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Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V)

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Product Highlights
  • E26 Screw Base
  • 5,000K Daylight Balance

The Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent lamp (26W/120V) is an Edison base (E26) screw-in bulb, for the SP Systems Cool Light, Interfit, Impact, Bowens Tri-Lite, or any other floodlight fixture that can accept a large bulb. The lamp has a color temperature of 5000° and 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 SP27/50K
Application Stage and studio fixtures, home lighting
Watts 26
CRI 80
Volts 120
Approx. Lumens 1,600 (replaces 110W incandescent)
Color Temperature 5,000K
Average Life Hours 10,000
Base Type E26 Edison, medium screw
Approvals UL/CSA, Energy Star, TCLP Compliant
Operating Temperature Minimum: -0.39°F (-18°C)
Dimensions Mol: 5.47" (139 mm)
MOD: 2.44" (62 mm)

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EikoSP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V)
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (10)
  • Good power output (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors (13)
    • Portraits (9)
    • General purpose (7)
    • Night time (7)
    • Low light (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Cost Effective Solution to Lighting

    OVERALL: Recommended

    #1 --> Uniform light at 5000K 'daylight': it matches other 5000k lights of varying types currently being used in my continous lighting set-up.Read complete review

    OVERALL: Recommended

    #1 --> Uniform light at 5000K 'daylight': it matches other 5000k lights of varying types currently being used in my continous lighting set-up.

    #2 --> For the cost, these are the easiest way to increase shot quality.

    #3 --> 1 bulb provides adequate light, equivalent to around 120w. Bulb's work well in quads.

    #4 --> So far they run cooler than other fluorescent lamps I've tried.

    #5 --> Have only used them a week so can't speak for longetivity.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Garbage Bulbs - Get what you pay for.

    Unfortunately I got these bulbs as part of the Impact 4 socket softbox kit and they are absolutely terrible. Very Weak. The light barely escapes the softbox, and they are rated at 5000K,...Read complete review

    Unfortunately I got these bulbs as part of the Impact 4 socket softbox kit and they are absolutely terrible. Very Weak. The light barely escapes the softbox, and they are rated at 5000K, so about 500K short of daylight; and the CRI is only 80. They cast a weird greenish hue and shadows and skin tone look pale, dead, and flat. To be fair, they are only $; but your money is better used on the taxes on a better bulb.

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    4.0

    Seem to be OK

    By Soli Lama

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

      The ones in the Octo 6 light that I have light up very quickly. The one in the 4 socket unit take some time to get to full power. They are warm to the touch.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Long lasting and cool!

      By Belvezet

      from Forest Hills, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors

        Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

        On the advice of a friend photographer, I switched from tungsten to fluorescent lights to take pictures of my wife who makes children's dresses. The tungsten bulbs would burn out quickly and give off too much heat. I've only used them for one month, but they work great. Couldn't be happier.

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        5.0

        Nice bulbs and reasonable price

        By slyster

        from Nebraska

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Portraits

          Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

          Nice light

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          1.0

          Garbage Bulbs - Get what you pay for.

          By Working Man

          from St. Louis

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Holding Doors Open
          • Home Lighting
          • Throwing At Ferral Cats

          Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

          Unfortunately I got these bulbs as part of the Impact 4 socket softbox kit and they are absolutely terrible. Very Weak. The light barely escapes the softbox, and they are rated at 5000K, so about 500K short of daylight; and the CRI is only 80. They cast a weird greenish hue and shadows and skin tone look pale, dead, and flat. To be fair, they are only $; but your money is better used on the taxes on a better bulb.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good bulbs

          By PhotographerJim

          from Clermont, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Warm-up
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors
            • Portraits

            Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

            I use these for a quad-base soft box light. Quick to reach full brightness, uniform color temperature, and power efficient, these bulbs work very well. And with a very long expected life, should last for quite a while. Well worth the cost!

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            4.0

            SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp

            By Andy

            from Arizona

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Low Light
              • Night Time
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

              Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

              Great product all around! Cheap and detectable in seconds without worrying about oil off your hands.

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              5.0

              Good little lights

              By DCDrew10

              from Washington, DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Color Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                I use two of these in a soft box for indoor video interviews/corporate spotlights and they have been a great addition to my kit. They are inexpensive, put off a nice light and haven't died on me or flickered once. One of them warms up faster than the other, but it doesn't take long to reach full power.

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                5.0

                Quite Pleased

                By DJA

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Color Value
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                  I switched out the two incandescent bulbs in my home office for these. It's remarkable how similar my lighting is now at nighttime to what I get in the afternoons with daylight streaming through the windows.

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                  4.0

                  Amazing little bulb

                  By TK Turbo

                  from Wilmington, NC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful
                  • white

                  Cons

                  • Delicate

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Interview
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time

                  Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                  I was never comfortable with fluorescent lighting for video, but this little bulb has changed all that. 5000k color temp is close to daylight and I can preset the camera to 5000k. Interviews look a whole lot better now!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great service from B&H

                  By Flanso

                  from Houston

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                  One of the eight bulbs in my lighting kit arrived broken. B&H replaced it promptly and without fanfare.

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                  5.0

                  Cost Effective Solution to Lighting

                  By Buffalo

                  from Toronto

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Good Color Value
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time

                    Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                    OVERALL: Recommended

                    #1 --> Uniform light at 5000K 'daylight': it matches other 5000k lights of varying types currently being used in my continous lighting set-up.

                    #2 --> For the cost, these are the easiest way to increase shot quality.

                    #3 --> 1 bulb provides adequate light, equivalent to around 120w. Bulb's work well in quads.

                    #4 --> So far they run cooler than other fluorescent lamps I've tried.

                    #5 --> Have only used them a week so can't speak for longetivity.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Bright light, good value

                    By Macro Bob

                    from Philly

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                      Bulbs warm up quickly, nice even light.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Does what it needs to do.

                      By Matt Blasing

                      from Albuquerque, NM

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                            Five stars because I've had no problems yet. Still works, doesn't overheat, light delivers as expected.

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                            5.0

                            Does what a light should do.

                            By Matt Blasing

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                  Haven't used long enough to determine longevity, but hasn't burnt out yet.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/12

                                  By BIG-O

                                  from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Price And Color Temp

                                  Cons

                                  • NONE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                  These bulbs are great, perfect color temperature.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  bought as a kit. see previous items

                                  By wemo

                                  from douglasville ga

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Securely
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Low Light
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                    photography

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Let your light shine!

                                    By CRC

                                    from Ardmore, Ok

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors
                                      • Low Light
                                      • Night Time
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Special Events

                                      Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                      These little jewels work great and put out a lot of light even though they are only 26W. They all worked, but like most lights like this, you do have to wait a few minutes for them to reach their full brightness.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good Lamp with medium heat dispersion.

                                      By TMW

                                      from Cleveland, OH

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • General Use
                                        • Indoors
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                        Quick start time although I'm not sure if turning the bulb on and off shortens the lifespan of this lamp.
                                        After extended use don't be fooled to think that due to this lamp being a CFL it would be cool to the touch...

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                                        • No

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                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfect

                                        By bertmaster

                                        from Cleveland, TX

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • General Use
                                            • Indoors
                                            • Low Light
                                            • Night Time
                                            • Outdoors
                                            • Portraits
                                            • Special Events

                                            Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                            Arrived quickly. Items are as expected.

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                                            • No

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/12

                                            By tpl

                                            from Nyack NY

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Good Color Value

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Eiko SP27/50K Spiral Fluorescent Lamp (26W/120V):

                                                matches color balance of 85w build

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