Rated 1.4 out of 5 by 8
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by astonman Not All Bad
I've been using these bulbs for over two years in my wall unit entertainment center. The two side cabinets and bridge require this size bulb. I don't turn the lights on very often so these bulbs last longer for me than others have reported. With that said, they really do not last very long considering how little I use them. As another review stated, do not touch the bulb with your bare hands when installing it. The oils from your hands somehow shortens the life of the bulb. The best thing about these bulbs is that they dim very well. The downside is that the price point of these bulbs will have you spending a small fortune if you use them regularly.
May 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Lousy
Everything negative you read about these bulbs is true. I have had then last less than a month, on average, in my beauty salon.
October 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BobS Short life
I use these bulbs in my office credenza housing 6 bulbs with a 3 "brightness" touch system. They last on average about 1-2 months, (used 3x/week so burning out after about 150 hours of use) far less than expected and very frustrating. I do keep the receipts and return them which Home Depot has been responsive to. I'm looking for an LED replacement but have only found one option online with the same approx 2" height profile for $20 (ouch).
May 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cassi DO NOT BUY
I bought 2 of these bulbs to put in my china cabinet and they didn't even last 1/2 hour. The other two bulbs I bought a few years ago (unfortunately, I can't remember the brand, lasted a good 3 years - didn't use it much). But these are RIDICULOUS. I wish I had saved the packaging, because I would have taken them back, but who would think to do that with BRAND NEW BULBS? No, there is no shortage in my cabinet. I checked that as well. These bulbs are no good.
December 28, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Swingncole Don't touch with bare hands - oil effects the life of the bulb
This is the bulb I was told would replace the touch light on our nightstands from costco. They did warn me not to touch them bare handed as the oils in your skin will ruin the light bulb. (I'll have to study up on why that is, but figure it is probably why everyone has had so many problems with these!)
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Do not buy this bulb!
Bought 3 bulbs for a bathroom fixture in order to have extra bulbs, these should have lasted more than two years but instead each bulb lasted less than one week. One bulb put into place at night lasted till the following morning, switched on twice and burnt out the second time. Had the fixture checked and used another brand and will never buy a Phillips brand product again.
November 5, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 4jeks Bulb does not last the 1,500 hrs it says it should.
Use 2 of these bulbs as light above my computer that I use on average 6hrs /day. Bulb should last 1,500 hrs or 250 days or about 8 months. I have keep track of the days the bulbs last for the last 3 yrs and they aveage around 3 months. Out of 20 bulbs I have had 4 that have lasted 250 days and one that lasted only 2 days and another 6 days.
December 22, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by James Very Short Life
Poor Product I never will purchase again. Short life burns out quickly
July 1, 2012