I love the way these light bulbs look. They give off a warm glow, however they do not give off enough light to really see by. So if you are looking for a light bulb to light up a passage way or room to pretty much do any task at all, this bulb won't work. Sorry, but I have to be honest. You most definitely cannot read with them and won't be able to see much with it on, but if you just want to set a mood, then that is what this bulb can do! It gives a beautiful warm glow, but in my opinion, it's just not a great bulb to light up any area at all. I put this in a lamp in my living room and feel it is pretty much useless as a light. It might work better in the bedroom as a night light or an area where you really don't want a light on, but just want the effect of a pretty light. Almost like candle light.