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Light output over rated, otherwise good product
on December 31, 2012
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.