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Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V)

B&H # EIFS30 Mfr # SP30955
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Product Highlights
  • 5,500K
  • Self Ballasted, Compact
  • 10,000 Hour Lamp Life
  • E-26 Screw Base

This Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V) is an E26 base bulb with a color temperature of 5,500K and a CRI (color rendering index) of 93. The lamp has an average life of 10,000 hours. This lamp is not for use with dimmers, electronic timers, photocells, totally enclosed fixtures, motion/occupancy sensors, or where directly exposed to water.

Code SP30/955K, T4
Application Household and photo fixtures
Watts 30W (incandescent equivalent: 150W)
Volts 120
Color Temperature 5,500K
Average Life Hours 10,000
Approx. Lumens Initial: 1,600
CRI 93
Base Type Medium screw (E26)
Operating Temperature -64°F (-18°C)
Dimensions MOL (maximum overall length): 6.3" (160 mm)
MOD (maximum overall diameter) 2.76" (70 mm)

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EikoSpiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V)
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (12)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Long-lasting (6)
  • Attaches securely (5)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Flimsy (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (13)
  • General purpose (8)
  • Portraits (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Color but Noisy

These lights work great. I bought these for color quality and they deliver. My only negative would be that they're noisy when you're close to them. I use these for video so I...Read complete review

These lights work great. I bought these for color quality and they deliver. My only negative would be that they're noisy when you're close to them. I use these for video so I run into trouble with sound. When a number of these are on there's a noticeable buzz. This might be avoided depending on your mic setup. I haven't managed to put these into my regular workflow yet so I can't say for certain.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bulbs are not returnable

The bulbs are very fragile, they break very easily. I bought eight 23 watts bulbs and they were too low light for the Octa 6 lights and try to return them, and was...Read complete review

The bulbs are very fragile, they break very easily. I bought eight 23 watts bulbs and they were too low light for the Octa 6 lights and try to return them, and was told I can't return bulbs... After convincing them they were just bought a week ago, they verified every bulb and found one bulb broken in the box. They would not refund that one.
I had to eat that one bulb....

Reviewed by 20 customers

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4.0

Nice Flouresent

By mrb2450

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

    Packaged well, non of them were broken. They are fragile so always hold the base. Nice daylight balance, long lasting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Works as well as it should

    By nature photographer

    from Aiken, SC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

        Used to look at printed images to compare with images on computer monitor "hardproofing."

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By Mr. H

        from El Paso, Tx

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

          Used this item as a replacement for the 500 w bulbs in our lighting kit. Great choice. Works with a 4 Socket Adapter Kit and created a safer studio with good lighting

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          4.0

          Bright, but noisy

          By Petro shooter

          from HTX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

          You probably can't use these bulbs for video because of the hum, but they are great for photography.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          good lights

          By Patty VDB

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

            easy to use, good cool lights.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great for interviews

            By Raybez

            from Destin, Fl

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

            As advertised

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best daylight bulb!

            By pwmccormack

            from New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Good Color Value
            • Long-Lasting
            • Powerful
            • True Color Rendering

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Matching
              • Painting
              • Portraits

              Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

              As a visual artist, north light is very important for my work. The Eiko Spiral Fluorescent is the best I've found in a CFL with the closest temperature to north light. If your work involves exact color rebdering in any fashion, I highly recommend this bulb. In addition there are no special fixtures needed.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Color but Noisy

              By Brandon

              from St. Louis

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • General Use

              Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

              These lights work great. I bought these for color quality and they deliver. My only negative would be that they're noisy when you're close to them. I use these for video so I run into trouble with sound. When a number of these are on there's a noticeable buzz. This might be avoided depending on your mic setup. I haven't managed to put these into my regular workflow yet so I can't say for certain.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              3 gone after 320 hours!

              By Mike

              from Milwaukee, WI

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Burn Out Too Soon

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                  Our 3 fixtures are only 8 weeks old, and we've already lost 3 bulbs. Yes were using them 40 hours a week to photograph all of our products, but 320 hours is a LONG WAY from 10,000 hours.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great bulb for the price

                  By Sphoto

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                      Used in my Wescott Spiderlite

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                      4.0

                      Flurescent Lamp Great value

                      By Rendered Communications

                      from Wilmington NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Good Color Value
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                        Great bulbs. Good color consistency.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        Good light, poor acoustics

                        By Pete

                        from MA

                        Pros

                        • Good Color Value

                        Cons

                        • Noisy

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                        Got these as part of a B&H kit. I was hoping to make my house a nice 55k light. These look fine, as far as indoor lighting, but you can't leave them on. They make quiet but noticeable whining hum. I was pretty disappointed that B&H would sell these as part of their kit.

                        Would return, but other reviewers said B&H doesn't do return on light bulbs.

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                        4.0

                        Eiko Flurescent Lamp are the best!

                        By G thang

                        from Fremont CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Night Time
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                          Long lasting, rich bright fluorescent lamps that save you money on electricity bill and minimal maintenance.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Bulbs are not returnable

                          By Hko

                          from New York,NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

                            Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                            The bulbs are very fragile, they break very easily. I bought eight 23 watts bulbs and they were too low light for the Octa 6 lights and try to return them, and was told I can't return bulbs... After convincing them they were just bought a week ago, they verified every bulb and found one bulb broken in the box. They would not refund that one.
                            I had to eat that one bulb....

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Very good product

                            By Puntillo

                            from Medellin, CO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                              I use the product to light my video produtions.
                              It is a good lamp tha give to me a good cuality.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Product

                              By Denise Newborn Photographer

                              from Baltimore, MD

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits
                                • Special Events

                                Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                                Product just as described and fit the Spiderlite TD5 lamp perfectly.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Love it

                                By ToyTigerStudios

                                from NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Good Color Value
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                                  Works great to add fill to light coming through a window from only one angle.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  These bulbs work well

                                  By Hopeful Hal

                                  from Santa Fe, N.M.

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                                    I purchased these bulbs to use in a hair light, so the hair light would match the color temperature of the bulbs in my Octocool softbox.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Spiral Lamps

                                    By Jason the one shooting video

                                    from Beaver Falls, PA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Good Color Value

                                    Cons

                                    • Fail quickly

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting video

                                    Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                                    I am quite frustrated actually. I really like the impact lamps we just purchased but the bulbs seem to be failing quickly. We have purchased three bulbs in the last couple weeks to replace two broken bulbs and one that wasn't working. Now one of the replacements is not working and two of the bulbs that came with our original purchase in October are not working.

                                    Pretty frustrated considering they are $20 bulbs.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Just what I needed

                                    By Anna

                                    from Frederick, MD

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light

                                      Comments about Eiko Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (30W / 120V):

                                      The bulb stays cooler than most which makes it great for longer studio use. The color and brightness looks great on various skin tones.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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