Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pete The bulbs really light up the room
The lighting situation I had was in a library at a church. I replaced 3 old fluorescent units that were extremely dim. The room is also used for many meetings and I havn't stop hearing how much the people using that appreciate the difference in light. The fact that they are truly dimmable plays a huge factor in their application as well.
May 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich68 The TCP lamp is the best CFL dimmable lamp I have found.
On my work bench it was found that the lamp dimmed from 100% down to 2 or 3% as promised by the manufacturer. I found no other CFL that can do this. A total of 168 TCP lamps were installed in the sanctuary of a local church. The light level on the floor was more than doubled with 25% less power than was used with the existing incandesant lamps. After three weeks of operation, one lamp failure has occured and a second lamp will not dim without flashing. The lamps are powered from a ETC multi-channel dimmer (20 amp rated channels). Dimmer output module failures were experienced when circuits were loaded to 16 amps at full brightness. Suggest keeping dimmer loading to 50% of amp rating at full brightness. The dimmer output module failures appeared to be related to surge currents when lamps are switched on at full brightness.
December 27, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Walter Two out of three bulbs failed within six months.
This bulb had more dimming range than other dimmable CFLs, but had much less dimming range than incandescent bulbs.
Two out of three bulbs failed within six months. 1000bulbs.com quickly refunded my money.
TCP normally has great products, apparently this bulb is an exception.
June 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oldowl65 Features I wanted
These bulbs were exactly the type I was looking for....wattage, dim ability, and color.
March 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eric7 Dimming claims are unfounded
This product claims flicker-free dimming from 100% to 2%. On my Insteon dimmers I can turn them from full bright down to 30% cleanly. At 25% they flicker, and at 20% they go out entirely. As I turn them back up, they don't turn on at all until I get to slightly over 50%. On the plus side, they are nice and bright at 100% and have a pleasant light quality. But having to turn them to 100% and then turn them back to 50% to get half brightness leaves me not recommending this product.
February 12, 2012