Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ttfn999 Does not properly dim in light bar
As a single bulb, they may work just fine, however, I put them in a 6-light bar and they hum and flicker when dimmed. We replaced one bulb with a Phillips version of the same ("equivalent wattage") and the flicker and hum went away - but the bulb doesn't match in looks. Will now spend another $60 to replace them with the Phillips bulbs and see what that does.
June 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BulbBoy Bought two as a test
I have two bathroom fixtures that use multiple G25 bulbs. I have typically been using 25 watt bulbs when they burn out. Lately I have been on a "quest for LED". Since I had two bulbs burn out, I decided to try and find a good LED replacement. I know that these things are new, and it is challenging to put new technology in an old form factor. I was worried about color, buzzing and brightness. Based on my experience with other type of bulbs, I knew that I would need to try a couple to find the ones I like. These were rated with a color of 2700k, similar to filament bulbs. I was not planning on dimming them so I was not worried about buzzing. I picked up two of these for a test. They are brighter than the filament bulbs, probably because the light is directed in one direction. The color seems whiter than my filament bulbs, maybe because they are old??? I could not hear any hum or buzz (no dimmer). I am going to keep looking for a replacement bulb, or maybe a new fixture that better accommodates LEDs. I see that Home Depot has a Felts 25 watt 300k bulb that is slightly different. I will try it next.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kiran Very bright, but has odd issues
I bought 4 of these for a bathroom light (just like the other reviewer.) I originally bought just one 60W (I think it was) and immediately realized it was way too bright, especially if I put 4 in the fixture. So I got 4 25Ws. I have them on an existing dimmer, which works for the most part, but you can only dim them so far before they cut off. I assume it's because of the dimmer. They do make some noise, and I'm usually very sensitive to it, but my wife seems to notice it more. Probably because I listen to music when I'm in the shower.
Within about 20 minutes, one of the bulbs quit working, so I returned it for a replacement.
The other issue is, they flicker. Almost constantly. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, all in unison. It doesn't seem to matter if the dimmer is on 100% or not. I haven't been able to figure out why. It seems like they're sensitive to load changes on the circuit. Even the old incandescent bulbs flickered a little now and then, but these are really obvious.
The best thing; there's zero heat off of these bulbs. The old incandescent 40W bulbs (x4) would heat the small room. Plus they save a ton of electricity.
September 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TucsonMTB Nice bright LED Globe for your vanity fixture
We selected these G25 "Dimmable" LED globes because they are rated as replacements for 25 watt globes and we have a bathroom with a total of 12 G25 lamps in two fixtures that were installed by the builder.
Like many of the inexpensive fixtures, ours featured horizontal light sockets and depended on the shape of the globe to provide a reasonably attractive vanity light. The original bulb were pleasant in appearance, but put out a lot of heat.
After installing four of these bulbs it was quickly obvious that we would need to tame their brightness, despite their modest rating. So, we tried one of the Lutron Maestro 150-Watt Single Pole/3-Way or Multi-Location Digital CFL LED Dimmer that had worked well with an overhead LED spotlight in another room. It failed miserably, adding even more high frequency noise than the bulbs emit without a dimmer and behaved very strangely with these lamps. Fortunately, our local Home Depot accepted the return cheerfully.
Because all of the light shines out of the top of the globe, we eventually replaced the original fixtures with a pair that require half as many bulbs, face upward to reduce glare, and have attractive glass shades. Fortunately, our local Home Depot stocks a nice variety.
Long story short . . . these are brighter than you might expect and only emit a small amount of high frequency noise when not on a dimmer circuit. We had too much noise with a dimmer. But, they look nice. So, SWMBO has declared them acceptable for use in the bathroom only on a simple switch..
April 4, 2014