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Not what they're hyped to be.
on November 29, 2010
About a month or so ago, I ordered six of these because from what I'd read and seen online, these are the only true fully-dimming CFLs out there. That video on their homepage was really something, with the dimming comparison and all that. They arrived quickly and were packed well. I was so excited I put them in right away.
First things first, they do work in the regard that they provide light. That's why they get three stars from me. Baseline happiness.
But, that said... they are just as terrible as all the other brands when dimming. Don't expect what you see in the videos, where the magical twisty bulbs full of unicorn dreams and unbroken promises go from perfectly bright to perfectly dark without a hiccup. They don't dim smoothly, and that's that. At less than 25% power, they quickly flicker and go out. If you adjust the dimming too fast, all of them will flicker or go out. Now, it's not like someone told me Santa wasn't real, but I won't lie, I'm a bit disappointed that they don't work that much better than what I could pick up at a big box store for less.