Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Randy Mixed review
Good LED light at this point in time. LEDs will get better and cheaper as time goes on, just like CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs did. CFLs started out at ten bucks a bulb or more, but they now average a buck and a half a bulb (in 6-packs). Tungsten bulbs, which can be had at four for a buck at the dollar store, are about 8% efficient, meaning that about 8% of the energy it uses is converted to light. CFLs produce 4X more light per watt than tungsten, while LEDs produce about 75X more light per watt than tungsten. It's always a tradeoff between initial cost vs. operating cost.
This bulb: 1.7 watts = 150 lumens. Mathematically, 150 lumens is closer to the light output of a 20 watt tungsten bulb, but it looks brighter than that because the light from this bulb is "whiter" (3000Â°K) than the reddish light of a 25 watt tungsten bulb (2400Â°K).
â¢ Looks like a "regular bulb" (not the ugly "LED stick" that's more commonly available).
â¢ Quick start (full brightness immediately, unlike many CFL bulbs).
â¢ Cheap to run (FOUR of these bulbs use less electricity than a regular 7 watt night light).
â¢ No flicker (CFLs also have no flicker, but old fluorescent lights, like the ones in your office, turn on and off 120 times a second).
â¢ Not dimmable (it's either full brightness or off).
â¢ Expensive to buy (currently [early 2013] ten bucks a bulb, but will come down with time; LEDs will probably follow the CFL price curve, meaning it'll be half this price in a couple of years).
â¢ A two-trip purchase (one trip to see that it's NOT carried in the store, and the second trip to pick it up after you order it online).
Suggestion for the maximum bang per buck: Use LEDs for lights that are on 24/7, like security lights. Use CFLs for lights that are on 3-4 hours a day, like in your living room and bedroom. Use regular tungsten bulbs for lights that are on less than an hour a day, such as closet lights.
April 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SLCDBC Good Product, One Arrived DOA However
Ordered 6 of these to replace compact florescents in a 6 lamp bathroom vanity lighting fixture. Actually like the quality of the light much better than the CFs but, surprisingly, not quite as much light. (Have used LEDs in other fixtures previously and they were all noticeably brighter than CF bulbs replaced).
As these only consume 1.7 watts each, likely not quite an equivalent replacement for what was replaced.
That being said, wife especially likes the quality of the light on her vanity side so all is good.
One of the six arrived DOA so could not change out all 6. Would rate this product a 4.5 had they all arrived OK.
Home Depot customer service rapidly took care of the problem and a replacement is on its way.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 92807 Great G25 bulb
I usually do not write reviews, but I just replaced ALL indoor and most outdoor bulbs in my home with LEDs, and I wished there were more reviews because some LEDs worked well and others did not.
These lower Watt (25W) G25 LEDs work great in my 6-bulb bathroom fixture. Other bulbs are just too bright, considering it is a 6-bulb fixture. The light from these is actually nicer than the incandescents they replaced, and my wife and I can see more facial details.
A very nice G25 bulb, and already a great value for LEDs.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by corddogs Excellent light
This light is perfect for bathroom light bars, not too bright, just right. Color is good. The light comes on immediately, no delays.
April 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CalicoSue Terrific
Amazingly bright for power usage. I will buy nothing but led bulbs from now on.
May 27, 2014