Rated 5 out of 5 Highest Wattage R30 CFL Available
I have installed over a dozen of these bulbs in the last three years. Two have failed so far. They are the highest wattage R30 CFL floodlights I can find. They have a very wide, even light dispersal, wider than halogen and incandescent floods. To my eyes, the quality of light (CRI) from these bulbs (2700K) is not as good as other CFL floodlights I have used. However, I would still recommend them if you are looking for a warm white, wide flood CFL. These bulbs do require 3-5 minutes to reach full brightness.
January 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Steve33 Don't Buy
I ordered 4 of these about 8 months ago. One didn't work right from the package. Another stopped working recently. Unreliable especially for the price. Long warm-up time.
February 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dsh1 Great bulb, but questionable durability
Our fixtures are rated for a 65w lamp so the extra light available in these lamps is great. They do take a little while to get to full brightness. We would give these 5 stars except in less than a month one of eleven has already failed. 1000 bulbs gave us an immediate refund, but the warranty only lasts 15 months so we will see.
September 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TomG A little slow to get up to full light, but otherwise works perfectly.
A little slow to get up to full light, but otherwise works perfectly. Delay is within commonly found limits for CFLs.
May 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PortlandMark The only way to brighten my kitchen
I bought a house and kept the existing lights for the kitchen. There were ten R30 incandescents and I replaced the seven most used. It made a dim kitchen bearable and more usable. After about 18 months, one bulb failed. I purchased replacements after the initial stock and the new bulb is pinker when warming up. My only complaint is they do take ~3 minutes to reach full brightness. I can live with that as they are much brighter than the 65W equivalent CFL and the incandescents. It is nice to have the three incandescents on a separate switch when I need immediate light. I wish these came in dimmable versions to brighten my living room.
February 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by scottd1 Does not last very long.
Starts dimming in less than 6 months. Have only had a 1
last just past 6 months.
October 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 Love it, love it. love it
A little slow to start up, but wonderful light for a great price. Will definitely buy again.
June 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasBigD Energy Miser FE-RSF-20W-27K
These bulbs are used for external landscape lighting. They are bright and energy efficient. Since they are warm white, they do not have the fluorescent-like appearance.
June 10, 2011