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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2012
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The ALZO light bulbs are great. These 15 watt (equivalent to a normal 60 watt) were just what I was looking for. I had already replaced most of the lightbulbs in my house with the slightly larger ALZO 27 watt bulbs, but I had a couple of light fixtures that the 27 watt bulbs were too big for. Thankfully ALZO released these smaller 15 watt bulbs. The fact that these bulbs are full-spectrum (5,500K) lights makes all the difference in the world. All the positive things the other reviews have stated is true. The full-spectrum bulbs reduce glare and eye strain along with maintaing accurate colors.

Another thing I did was to trick my sleep pattern using these lights. My bedroom faces west and even then the only window is blocked by another building. Sunlight does not begin to enter my bedroom until well past 11:00AM, so if I relied on the morning sun to wake me up I would always think 11:00AM is 7:00AM. I changed out my main lamp in my bedroom to one of these full-spectrum lights and added a timer to turn the lamp on everyday at 7:00AM. I could not tell a difference with the full-spectrum light coming on at 7:00AM from real sunlight entering my room at 11:00AM. After many different attempts I have finally been able to reset my circadian rhythm back to a normal 7:00AM morning thanks to the ALZO full-spectrum bulbs.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2013
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At first this was a shocking adjustment (pardon the pun) but after a few minutes, I got used to how brilliantly daylight bright it was and started to love it. The light is clean and clear, unlike the yellowish light you get off "soft-white" bulbs, and even though I keep overusing the word, it makes every room REALLY BRIGHT. As someone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, this was FANTASTIC for me, because being in a room that's sort of dingy or dimly lit for hours at night is really depressing. These bulbs really help with that.

Keep in mind, though, that these bulbs are physically quite a bit larger than regular light bulbs. They likely will poke out of your light fixtures. Think about that if it is an issue for you (it's not for me - I don't care as long as there's light). However it DOES mean that they will not be suitable for some lamps because of the shape of the lampshades.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 7, 2013
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I bought these for my bathroom, over my mirror. Since I put my makeup here, I wanted a more natural light so I wasn't surprised when I left my house and went out into the real world...LOL Although some might find these a harsh wake-up call first thing in the morning, I actually like it, and the light IS very natural looking. Not yellowing like regular light bulbs.

I've seen reviews where people say it take a while for the bulb to come on. I have not had that experience. The bulbs come on as soon as the switch is flipped. I'm very happy with these bulbs. If you're looking to use them for a bathroom, I'd say to go with the 15w.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2015
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I bought these for my plant stand which has my spider plant and orchid, which don't get much sunlight during the day. I went on vacation and put the lamp on a timer to see how the plants would react. When I came back my there was a spider baby shoot IN the lamp shade and my orchid was blooming! I was shocked! I also like that the light is WHITE because my wall colors are shades of gray and blue so the light brings out their true color. I have included a side by side comparison. They light bulbs are both CFL, but one is a soft white and the other is the Joyous light. It also has the right amount of brightness that I'm not squinting when i first turn it on.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2014
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These bulbs are awesome & I would highly recommend them to anyone who is on the fence about them. I get bummed out every winter because it's cold & dark where I live so I thought I would replace my standard bulbs with these in order to simulate more of a natural daylight vibe. I stay up all night working on music each winter so I don't see much light period. These lifted my mood almost instantly & helped get my circadian rhythms back into balance a bit as I turn them on immediately after waking up.

Not a miracle product, but definitely brightens up whatever light you put them in. You can't get vitamin D or anything like that from this light so it isn't a substitute for SAD light therapy, but it's great for brightening up your spot.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2012
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Before finding these bulbs, I was reading reviews on higher wattage bulbs from the same manufacturer which talk about how big the bulbs are. That is not the case here, they are pretty much the same size as a standard incandescent. I was hoping they'd be a little bit brighter, but they're not bad. They are very white but it is a slightly different white from the " day light" kind which can be very sterile. If you look directly at the bulb, the white looks the same, but when you see how the room looks it is different, so I'd recommend it. Bumbs lit up to full brightness instantly and with no flickering.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2013
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SAD = Seasonal Affected Disorder

I've been feeling (subjectively) better since installing this bulb in my computer room for the winter. Good price, and it comes on at nearly full brightness without the warmup that I've seen with other bulbs. Recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2012
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I ordered two of the 4-packs. When they light, they do what I expected of them. But two of the original 8 burned out within 12 hours. The company did quickly replace them. But within another couple weeks 2 others burned out, and I won't bother asking for more replacements. A 50% fail rate is unacceptable. If the ones still burning go out soon I will buy a different brand.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2013
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These make my office look like a bright outdoor room.. I really am happy I got these. Will purchase again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2012
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After searching high and low for a spiral CFL bulb that lights up a wide range of colors I finally bought these Alzo bulbs from Amazon and am glad I did. This bulb has a Color Rendering Index of 91 out of 100 (as compared to about a 81 CRI for a regular CFL). It lights up a wide spectrum of colors well; much better than standard "soft white" CFLs. It is exceptionally good at bringing out violet and electric blue colors.

It really is "a joyous light". I was worried that the color temperature would be too blue and unnatural looking but the color temperature is fine.

The only negative is that these bulbs burn out too fast in enclosed fixtures. But that's an issue with most brands of CFLs.
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