Philips LED Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent T2 Twister Lightbulb, 4-Pack

Last updated date: November 2, 2020

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9.0

Philips LED Energy Saver Compact Fluorescent T2 Twister Lightbulb, 4-Pack

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We looked at the top Lightbulbs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Lightbulb you should buy.

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Overall Take

LED bulbs offer dependable fluorescent lighting at a low price and a small size. The bright light simulates daylight while using a quarter of the energy of an incandescent version.


In our analysis of 8 expert reviews, the Philips LED Energy Saver Fluorescent Twister Lightbulb, 4-Pack placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Philips 23W EnergySaver compact fluorescent bulb provides bright, energy saving light. This 23W can replace a 100W incandescent, last up to 9.1 years.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

9.0
3,651 user reviews

What experts liked

Provide a crisp, cool light that’s much brighter than standard bulbs.
- The Spruce

What experts didn't like

These bulbs contain mercury, so you will have to take special precautions if you break or need to dispose of them.
- The Spruce

An Overview On Lightbulbs

Lightbulbs come in four types: incandescent, halogen, compact fluorescent and LED. The incandescent bulb produces light by heating a filament, has a short life span and requires the most energy of any of the four types. Due to updated legal standards for lightbulbs, standard incandescent bulbs are no longer being made, but incandescent chandelier and other specialty bulbs remain on the market.

Halogen bulbs, which also make light through a heated filament, require more energy to use and have shorter life spans than compact fluorescent or LED bulbs. Compact fluorescents, which have a spiral shape, are the only one of the four that use mercury, and they light up more slowly than other types of bulbs. LED bulbs are the most efficient and longest-lasting of the four types, and as a result they tend to be more expensive.

It’s important to consider the brightness (measured in lumens) and light color (measured in Kelvin) when buying lightbulbs. We often think about brightness in terms of the older incandescent bulbs, where 60 watts produced 800 lumens. However, more energy-efficient bulbs use less electricity to produce the same brightness: a 12-watt LED bulb gives off the same 800 lumens of light while using a fraction of the power.

Bulbs supply four different colors of light: soft white, warm white, bright white and daylight. Lower-Kelvin bulbs offering a softer, yellower light that can feel more warm and welcoming, while higher-Kelvin bulbs provide brighter illumination with light in the white and blue ranges.

The Lightbulb Buying Guide

  • Before purchasing lightbulbs, check the maximum recommended wattage for your lamp or light fixture. Never exceed this amount for the sake of safety.
  • If a bulb does not immediately seem to fit your fixture, do not force it into place. This is a fire hazard.
  • Different bulbs are often required for indoor versus outdoor light fixtures. Check the instructions that accompanied your fixture for details.
  • If your lights are going to be used with motion sensors or dimmers, check the bulb packaging to make sure it’s compatible.