If you remember back in January I hosted a giveaway for some of GE’s new reveal bulbs, and I mentioned I was going to receive some to try out in my own home. Well, here they are :)

GE reveal

I was really excited to see the difference they would make as I have several friends who swear by them. To give them the ultimate test, I put them in the guest room. That room has only one window and barely gets any natural light. One thing I noticed right away is that these bulbs have a slightly blue hue. I think I’d prefer to use them in a covered fixture or under a lamp shade in the future.

GE reveal light bulbs 1

Here’s how the room looks with the ordinary light bulbs. I did not change the brightness or temperature at all on the following photos (just re-sized and added text).

regular bulbs

After I snapped some before shots, I switched out the bulbs. The minute I turned them on, I could not believe the difference! I tried my best to capture it in photos, hopefully you can tell…the best way I can describe it is that 1) they are brighter and 2) the light that they cast leaves colors more true. Less yellowy.

GE reveal light bulbs

Here is a side by side:

side by side

The difference is way more obvious in person, and I’m probably going to get more of these for the house. It seems to make a difference in how much editing I have to do to a photo to get the lighting correct. Most of the rooms in my house are hard to photograph in natural light (its VERY weather dependent), and when I turn on a lamp or overhead light, I get that yellow hue that I have to then remove in post-processing. The reveal bulbs give me a much truer light to work with. Better light= better photos! Have any of you tried these bulbs yet?

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  1. Ed Oliver

    You can really see the difference in lighting from the photos! Will have to try them for myself, thanks for posting.

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