Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 15
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BillG Keep your receipts!
They work well when they're working, but 20% - 30% fail prematurely. I always keep receipts so I can return them. I'm going to switch to Cree LED bulbs now that their prices have dropped to a reasonable level.
March 15, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by claire Don't buy. They are not instant-on.
Would never have bought had I known there is a 2-minute delay for bulb to fully light. I thought that technology was a thing of the past. Also, I would have preferred the bulb to be as long as previous bulbs to stick out my kitchen cans a little and light more. Length of bulb was not indicated so I couldn't know. Guess I could adjust the socket in each can down a little once more but what a pain. Will never buy these bulbs again. Was attracted by the 1300 lumens which is equivalent to the 120 incandescent reflector floods I usually use.
May 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Replacement Flood Light bulbs
The bulbs work great; however, I was shorted one bulb in one of the two boxes of 12. The time it would have cost me to contact Home Depot was not worth the effort.
November 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DrJimmie Bright light
These are relatively good lights. They give a natural bright lighting effect. I down rated them because they don't last long. Forget about the 7 year claim, not even close. I get maybe a year and that's having them on for less than three hours a day. I don't know that the other brands are any better, but some are way more expensive.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blaqkout Back for more
I just picked up my 2nd box of these bulbs. My first box was purchased 10 years and 2 months ago. I remodeled my kitchen 10 years ago and put in 6 of these bulbs. All but two had burned out within the first 10 years but the last 2 seem to be going strong.
I've replaced them with a variety of Philips, GE, etc. All the brands are comparable and I haven't had better luck with any of them. I bought another contractor pack of these simply because they were the best price.
Honestly, it's a freaking light bulb. It aint cooking my dinner or driving my car.
All of these bulbs are consistent in their brightness. I got 3-4 years out of most of them. I should have prefaced this with there are six bulbs in a small kitchen about 3 feet apart with a dimmer switch and they are on more often than not.
So, yeah. I'd buy these again. I got what I paid for.
...and as for the warming up of the bulbs, try halogens and then you'll never complain about these.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimmycee so far, so good...s
It's been 3-4 months now, and lights are all working. It does take a minute for them to warm up, but you get used to it. More importantly, I have 6 of these on 8-12 hours a day and am seeing nice electric bill savings year over year (along with replacement of all other incandescent bulbs to CFL's in the house). I'm a happy camper so far!
July 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ttowle1953 great service
I am disabled and walking is difficult. My wife dislikes hardware shopping. Having the product at the counter for her to pick up is a great help.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hans Bright for a great price, although slow to glow
It is nice to have 120W equivalent low energy packed in a 40 reflector. The color is just right: natural and not cool and not yellowish (2700 Kelvin). They do take about 1/2 minute to glow to full strength, but then we don't use low energy bulb in switch on-switch off situations.
The price defeats competition: 12 for $80
March 12, 2013