ethicalDeal: $26 for 9 Energy Star CFL Mini Spiral Light Bulbs


There is a good deal on compact florescent light bulbs at Ethical Deal right now. Receive nine Energy Star CFL Mini Spiral Standard Light Bulbs for just $26 including shipping. The entire package has a $46 value according to Ethical Deal.

Use coupon code PAMPEREDBABY to receive an extra $5 off this deal if this is the first time you have placed an order with ethicalDeal.

You receive nine CFL light bulbs of three different wattages. Your package includes:

  • 3 x 13 Watt bulbs
  • 3 x 18 Watt bulbs
  • 3 x 23 Watt bulbs

I used Walmart Canada to do some price comparing. The price of compact bulbs varies depending upon the wattage. Here is what I found at Walmart using the GE brand for comparison, as they are Energy Star certified:

  • 3 x 13 Watt bulbs - $9.96
  • 3 x 15 Watt bulbs - $9.96
  • 3 x 23 Watt bulbs - $12.97

Make note: Walmart does not carry 18-watt bulbs, so I used the price of the 15-watt bulbs instead. However, I suspect that the 18-watt bulbs are worth more as the 23-watt bulbs most certainly are. The total value for this bundle is $32.89 with a lower wattage bulb in for the 18s. Even using the GE bulbs as a price comparison, this is a good deal.

Now, these bulbs are made by Kambo Green Solutions (a BC company) so I checked their website to make sure this was also a good deal. They sell the bulbs individually there and the price comparison runs like this:

  • 13W: 3 x $3.50 each = $10.50
  • 18W: 3 x $4 each = $12
  • 23W: 3 x $4.50 each = $13.50

In total, they value their own light bulbs at $36, which is not far off the price comparison I did with Walmart Canada. I assume the rest of the 'value' that ethicalDeal refers to is the included shipping.

Either way, you are saving around 30 - 33% on the price of energy saving light bulbs. I like this deal because you save money upfront first (on the cost of the light bulbs) and then you save money on your energy bills each month thereafter. With each bulb lasting up to 12,000 hours... you will not need to buy new bulbs for years. I also like this deal because it includes three different wattages of bulb. Some lamps can only have the equivalent of a 60-watt bulb; whereas you will want the equivalent of a 100-watt in other areas you need more light. I really need to check what bulbs are in each of our lamps, as we should have switched over ages ago.

You will be charged applicable taxes at checkout. The light bulbs will arrive approximately two to three weeks after your purchase date.

(Expiry: 30th September 2014)

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