Rated 5 out of 5
by brunchboy Beautiful, smoothly dimmable, and cool
I bought these to replace some supposedly dimmable LED candelabra bulbs which turned out to flicker noticeably and irritatingly when dimmed, and these are so much better in every way. They give clear, steady, and attractive light at all brightness levels, and they are more attractive even when turned off. The styling of the refractive light element inside the bulb provides great visual interest, and complements my chandelier wonderfully. Although they are not quite as bright as incandescents, they use 1/6 the power and incomparably longer.
March 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoeS Great so Far.
Just screwed 4 of them in our 2 story hallway chandelier and they look great! The color is just like an incandescent, the brightness is just slightly less than a 25 watt incandescent. The manufacturer put a piece of plastic inside the bulb that makes it look almost just like a filament in an incandescent bulb! I am very pleased with the price and appearance. I just hope they last a long time since the lamp is so difficult to get to. The only reason I didn't give it a 5/5 is I don't know how long they will last, and I don't dim them so I don't know how well that will work...
February 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bruce922 Product doesn't look good in the fixtures.
This product does not look good in a light fixture.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AudioAl Using Four In A Porch Light
I have a motion sensor porch light that stays on for 10 minutes when activated; cats and deer turn it on often. I had four 25 watt incandescent bulbs in it since I put it up a few years ago. The fixture got warm with 100 watts of light. I installed four of these 3 watt bulbs, same brightness, and now it only uses a cool 12 watts. I am also using other model Archipelago LED's with great results.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nick25 Low cost alternative to a conventional bult for a bedside lamp.
I bought this to replace conventional bulbs in a bedside light, i use them in conjunction with a dimmer, and they work very well.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ncsny Work well, would be great if they had a brighter version
These bulbs look great in chandeliers, They work well, they dim, however, 25 watt equivalent bulbs are of limited use. It would be great if they also had a brighter version to complement this one. I had one dead one out of 10 bulbs that I tried (I'll get that one replaced). Overall a good product.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by solarpowered better than my incandescents
wanted to reduce my energy use while maintaining a similar appearance to the traditional clear bulbs I've been using, and this seems to be close. I like the quasi flame internal look, and especially like the great low range. Fits my needs perfectly, and continue to purchase them though wish the price was lower. Don't know if the estimated longevity and lower energy use will make up for the initial cost yet.
March 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Matt53132 Not bright enough on their own when used at the top of a staircase!
I've been buying a few 100W-equiv. LED bulbs over the last few years and have returned all of them because they were way too dim for my liking. I bought six of these bulbs as we had a few out upstairs and I wanted to see how far the technology has progressed with the candelabra bulbs. I replaced all three bulbs at the top of the stairs and was once again disappointed with the brightness, as the light that made it to the bottom of the stairs was about half as bright as the regular bulbs, to my eyes. And it was like walking upstairs into a cave. So I was about to return all six bulbs when I thought I'd try replacing one of the three bulbs with a regular bulb on the side facing the staircase to see if that would improve things sufficiently. And it did! :) So while I cannot recommend these bulbs on their own, aiming downward at the top of a staircase, I CAN recommend them if they are used along with at least one regular bulb. I'd much rather prefer a 40W-equiv. though, so I hope Archipelago is working on that next. I'm keeping my six bulbs, since they may be better suited for the dining room table candelabra, and I'm satisfied with the current setup upstairs now.
January 13, 2014