Lighting Mini-Makeover With GE Reveal Light Bulbs

Whenever my friends come over, they head to one of two places: to play with my pup Charlie, or to head to my bathroom to play with my makeup. My friends will then tote the makeup out of the bathroom to the closest window. It's kinda of embarrassing. While my bathroom is spacious, the lighting in there is awful, regardless of the time of day. It makes it difficult to do my makeup/hair for myself or others. It's impossible to film my Youtube videos or take blog pics. So of course I was thrilled when contacted about a lighting mini-makeover with these new GE reveal Light Bulbs. I admit--I had my doubts. How much of an improvement could these light bulbs really make in that dark room? Keep reading for my experience:

Did you know that in the US incandescent light bulbs are being phased out, starting in 2014? Me neither--but this is per regulations of the US Energy Independence and Security Act--the old bulbs just aren't engergy efficient. This is where the GE reveal light bulbs come in. They have the same familiar shape and size of an incandescent bulb, energy efficient, and add bright, beautiful color to any space. Here are some more things I love about them:
  • Traditional light bulbs have a yellow cast, but with the GE reveal bulbs, colors are vivid, and enhanced.

So let's get on to the mini-makeover! I was sent 4 GE reveal bulbs. This is my bathroom, with the original bulbs. Note the yellow cast. This photo was taken about 7pm and is not enhanced. Super dark, right?

After replacing one bulb, I had to turn the power back on to see if there really was a difference. And you can instantly see it! Goodbye yellow, hello beautiful, bright light.

Here's the complete mini-makeover, again taken around 7pm. This photo was not enhanced. Consider me a believer!

Here's the room during the day--gorgeous, full-spectrum of colors. I can see everything so well! Thanks to GE reveal light bulbs, I can do my hair/makeup or that of friends/family with ease of mind, any time of day/night. I highly recommend these.

Video & Discounts!
Purchase GE reveal® bulbs at a discount at participating retailers through October 2013, including their groundbreaking new LED reveal® bulb (see discounts below). In addition to beautiful light, many of the reveal® bulbs also offer great cost and energy savings. The new GE reveal® LED light bulbs are the best energy-efficient light bulbs available, lasting more than a decade based on three hours of use each day while the halogen reveal® bulbs use 28% less energy than regular incandescent reveal® bulbs.

To learn more about the difference reveal® can make, watch this fun video engaging tastemakers who depend on the best lighting possible for their craft. Each expert completes a GE reveal® quick and easy makeover on camera and shares their experience. They discuss the importance of lighting and show how anyone can create a quick and easy makeover for their home or workspace. Watch the video here.

The video features the expert opinions of:
Andrea Spratt of Kucoon Designs –A trendsetting fashion designer and owner of the popular clothing company, Kucoon Designs based in Los Angeles

Solomon Monsoor of Straight Designs – An award-winning interior and lighting designer for major hospitality properties and owner of Straight Designs in Los Angeles

Pace Webb of Taste of Pace Catering – Executive Chef and owner of Taste of Pace Catering, one of the most sought-after chefs on the Los Angeles food scene

Stephanie Navarro – Up and coming make-up artist and hairstylist for films, television and commercials in Los Angeles

Buy select GE reveal® light bulbs at a discount at the following locations:
  • Home Depot –  available through Oct 27, 2013, enter GEREVEAL at check out when you shop for GE reveal® at The Home Depot to rack up some extra savings!
  • Amazon  – 30% off select reveal® bulbs through October 27  
  • True Value - $2 discounts on all reveal® lightbulbs throughout October
  • Target - 25% off all GE reveal® through Nov 2, 2013

Check GE Lighting’s Facebook page through October 2013 for ongoing updates about participating retailers providing discounts. For more information, visit www.gelighting.com.
Thanks, GE!


  1. Wow, I am a believer!! The new lighting looks amazing! I'm definitely going to get these for my home rehab project! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. I know loving these!! And love that they are LED. I hate flouresent lights and they are very damaging to the environment when they break.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  3. We change all are light in Michigan to LED. So now we have all these LED lights that we can't use here b/c of the voltage

  4. Wow, that really makes a difference! I will have to look for these--I hate doing my makeup in the bathroom because of the lighting.

  5. Very cool! I've used Reveal as well and their bulbs really make a difference!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  6. Wow - that is a huge difference!


  7. Thats an impressive change Elle, the lights really make all the difference! Stopping by to say hi.. Hope your week is going well!

  8. We've bee using these GE bulbs in some rooms in our house and I love them:)

  9. I really like that they are LED white bulbs. The bathroom always has the worst lighting--everything comes out yellowish. These lights really help when doing makeup, hair or just taking selfies, lol.


  10. What a difference a bulb makes! I'm a fan of GE Reveal bulbs as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  11. Wow! That looks awesome! I have to pick up some of those. The lighting in my room is horrible too. Haha.

  12. very cool! the lighting in our bathroom is such that it makes me look better than i really do. it can be a good and bad thing!!

  13. Cool post! Go with the future you guys! In Germany normal bulbs are not even allowed anymore since 2008. The rest of Europe is following since 2012 and even Australia announced now the ban. I really do love the US but it is always years behind if it is about becoming green. Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a difference!! I have a beauty room for my makeup and thankfully I have 2 big windows in there, but there are days where I'm in a hurry and would love to use my bathroom...but it's so dark!! These are amazing!

  15. we used these bulbs all over our house. Love them and other of the ge energy saving bulbs..

  16. I can't live without daylight bulbs but the fluorescent ones make me nervous since they contain mercury. This looks like a great alternative.

  17. I love the after effect! They really make a difference! x

  18. WOW what a difference they make! I need some new lightbulbs so this was the perfect post for us moving into our new place :)

  19. good lighting is important!! growing up, our house was always dim because my dad would put the lowest wattage possible to be efficient...but i hated not being able to SEE! so these bright and energy efficient bulbs are awesome!


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