Top critical review
Buyer beware! and watch the pricing....
on February 28, 2015
This bulb is a weird deal. I had it in my cart for $9 - then it dropped to $4.59 - bought it. Now its at $24. Amazon dollar roulette? I placed this in a under counter fixture that had a 9.5 watt spiral CF bulb in it. That bulb and base ran COOL to the touch. This one is so hot that its hard to touch at all. Go figure! It's as hot as a 40 watt incandescent bulb. So I don't see 7.5 watts as being real. I'll give it a test on my ammeter and report back. The light output is just a bit brighter and whiter. If I bought it for $4.59 delivered, then China is selling these to Amazon for 49 cents. No wonder you see so many reviews of these popping out in a short time. With the heat I am getting from this sweatshop bulb, I think I am in for the 500 hour category. Missing a few zero's from their stated lifespan. Poor devils if they paid $24 for one! Caveat emptor! - Let the buyer beware. I am OFF on LED's for a year or two until they get it right.