Rated 5 out of 5 by daginva Finally! A replacement for 25W Incandescent Globes!
My builder filled my house with ceiling fixtures that each take 4 25 watt incandescent globes. Besides being inefficient, the heat of the bulbs is killing the cheap fixtures, and the bulbs burn out constantly. I replaced 4 of the fixtures, but still have 8. I was buying the bulbs a dozen at a time. I've been watching for years for a more efficient and longer lived replacement, and finally there is one. The bulbs are at least as bright as the incandescent bulbs they replace, and produce a nice white light. Hopefully they'll live up to their long life rating, but I shouldn't know that for several years!
March 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by moses Directional and Harsh
I've been keeping an eye on the LED offerings of 40W-equivalent candelabra-base G16.5 bulbs for several years, hoping to find suitable replacements for the 8 bulbs in my dining room chandelier and 4 more in my foyer chandelier, but they've always either been frosted, too dim, and/or had huge heat sinks on the bottom that would prevent any light from directing toward the base of the bulb. My fixtures are vintage 1970s brass and glass numbers that rely on a lot of internal reflection of the bulbs' light in all directions. This is the first item that looked like it might come close to meeting my needs: the 200 lumens was nearly as high as the 240 listed on the last pack of incandescent bulbs I got for this application, and the heat sink is a fairly small proportion of the base diameter, so I gave them a shot.
I got 4 bulbs to put in the foyer unit to evaluate, but my initial impression isn't great. The central flame-looking thing sparkles prettily, but it also channels the light significantly, so that almost none goes out the base of the bulb, and not even that much out the sides. The foyer chandelier uses 4 bulbs all pointed down and hanging at different heights, but where the incandescent light was spread evenly through the space and a bunch went up and bounced off the ceiling, these LED bulbs channel most of the light downward, so there's very little light reflected off the ceiling, plus it's significantly bluer and harsher-looking light and I'm missing those 40 lumens per bulb. It's like walking into a space with a somewhat diffuse spotlight centered on the floor, which isn't a great first impression for people entering my home for the first time. On the plus side, they don't suffer from the turn-on delay that afflicts some LED bulbs. I don't have dimmers, so I can't assess that capability, and I've just installed them, so I can't yet assess reliability. I'll keep the bulbs for now, as the foyer's not a fixture I use often, but I'm going to keep looking for better options before replacing the bulbs in the dining room chandelier.
July 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoshLights Really elegant.
Nice bulb. Very good light quality. Excellent in exposed fixture.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doc45 Perfect replacement for some 25 watt incandescent bulbs. I have reduced my electrical usage from 150 watts in two fixtures to 18 watts.
Perfect replacement for some 25 watt incandescent bulbs. I have reduced my electrical usage from 150 watts in two fixtures to 18 watts with no loss of lighting output.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lenny47 does what I needed
I like the easy way of buying on line and the prices are good
September 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ed43 Round Globe Candelabra Base Bulbs are Hard to Find
6 bulbs are used in my bathroom sink lighting strip. The regular bulbs are hard to find and are generally short lived. The new LED bulbs should last forever! One thing about the LED lighting, is the "point source" of the light. It is very bright. I installed a dimmer wall switch to reduce the glare when the max. lighting is not needed. At 25 watts/bulb VS 3 watts/LED or 150 watts compared to 18 Watts total, the change should save some energy that will pay for the LEDS over time.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seabass Nice looking lamp
I love the look of these both on and off, the only odd thing was, we tried to use them in a ceiling fan that had a remote control, and they were always on even when turned off with the remote. The only way to turn them off completely was with the wall switch. We decided to just use them in another room, but still very happy.
August 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Deke Base is too large for our lamps
I realize there are technical issues in making an LED bulb, but this bulb would not fit in any of our lamps that use Globe bulbs - the base is so large the bulbs ended up protruding too high for the shade fixture. Kind of a bummer! However, if you have some kind of non-shaded fixture, I suppose these will be fine.
August 12, 2014