Rated 2.6 out of 5Â by 34
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dave The bulbs failed to last more than 3 months
I installed three of the bulbs in my home office hoping to have a really bright workspace. It seemed like an ideal environment to give them a try as the lights are rarely cycled more than once a day and while the 9 year lifespan is on an estimated 3hrs/day using these for 9hrs/day should still see a 3 year lifespan and plenty of energy savings. After three months the first bulb failed in a loud pop, I replaced it with the fourth bulb from the pack that I still had as a spare, within three days the new bulb failed along with one of the two remaining originally installed bulbs from the 4 pack. These bulbs also were also slow to warm up to full brightness when initially turned on each day.
September 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Bill Extremely IFFY
I have been using these as grow lights for several months now and I have been on the edge with them.
While they are bright, lately, with any package that I have been getting from my local HD, I have had nothing but issues with these bulbs- mainly with them burning out after only a few hours use, or having them "dim out" to which I have to turn off the lamp for 10-15 minutes and then turn it back on every couple of hours.
From November '12- Feb '13, I had basically no issues. Now in Feb '13, its seems like that is all I am getting. Yes, they are cheap- but now I am going to invest in another brand (albeit more expensive) in hopes of finding a better bulb that will actually last how long they are rated for (in number of hours used).
February 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Andy Really, really slow to full brightness!
Bought these for my wood shop so I could see the true color of my work without having to carry it outside. Works in that regard, but they take close to 5 minutes to come up to full brightness (base up, shop heated to 70 degrees). Very, very annoying.
November 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Laker Junk
Average lifespan of 4 bulbs is about 3 hours each. They lasted any where from 1 - 6 hours. Now all four are dead.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MelissaD Excellent value!
These bulbs are not only an economical choice in the aisle, but also month after month in your electric bill. Will continue to replace every bulb in my house with these.
June 17, 2014