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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2012
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Comparing the light output to a clear glass 200W incandescent I'd say the incandescent produces more light. The claimed color temp is correct but the light output is short of the claimed equivalent incandescent. However, at a claimed 105W they are still twice as efficient as the incandescent and the price is reasonable. Overall OK but like all other CFLs, the light output falls short of the incandescent equivalent.
UPDATE 3/1/13 - I now have five of these installed in my garage and plan on buying more. I upgraded my rating from 3 to 4 stars. I live north of Detroit and I find the performance good. With the ambient in the garage sometimes below freezing they achieve full performance in about a minute and the light temperature works well in a work area. I'll buy more given the price. I prefer the large CFLs over the two-bulb 8 foot fixtures because I've had bad luck with the ballast transformers and to replace the 8 foot ballasts is big bucks. If one CFL fails they are easy and cheap to replace. Note that I have not measured the actual power consumption.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2012
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I bought these to replace my very dim bulbs take came with a studio kit I purchased. These bulbs are great, very bright! Exceeded my expectations.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2012
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I bought these to replace the relatively low light output bulbs that came with a lighting kit because of their price and good reviews

My bulbs arrived on time and were well packaged, but one of my bulbs was DOA with an audibly lose piece inside of the bulb (ballast I assume). still waiting on the seller to see what he will do, but I trust it will be resolved.

these bulbs are dimensionally large, but still fit just fine in every lighting kit I have tried.

I uploaded a picture of the difference in both light output and color temperature between a name brand 20-watt CCFL photo bulb and this bulb same shot. light is quite a bit cooler from this bulb, but the output light-wise is probably only 75% more light with a rated 4x more power consumption.

all-in-all they're good bulbs and well worth the money, but they're far from spectacular.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
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Update, I just had this bulb catch on fire. Lucky I was home, These are not U. L. Listed bulbs. Only buy underrighters listed products.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2015
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I bought these a little over a month ago.Up until today they've been working perfectly. I set them up, left the room to gather some equipment, and came back to one of them smoking! The plastic base was charred and a hole melted through the glass. Maybe this was a wiring issue. The other one seems to be working ok for the time being. Will update.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2012
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Like the brightness of these bulbs.
One did not work and the company was quick to send another one.
Good.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2014
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What can I say, these are huge, will not fit a regular table lamp, floor lamp but they are bright. I did find a 12' harp on Amazon that I might be able to use the Big CFL in our table lamp. My wife and son looked at them and said "They are really big". In the video the top Big One is the reviewed item, below it is a 3 way CFL 12/23/29, bottom one is a 14 watt CFL and far right a regular 40 watt bulb. This gives you an idea how large the bulb really is. I am using one of the two in my basement and the other one in a very small bathroom which is now a super bright bathroom.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2011
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this is the answer to cheaper bright light......and i mean bright . i am very satisfied. i am ordering 2 more today.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2012
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I use these lights for my little home video studio. I've got a green screen that I'm slowly learning how to use, and so far these lights work very well for that purpose as well as general lighting! Great products, though they were a little bigger than I was expecting...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2012
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The first shipment I got, the bulbs were broken. They sent another shipment very quickly, and these bulbs work great and are very bright.
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