Science Project About GE Light Bulbs! Bringing Choices to Light and Save Energy #GELighting #CBias

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Back in November, Rosie and I researched the different types of light bulbs and planned out a science project for her to do, comparing them all!  Here’s how it turned out.  If you want to refresh your memory on the different types of bulbs and their characteristics, check back to my November post for an easy-to-read breakdown.

 Post 2 Finished project board #CBias #GELighting

Light Bulb Science Project*

Hypothesis:  CFLs produce less heat than other types and therefore waste less energy and are more energy efficient.

Science Goal:  Observe, use numbers, collect data, graph, communicate, see cause and effect.


Light socket

Story boards

Sample of each type of light bulb




Making story board and chart #CBias #GELighting

1.  Create a story board with the name and a sample of each type of light bulb.  Notice size, shape, and design.

2.  Create a comparison chart to record temperatures.

Post 2 Putting light bulb in socket #CBias #GELighting

3.  Put each bulb into the light socket and use the thermometer to measure the heat around the bulb.  Make sure each measurement is the same distance away from the test bulb.

Light Bulb under box #CBias #GELighting

Place a box over the socket to concentrate the heat impact.

Post 2 Measuring Temperature #CBias #GELighting

Control the amount of time to take each measurement so that it is the same for each bulb.

Post 2 Finished project #CBias #GELighting

4.  Learn and laugh!

*appropriate level for seven year old.

That was about as complicated as we could get for Rosie’s age level.  But, if you have an older child, you can also get into lumens, combination cfl/halogen bulbs, color of different lighting and more.

GE Lighting has three options available (LED, CFL, energy efficient soft white) that all meet the new government standards .  Energy-efficient soft white (EESW) bulbs are the closest option to traditional incandescent bulbs.

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To see more pictures from our shopping trip to Walmart for the materials we need for the science project, check out my Google Plus Album, Bringing Choices to Light.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  All opinions are my own.  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and GE Lighting #CBias #SocialFabric. 


  1. 1

    I love this!! My kids are around that age and would be totally into this project :)

  2. 2

    That was a great project! I hope she’s able to use it for a science fair or for extra credit at school!

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