Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 20
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ken7 Disappointing Purchase
These tubes will not work with older fixtures, they would not even fire up. (They did work on the new fixtures I replaced in my garage) I then went to Lowes and got the GE tubes and they fired up immediately on the older fixtures and seem to much brighter.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LHDTV These lights do not last - Their warranty is only 6 months, not 18 years!
I have had 11 of 20 of these T12s burn out far short of their life expectancy. In my home, I wanted the daylight look as "warmer" (in other words, yellower) lights bothered me. My home was built in 1985 and features the 4' T12s througout. I have other brands of those warmer lights from the early 1990s STILL working! None of those older tubes are the Philips brand...
These new "Alto" (aka "low mercury") lights fail considerably sooner than the old-school tubes. It cannot be the ballasts' fault as I have moved those older lamps to the fixtures and they are still working.
I called Philips and their warranty only goes to 6 months, not 18+ years, so buyer beware. Since the daylight tubes are more expensive, I suggest trying another brand if you want them to justify their price because these tubes were an utter disappointment.
May 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Moostang This product Worked Great for me
I had several failing lights in my closet.The bulbs were not getting bright as they used to which made dressing and picking clothes very difficult. I purchased these new at Home Depot, installed them and problem solved. In fact they are brighter than the previous bulbs
April 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bk6539 Did not care for the "color"
Bought these for my laundry room. They had a bright slightly bluish tone to them which I did not care for. I returned them and traded for the "Natural Light Deluxe" version in the same product line (which has a better CRI) and have been happy with those.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barb Sunshine in your house!
This bulb was the daylight wattage. I used it in my kitchen. I can see again. Didn't know there was such a light.
April 27, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cubes One bulb did not work
I'd like to exchange the bulb that didn't work but I can't find my receipt. Can you help?
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cepTX Great Light
We use these in our kitchen, though there are 4 of them in the unit the light is bright but not irritating. Will purchase again.
March 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Normal T12 lights
Would like to have seen a larger selection on the T12 and T8 bulbs I like the 6500 intensity but would like to see a higher CFR rating
April 15, 2014