I went to a 99 cent store and bought some cfls. They were two for .9999$ Made by sunrise lighting 1678 lumens 23 watts, a standard spiral CFL. For 50 cents its a super deal. So if your a newb and need some cheap cfls, make sure you check your local 99 cent store. From the package I can tell its at least 2 years old, but that's not to bad.