Great color (2250K), long life…
October 30, 2011
The 5W bulbs are pretty close to the lumen output of a standard 25W, but with an even more pleasant color (2250K). I like the bulbs and will be purchasing more for specific locations due to their long life. However, I did find that full light output is very temperature dependent and thus take 3-4 minutes to reach full brightness.
Pros:The bulbs never get very hot, so they are easy to handle even when lit. Long life, 25k hours...2250K rosy warm white is a very pleasant color. The bulbs are about 5 times more efficient than an incandescent.
Cons:Warm up time can be 3-4 minutes. The warm up time is even longer if outdoors in cooler weather.