Rated 4 out of 5 by 23
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by CLau Small & Bright
Nice little LED to replace the old Torpedo Light Bulbs.
Color is good, not too yellow and not cool white.
January 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CVHHVAC Poor Quality. Prone to failure.
I purchased five of these a few months ago. One consistently has to be reset in the socket to turn on. One has failed completely. Not worth the money since the lifetime does not live up to the specs. I did not use a dimmer.
January 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by Thomas002 Vertical light distribution is not uniform
The light output in downward direction is way lower than upward direction. In the case of my chandelier, I need as much as light in direct downward. Even with the transparent diffractor in the bulb, the downward light is not so much.
Otherwise, the size of the bulb, the light color is very good. And the light does not flicker. I waved my hand in front of it to check the flicker.
January 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FanofLEDs Nice Candelabra LED bulb, but a bit dim.
Got these here at a great price, they are dimmer than I had hoped for but they are saving me on electricity. Do note, the design of the bulb casts a shadow underneath it, it is quite noticeable in my hallway. I think they will do nicely on table top candelabra type lamps. I will probably not buy these again, I will wait for a different design type.
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SummitNJ Disappointing
The light on Archipelago's 3.5W LED Candelabra bulb is very unidirectional. We put 6 bulbs in a chandelier. The light hitting the ceiling seemed to be brighter than a 25W incandescent, but the light hitting the table seemed much, much less. We've used LEDs in flood lights, which seem to work well. These LEDs in a chandelier did not work well at all.
January 3, 2014