Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Larry a great buy
Look at the single bulb price and you will quickly see that buying the 12 pack is a good idea
September 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Chris Short Life
We installed 5 of these bulbs in open bottom recessed can lights in our kitchen controlled by an on/off switch only. Two of the five bulbs died within the first year. This style of bulb starts much dimmer than most other CFLs....takes about 60 to 90 seconds to reach full brightness. We just threw out the remaining 3 bulbs and installed 5 new LED BR30 bulbs....amazing to have lights come on instantly again at 13 watts for 65 watt incandescent equivalent....and they are dimmer compatible too!
February 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Glenn 15-Watt (65W) BR30 Reflector CFL Light Bulbs save energy cost when compared with 65 watt incandecent counterparts.
Recessed lighting fixtures provide excellent non glare light distribution, however they consume a lot of energy and dissipate unwanted heat when equipped with OEM incandescent spot lights. The 15-Watt (65W) BR30 Fluorescent Reflector bulbs solve both problems, and the light is pleasing to the eye.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MrBulbGuy Fine quality with zero failure rate.
I've been using this specific item over the past year with zero failure rate. There are now 32 of these same bulbs throughout our home. Their use, in our home, is restricted to indoor-recessed cans. I only use them in rooms where the lights remain on for extended time. There is added overall brightness yet the 2700K rating still provides the soft incandescent glow I enjoy most. The energy savings is notable. 2,080 watts of use have now been replaced with 480 watts while gaining the benefit of more light. That represents nearly 77% savings through reduced energy. Our children need to be reminded that these lights take a moment to respond when the switch is flipped on. The warm up time takes about two minutes to obtain full brightness. Lastly, our son is autistic and he is not bothered by the change.
February 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Amerist Replacing all these bulbs in my house with something else
I just bought a brand new home with 16 canisters, all pre-stocked by the builder with the ESL15BR30. Since we moved in 10 months ago, 5 of those 16 bulbs have blown out. I am not impressed. Now I have hazardous waste in my home that I can't just throw in the landfill, I have to wait until there's a free collection day for these mercury-containing lamps. They do power on right away but they take about two minutes to reach full brightness, starting at about 60% I would estimate. I would not recommend this bulb, especially for recessed cans in vaulted ceilings (or over staircases) as you will be on a ladder several times a year replacing these bulbs.
April 20, 2013