The Smallest CFL Bulb: Sylvania's 13-watt Micro Mini Twist

The Smallest CFL Bulb: Sylvania's 13-watt Micro Mini Twist

Gregory Han
Dec 21, 2007

We've still got a few lights in our house that we haven't switched over to CFL bulbs yet because of size requirements. A couple lights in our apartment use candelabra sized bulbs, and even the smaller CFLs were yet still too large. So we're happy to hear about the recent announcement of Sylvania's 13-watt Micro Mini Twist bulb, a miniatured soft-serve ice cream shaped bulb that provides the equivalent output of a 60 watt bulb.

Another thing we like reading is the reduced amount of mercury inside these bulbs: the Micro Mini Twist contains just 1.5 mg of mercury. In comparison, a watch battery contains about 15 times that amount, according to Charlie Jerabek, President and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA. Small form factor, a considerable light output and decreased environmental impact...we're glad to see more options that might woo over a few CFL holdouts to give these bulbs a try.

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