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GE Soft White 3-Way Light Bulb

GE Soft White 3-Way Light Bulb

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This 3-way light bulb is for general purpose use in table and floor lamps with 3-way sockets.

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This soft white 50-100-150 3-way light bulb gives you full versatility in your lighting. Set at the low 50 watt setting for energy savings and low light application, use the higher wattage settings for general room lighting or reading, Light output in lumens is 615, 1,540, and, for the top setting, 2,155. From General Electric, GE.

  • Soft white 3-way light bulb.
  • Incandescent, medium base.
  • 50-100-150 watts.
  • Light output is 615/1,540/2,155 lumens.
  • 1,200 hour average bulb life.
  • 2900K color temperature.
  • By General Electric, GE.
  • A21 shape.
  • Price is for one bulb.
  • One bulb per pack.

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Recommended bulb for lamp
Christine P on Apr 19, 2019
I can’t buy them in the stores.
P A on Apr 13, 2019
Recommended bulb for lamp
Christine P on Apr 19, 2019
Because I can’t get them in the stores.
Patricia E M on Apr 13, 2019
I can’t buy them in the stores.
P A on Apr 13, 2019
Needed bulbs.
V I on Mar 22, 2019
Because I assume they are correct for this lamp and will fit.
Harold D. J on Jan 14, 2019
A N on Aug 5, 2018
So I can see to read. (!)
Mary J. B on Jul 22, 2018
so my lamp can work
Francis C on Mar 23, 2018
Recommended as a bulb for my lamp that I ordered.
Teresa H on Mar 15, 2018
to get the correct one.
kathy k on Dec 13, 2017
To use with other 3-way lamps
S K on Nov 28, 2017
Needed a three-way bulb.
Susan S on Nov 22, 2017
adjusting the light output of the bulb is great
S T on Nov 18, 2017
MARGARET B on Nov 5, 2017
GE is the best.
Vickie A on Oct 26, 2017
Wanted to make sure I had what I needed to turn lamp on when I got it.
A mix of laziness and convenience,
B J on Sep 13, 2017
for another lamp i have
Tammy D on Jun 17, 2017
Because I can’t get them in the stores.
Patricia E M on Apr 13, 2019
Needed bulbs.
V I on Mar 22, 2019
I have an antique pole lamp with a Sylvania 3 way light bulb. 50/100/150, with a larger than normal base. Do I need a special bulb?
Susan G on Feb 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It possibly sounds like you have a what they call a mogul base bulb. The only mogul base 3-way bulb we currently offer is up to 300 watts.
GE 3-Way 100-200-300 Watt Mogul Base Light Bulb
GE 3-Way 100-200-300 Watt Mogul Base Light Bulb
what is A21 shape?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi - The A21 bulb name is describing the bulbs shape through a letter code (A) and their diameters in eighths of an inch. An A21 bulb example is 2.625 inches in diameter (21/8 = 2.625) and is about 5 inches in height.
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Soft white lightbulb better than expecte
Mainly for reading in bed.

Pros: Long Life, Runs Cool, All 3 Levels Are Great, Reduces Energy Costs, Bright

Best Uses: Small Lamps, General Lighting, Bedroom Ambiance, Reading Bright Enough
October 15, 2013
The bulb I usually purchase.
What can I say, its a light bulb!

Pros: Long Life, Bright

Best Uses: I use as a reading light, General Lighting
December 20, 2009
We like 3-ways. These are reliable. Life of lowest wattage filament usually is shortest.

Pros: Bright

Best Uses: General Lighting, Small Lamps
March 3, 2010
Lots of illumination when needed
This lightbulb gives off lots of evening light for reading and illuminating the room. It is great to find incandescent light bulbs at Lamps Plus, so many outlets only carry LED bulbs, which are not good for our eyes.
May 3, 2018
1 year ago
great bulbs!
I love these bulbs, and they give off great light.
November 7, 2018
5 months ago
Great bulb!
Love the three-way bulb.

Pros: Bright
January 19, 2010
Great main light bulb for bedroom!
Great light-bulb for bedrooms and main rooms. Love the fact that the wattage is adjustable to your needs which makes a great 4 season light-bulb.

Pros: Adjustable, Long Life, Bright

Best Uses: Kitchen, Ceiling Fan, General Lighting, Bedroom
November 17, 2014
Excellent customer service & technical service. They're pros
I have more lamps to take for repairs. Their pricing on bulbs and lamps is very competitive.

Pros: Reduces Energy Costs
May 19, 2016
3-Way Soft White
Better than the horrible ??fluorescent disasters
June 30, 2017
1 year ago
Could have used more efficient florescen
This bulb was the"one for this light". seems that a more energy efficient bulb should have been offered (think green).

Cons: Wastes Energy
January 12, 2010
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