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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sylvania SuperSaver Halogen Light Bulb (Review)

Within the next few years, incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the United States.  What alternatives are available?

Maybe you're looking for a way to save energy on lighting now.  What choices do you have?

In my household, we've tried compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs).  While I like the extended lifespan of these bulbs, I'm not a fan of them, in general.  I don't care for the look of the light that they cast.  But most of all, I don't like the fact that they contain mercury and require special means of disposal.  So what else can we use?

I was hoping you'd ask. :) 

Sylvania has a new light bulb, the SuperSaver Halogen Light Bulb, that I had an opportunity to try.  Here are the basic facts, as provided by Sylvania, about these bulbs:
  • Familiar shapes (to replace regular incandescent bulbs or indoor floods)
  • High efficiency (energy savings up to 33% when compared to incandescent bulbs)
  • Mercury free
  • Made in the United States
  • Dimmable
  • Instant-on
All of that sounded pretty good to me.  To try the bulbs, I replaced a CFL in one of our family-room lamps.  My family and I all thought that the Sylvania SuperSaver halogen bulb provided a brighter, purer, whiter light than the CFL.  (It reminded me of daylight bulbs, but that's just my own observation.)  It was bright immediately, instead of taking time to reach full brightness.  I'm very happy with it, and I think these are far superior to CFLs.

To learn more about Sylvania SuperSaver Halogen Light Bulbs, visit the Sylvania website.  That page contains links to the Sylvania Online Store and a Store Locator to help you find these bulbs, if you're interested.  (Or, if you're a geek like me, click here to find detailed product information.)

For more information about the phasing-out of incandescent bulbs, visit Wikipedia (for the short version) or this Sylvania page (for the long version).

Disclosure:  I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of SYLVANIA and received products necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. I was surprised when I heard about the CFL bulb too. It's amazing how products are promoted without disclosing the bad stuff until after it gains popularity. I'm going to try these, thanks for the review!

  2. Love them have them in the house! I'm all about cutting corners and being earth friendly if I can! ;)


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