Flashpoint Replacement Spiral Fluorescent Bulb, 70 Watts, 5500k, Equivalent Output of 350 Watts, Fits Standard Household Sockets, E26 - E27


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About Flashpoint

Flashpoint Spiral Fluorescent Bulb 70 Watts. These 70 Watt Bulbs have an equivelant output of 350 Watts. Fits all Standard Household Sockets. (E26 - E27)
Rated 7000 hours

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good color value (10),Good power output (9),Long-lasting (6),Attach securely (5),Durable (3)
Flimsy (5)
Best Uses:
Indoors (11),General purpose (7),Low light (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (7),Photo enthusiast (3),Pro photographer (3)

Flashpoint Specifications

70 watts
Average Life Hours
7000 hrs
Lumens (appx)
Color Temperature
CRI 80
Edison base
Mfr #

Reviews about this item

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(based on 16 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


Cool running light for still life

Use the cool running lights for heat sensitive still life products and "no sweat" portraits. I use several at a time with a diffuser for soft lighting. I don't know about lifetime yet, but I wish they were slightly smaller. A plus is amount of light without blowing fuses, but I am not sure the output is quite as high as advertised.


Most Liked Negative Review


Good light - not durable

Great light, but bulbs started to fail quickly. First came the smoke, then the buzz, then complete failure... upon inspection, the interior wiring is poor - and the end of one light stuck in the light box, leaving me holding just the glass.

Reviewed by 16 customers


Works as expected


from Lexington, MN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This light works just as described. It's fine for dark locations and if you have the light close to your subject. But if its a fairly well lit space, or you need your light farther away from your subject, you may need something brighter than this. Be aware that it does dim or start to flicker over time. This was a replacement lamp to one that came with a kit that is starting to flicker and is fairly dim.


Ordered 2 NEVER GOT THEM!!!!


from Framingham, MA  -  Pro Photographer

Well! I ordered 2 bulbs but never got them!! Buyers Beware!! I paid shipping on this order but never got the products! Wrote to Adorama direct and never got a response BACK!!!!


Works as it should


from South Carolina  -  Casual Photographer

No problems, bulb works well and does the job it's made to do.


Lights On!


from St. Louis  -  Photo Enthusiast

Nice Bulb


Great for Desk top catalog set up.


from Phx. Valley of the sun,and best sunsets.  -  Photo Enthusiast

In real life I thought a little pricy but in the world of photo a bargain , laugh out loud.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I would buy this product again.


from South Amboy, NJ  -  Casual Photographer

I use this product for portraits. I Have had no problems with it.


Good bulb a little pricey


from Washington State  -  Pro Photographer

It sure beats normal room lights. Even though I've replaced all my house bulbs with 14W 5500K flourescent bulbs there is still not enough light for good indoor photography. I use this bulb in two white reflecting umbrellas for fill in light plus two shop lights each with two 14w 5500K flourescent bulbs.


Spiral Flurescent Bulb: a problem


from Jacksonville, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I got to use the bulb twice. It lost power after two hours, the second time, and when I unscrewed it, the bulb shattered. I need the powerful light to illuminate jewelry for sale. The flashpoint kit with the bulb came recommended to me by a professional photographer, so I had high expectations that weren't met.


Reasonably priced


from central valley, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very useful for newborn photography lighting when natural light is too dim. Pro: does not flash bright light into newborns eyes.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good light - not durable


from Midwest  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great light, but bulbs started to fail quickly. First came the smoke, then the buzz, then complete failure... upon inspection, the interior wiring is poor - and the end of one light stuck in the light box, leaving me holding just the glass.


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
LEE B  Good color-balanced output at a great price.
Shopper  Diameter?
JON O  Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Busy. The largest circumference near the base is 9 inches. It'll fit a standard socket as advertised.
Phil W  how do you get this into the softbox receptacle?
CHARLES WESLEY H  Phil-- that collar MUST be pressed onto the socket to LOCK it in place and hold the assembly in the open position and form the box with taunt sidewalls. Once in place, it no longer blocks access to screw in the big bulb! The first time may take a good bit of effort to get it locked; subsequent usages become easier.
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