Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 75
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Lightbulb45 Great Bulb For The Money
It does its job for sure and is not too large as some cfl's are these days. The ONLY fault ive found in it which pretty much all have is once its below 30 degrees outside, it doesnt aways go to full brightness. I would suspect that depends on what fixture you install it in, where, and if its windy outside. It would be nice to have it available in bright white or soft white.... but light is light when you need it any works !
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sled work great for indoor gardening
I ordered 4 of these to start my tomatoes and peppers for the outdoor garden. These are very bright white with a touch of blue which is what young seedlings like. You could probably grow some plants to harvest with these if you added a few 2700k bulbs to the mix. I made a light fixture for them out of an old plastic garbage can lid and some lamp parts from the hardware store. the bulbs stay cool enough that I don't have to worry about melting. Plus, you can get the lights very close to the plants without burning them. This makes the plants short and strong instead of tall and spindly I read somewhere that these 42w bulbs give the best lumens per watt. I am very happy with this purchase.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by IamVaChemist This bulb with a simple reflective socket did what I bought it for.
I use it as a grow light for starting patio and garden seedlings. Full spectrum and low infrared gives the plants exactly what they need without the heat or stem elongating effects of incandescent lighting. Good on energy and reasonably priced, a must for every serious gardener. This bulb and reflector well light about 6 sq. feet.
June 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by kwlyon Misleading brightness
The headline says it produces 200 watts of equivalent light. However, the specs show 2800 lumens. That's what a 150 watt incandescent produces, and is about the same as other CFL's that advertise 150 watt equivalent.
For the price, this could still be a good deal, but don't expect the light output that a 200 watt incandescent will produce.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dave Excellent bulb
Bulb is very bright and is perfect for my aquarium
September 16, 2014