Rated 2.3 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Toolnut102 Excellent bulbs - for the proper application!
These are GREAT bulbs, when used in the proper application (e.g., outdoor flood lights that are left on ALL night, or for that matter, ALL the time). Typical lifespan in these applications is multiple years, with zero premature failures experienced. Yes, of course CFLs take a while to warm up, and more so in cold weather. But for an all-night outdoor flood, who cares if it takes a few minutes to warm up to max brightness? If you are using CFL for indoor, frequent off-on service, you've selected the wrong bulb type. This is NOT the proper application for any form of fluorescent lamp -- you need to be using incandescent or LED in those apps. Hence you will not experience the concern regarding slow warm-up time. Need to select the right bulb for the application!
October 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by billblas54 Short Life & Don't Fit In Floodlight Fixture
I bought this 2-pack. I had to take the hoods off my floodlight fixture so they would fit. One light stopped working after almost one month. 7 year warranty? We'll see if they honor it.
June 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Eric Be careful about fitment...
The bulb itself and the light it emits are fine. Takes maybe 10-15 seconds for the light to get to full brightness, but after that it's all good. The problem is that the ceramic part of the neck just below the threading is wider than a halogen bulb's. It didn't fit in any of our hooded floodlights.
Trying hard to save electricity, but things like this don't help.
July 30, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by PDXSE Short Life
I purchased 5 packages the last week in April 2010. So far one bulb has lasted only about 45 days! The claim for 7 years of life does not seem possible. Maybe the remaining 9 bulbs will continue to light.
June 20, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Cujo1051 florescent outdoor floodlight
Installed 2 Lights. They worked good until the first time it rained. Then they both burned out.
July 16, 2010