Candelabra-Base CFL Light Blub, retail $TBA
Manufactured by Commercial Electric (
Last updated 06-17-10

This is a unique candelabra-base CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulb that has a coily CF bulb insude of a milky outer "bulb".

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

To use this bulb, just replace the old incandescent light bulb in *ANY*...well, ***ALMOST ANY*** light fixture with an E12 candelabra screw base with this bub.

The only warning I have regarding its use are that it must ***NOT*** be used in a fixture controlled by a dimmer switch or a photoelectric ("day/night") sensor. This bulb will rapidly (and possibly quite spectacularly) fail if this is don't want baby poison dart frogs, crane fly maggots (larvae), or caddisfly larvae...I don't want an UNWANTED FIRE!!!

This product is designed specifically to be used on a 120 volts AC 60Hz line, not batteries of any type, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, gently place on the floor, stomp on with old or used bowling shoes, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

This is a fluorescent light bulb, not a flashlight designed to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toylet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, use a small sledgehammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the unit plugged into an AC receptacle (or "wall outlet" or even "wall socket" if you prefer).
Unit produces a noticeably whiter light than this photograph depicts!!!

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this bulb.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this bulb.
Spectrometer's input deliberately "overloaded" to show weaker spectral lines.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Test unit was sent by a website fan and was received on 08-31-05 (or "31 Aug 2005" if you prefer).

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Uses a CFL tube instead of a hot glowing tungsten (or "wolfram" if you prefer) wire
Longer lasting than incandescents
Pleasant warm white color

Cannot use on a dimmer or photoelectric "day/night" circuit -- this is what nocked that last star off its rating

    MANUFACTURER: Commercial Electric
    PRODUCT TYPE: CFL light bulb
    LAMP TYPE: Coily CFL bulb
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Toroidal (360°X, ~300°Y)
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic & glass
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure (stated as 70mA at 120 volts AC 60Hz)
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    SIZE: 107.70mm H (incl. base) x 42.80mm D
    WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Star Rating

Candelabra-Base CFL Light Blub *

Do you manufacture or sell an LED flashlight, task light, utility light, or module of some kind? Want to see it tested by a real person, under real working conditions? Do you then want to see how your light did? If you have a sample available for this type of real-world, real-time testing, please contact me at

Please visit this web page for contact information.

Unsolicited flashlights, LEDs, and other products appearing in the mail are welcome, and it will automatically be assumed that you sent it in order to have it tested and evaluated for this site.
Be sure to include contact info or your company website's URL so visitors here will know where to purchase your product.

This page is a frame from a website.
If you arrived on this page through an outside link,you can get the "full meal deal" by clicking here.