Bright White Compact Fluorescent Bulb:

    used in museum lighting.
    Good when placed fairly close to object needing light.
    Anything over 15 feet away is not bight enough, go back to incandescent par38's

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    3.0

    Slow to become bright

    By Maintenance Guy

    From Warner Robins, GA

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    Pros

    • Long Life
    • Reduces Energy Costs

    Cons

    • Weak Light

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Overdrive 75 Watt Incandescent Equivalent, 23 Watt, Wet Location Rated PAR38 Bright White Compact Fluorescent Bulb:

    In cold weather is slow to reach maximum brightness, unlike an incandescent.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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