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Hey there, friends! I’m comin’ at ya today with a re-post about the GE reveal® light bulbs I posted about awhile back.
So anyhoo, GE wanted me to try out their new GE reveal® light bulbs in at least one room. Here’s the package:
I chose our living room for this lighting makeover because it’s, well, the room we live in. Besides the kitchen, it’s where we hang out the most. It just so happened that as I was removing lamp shades and switching bulbs out, my husband and kids were playing a board game that requires keen eyesight and/or good lighting. They were having trouble. Perfect! GE says these halogen bulbs “replace yellow, dingy lighting with crisp white light that makes colors and patterns pop, transforming homes from ordinary to extraordinary with just the flip of a switch.” So after the switcheroo was complete, I asked for a drumroll, and turned all the lamps back on.
Ok, so here’s my honest assessment. Are the before and after shots shockingly different from each other? Not so much. But wait for it…the bulbs aren’t claimed to be brighter; they’re claimed to be whiter, crisper, and cleaner. And they are! Now, I didn’t touch up these photos at all and I still think you can totally tell that the room looks crisper, and the light (if you look at it pooling on the carpet) is definitely less yellow. Here are some other before and afters done by other bloggers:
So the bottom line for me is if the GE reveal® light bulbs are 28% more efficient and shed a cleaner, crisper light…what’s not to love? If you want to try new lighting for the New Year, you can find a great line of GE products, including LED options, at Target. Simply download Target’s money-saving Cartwheel app, (available on Apple IOS here and Android here), select GE reveal® (and any other savings you need) and head to your local Target for 25% off!
I have been using Cartwheel and really love it! One afternoon, I needed to make a stop for my blemish concealer, eggs, butter, and a birthday card. So I downloaded the Cartwheel app, searched for things I needed and lo and behold! Eggs and butter were both discounted on Cartwheel. No extra deals on makeup or greeting cards; but, I noticed while browsing that I could get my favorite K-cups 20% off using the app, so I snagged a box of those, too. My savings equaled 3 bucks on a $30 purchase…not bad! On another afternoon, I went in on a whim to browse, and checked Cartwheel for deals first. I noted that Threshold bedding was 40% off on the app, and then the nice lady at the checkout told me that I could double dip by using the Target.com coupon for bedding as well. I ended up getting a much-needed quilt for our king-size bed for about $30! I can imagine that the savings really add up if you shop at Target a lot. The key (from a penny-pincher’s perspective, not from Target’s perspective, I’m sure) is not to be tempted to buy things you don’t need just because you found a good deal on the Cartwheel app. But the app was simple to use, and worked seamlessly at checkout. I’ll be relying on this, for sure. Thanks, Target!
So…here’s an idea. Maybe you’d like to try a lighting makeover of your own. Well, download the Cartwheel app and head over to Target for a new lamp or two. But before you do, maybe you’d appreciate this opportunity to win a $50 Target gift card and some GE reveal® light bulbs! To enter:
- Must be U.S. resident
- Share this blog post on your social media and comment below
- Tell us which room you’d like to makeover
- Include Hashtag #GEreveal + #Targetgiftcard in your social media post(s).
Here’s an example: If I win #GEreveal bulbs+ #Target giftcard, I’ll makeover my _____ with reveal’s beautiful clean light!
* GE and Target are only providing the product and not running the giveaway.
Until next time…