Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 15
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hank Very Short Life
Based on my tracking of bulb life for over 3 years, the actual life falls far short of the quoted life. Mine have averaged about 6 months.
December 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Do not last
Bought a package of two to try. They lasted less than one year. My incandescent bulbs are stll going strong and are five years old.
October 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Erin Slow to brighten; a blueish harsh color
I bought a dozen of these which I am now giving away. I don't like the bright white. It is a cool light with an almost blue tinge. I find the color harsh and unflattering and it makes my house feel institutional. The other reason I don't like these bulbs is that they are slow to brighten. I put one near a hall closet. When I turn on the light, I still can't see into the closet. I have to wait a few minutes and come back for the bulb to brighten enough that I can dig through the closet.
January 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner30263 CFL Still Needs Some Improvemnt
I hoped to replace 8 sixty-five watt incandescent flood lights with CFL flood bulbs and reduce my electricity cost. These bulbs didn't work for me.
I purchased 8 bulbs for the kitchen. 1 of these 8 did not work out of the package. I had to drive back to Home Depot and get a replacement. Once installed, I found a 20-30 second delay in bulbs achieving full brightness. The initial brightness was at best 50%. I believe the manufacturers need to work on the performance of these bulbs. Since LED initial cost is too expensive, I'll just stick with my electricity guzzlers.
June 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PhilC Good value
When going to check out, I saw a display with these bulbs. An associate from Home Depot was passing by while I was deciding on if I should purchase these or go with the standard flood lights. The associate informed me that these would save me money in the long run & that these lights do not draw as many watts as a standard flood light would. He did state that they would start up slow, especially when they are cold. I am happy with this purchase & want to say the associates that work at the Home Depot in North Versailles, PA are very friendly & helpful.
June 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer 14 watt cfl not the same as a 65watt incandescent
We replaced our phillips 65 watt incandescent lights with these.
1. They are about like a 50 watt in brightness
2. Takes a few min to power up to full
3. Do not last 8000 hours if you have high on/off switching as in a kitchen
4. The 3500k look too white, need 2700k to look more like a incandescent.
If you want it to look like a incadescent you need to get about a 18 watt CFL and at 2700k not 3500k
Also can't dim these. You can get CFL that can be dimmed and you can get CFL that have instant on. I would get those if I had to do it again.
September 20, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Craig Pleasing color
Have had these in the kitchen for over a year; have not had any problems. They do start out very dim and take a while to warm up, but that is just the way it is with cfl flood lights.
The ecosmart bright white bulbs are some of the only cfls on the market that aren't a harsh 6500k "daylight" color (only useful in work areas) or a sickly yellow 2700k "soft white" that attempts and fails to mimic an incandescent bulb. To me the 3500k seems to be the perfect color for living spaces.
Some people have noted that these cfls are dimmer than an equivalent incandescent- that would be correct, one would expect at least 800 lumens from a 65 watt bulb, not the 600 these have. That, however, seems to be the norm for cfls, if you really want to know how bright a bulb is just skip straight to lumens ouptut and ignore anything that says "equivalent".
March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonnieS GREAT Lighting for a LOW Price!
We were torn between LED and CFL for the recessed lighting in our kitchen. We originally purchased the Phillips LED lights, but they were too big for the trim around the lights. So, I went back to Home Depot and spent about 30-45 minutes trying to make up my mind. I finally decided on these lights, and I'm glad I did!
These are bright white lights. That said, they are quite a bit more white than the yellow of the previous incandescents we had in the kitchen. We have 8 lights total in our kitchen and these really brighten it up. I like the whiteness of the lights. I think things look more crisp and natural than the yellowish tint we had before. I picked up four packages of these for under $36 and I think it was a great purchase. It does take a minute or two for them to warm up, but when they do, the light they give out is GREAT!
January 17, 2011