Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 25
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BulbBoy Yes- The specifications are not as described in Home Depot Website.....
Okay, I had gone so far with my experiment of finding a good G25 replacement bulb, I bit the bullet and purchased 6 of these bulbs, even though the one that I already purchased was flickering, and likely defective. When the six new bulbs arrived, I determined that many of the recent reviews are correct. The specifications and the bulbs ARE different than the description on the Home Depot website. The bulbs ARE different than the first one that I purchased as a test. THE PART NUMBERS ARE THE SAME. Here are the differences:
1. Now rated at 4 watts not 1.7 watts (Home Depot better fix their description).
2. The packaging says that the lights are dimmable. I did not try to dim the bulb.
3. The bulbs are more "frosted" than the original bulb I tested. Good, because I could see the individual LED lights in the original bulb. But you can mix old and new ones - they don't match.
4. The base that is not translucent is bigger (covers more of the bulb) than the original bulb. I consider this a negative, but could live with it.
5. The bulbs now have the black writing all the way round the bulb, which is VERY visible when the bulbs are on. This is a negative - not sure if I can live with this. (Home Depot better update their photo)
Feit Electric should not change the product but use the same part number. I am not sure what I plan on doing next. I am considering returning them, but I don't have anything to replace them with. I have only opened the packaging and tried out one of the bulbs. One of the ones that I have not opened is rattling, and there is a loose foreign object inside the bulb. That one will have to be returned I suspect.
Anyway - I think you should wait a while before buying these bulbs. The manufacturing does not seem to be perfected yet. I attached a photo showing the old version on the right, and the new version on the left.
January 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doug LED bulbs
The bulbs are ok but the writing on the bulb is very noticeable and does not look good. They would be perfect if the words were not on the bulb at all or at least not in black. Could be printed in another shade of white or again not at all.
April 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bricolage Unsuitable product
These bulbs have a band of opaque lettering that says "SUITABLE FOR DAMP LOCATIONS" in both French and English around the illuminated part of the globe. The lettering is very visible when the bulbs are illuminated.
March 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rusty wording on bulb shows -- is not shown on images on this site
There is copy explaining that the bulb can not be used with a dimmer. The copy is ON the glass and wraps 100% around so it shows. I don't understand this. It is not a sticker. It is permanent on the glass. I bought this one as a test before buying more for an eight light "hollywood" light that was in the house when we moved in recently. Because of type, I may not order the remaining seven.
Bulb is bright. No dead spots like on some LED bulbs.
November 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kirkla79 Wording on Bulbs Ruins Them
I bought these to place in bathroom fixtures where the bulbs will be exposed.
For some innane reason they decidied to place wording all around the bulb that when lit the lettering becomes dark and completely ruins the appearance of the bulb.
I am returing the ones I bought.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Replacing all those CFL's and Incandesents!
Finally switched everything over to LED's, looking forward to seeing what I will save on my Electrical bills! But will say that it is nice to get rid of the CFL's! I wanted light right away, and there is no more slow starts!
April 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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" (3000°K) than the reddish light of a 25 watt tungsten bulb (2400°K).
• Looks like a "regular bulb" (not the ugly "LED stick" that's more commonly available).
• Quick start (full brightness immediately, unlike many CFL bulbs).
• Cheap to run (FOUR of these bulbs use less electricity than a regular 7 watt night light).
• 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).
• Not dimmable (it's either full brightness or off).
• 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).
• 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sharon 25W Equivalent Soft White
I purchased them for bathroom vanity lights and they were way too bright. I had to return them. It depends on where you want to use them as to if you would be happy with them. They are not for a vanity light with 5 bulbs. I felt like I was in the middle of a landing strip.
December 17, 2014