Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWarrior Replacement for Panasonic FDS18E
Needed a replacement bulb for my bathroom fixture. Fixture has stamped into the plastic: "Use Panasonic Quad-Type Fluorescent Lamp Model FDS18E35/4 or FDS18E27/4 or FDS18E42/4 or Equivalent." First trip to Home Depot with help from a floor clerk resulted in the purchase of 13W PL-C bulbs which have a base type "G24Q-1" (looks almost the same but the base has two notches on the very outside skirt/trim that are centered). Went with them because the bulb was shorter than the Panasonic bulb I was replacing and I feared if I got the longer bulb it wouldn't fit. The 13W with G24Q-1 base would not install. I took those back and purchased these 18W PL-C bulbs with a "G24Q-2" base (note the "-2" suffix; this base has the notches in the outside skirt/trim that are offset to each side [see photo below]). These bulbs installed immediately with little effort even though they were about 3/4" longer than the Panasonic bulb they were replacing. Works great so far!
June 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JN Exaggerated life expectancy
I purchased these same bulbs about 2 years ago, & now I'm replacing them already. The box claims 11 years with 3 hrs per day use... these are in our spare bathroom which may get 3 hours use per WEEK (on a busy week). They work fine, just don't expect 11 yrs of service as advertised
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KLFS Found what i needed (with help).
This was exactly what I needed to replace a bulb no longer available. The lighting salesman at the Berlin, NJ Home Depot was an especially helpful guy.
October 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by contractor not up to high standards
The Phillips 18 w soft white lights are a low 2700k. The light is yellow. The original lights were 18w sylvania and the light was a higher color. I wouldn't buy this agian. In fact I have been searching for the orgiginal sylvania replacement lights.
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by owner Good Price, but had to get help to locate it, it wasn't in the light bulb section.
There should be a notice in the light bulb section that these type bulbs are located elsewhere.
October 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OGDIYGUY Life of light bulb not so good.
I use this bulb in a bathroom light, fan, and heater system. The unit requires 2 bulbs. I have to replace one of the bulbs every month because the bulb burns out and at $6 dollars and change it gets a little pricey. I wish I didn't have to use these bulbs but until I replace the fixture I'm stuck with using this bulb.
September 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Saul not very good
the very dim light. the packaging says a very clear and bright light, but not true.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rose nice lite
nice lite but needed to cut off a little bit of plastic to get to fit my fixture
February 25, 2015