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I regret installing this light fixture in my kitchen. Replacement bulbs are expensive. Also, there is a bit of blinking for a couple of seconds before completely lighting up which makes me wonder how long it will last. I will say that the lightning system is quiet which can be an issue with this type of bulb.
If you are like me and pay attention to K ratings to ensure your light is consistently the same color, you might be disappointed in these. They are warmer than I anticipated. GE advertises these as 4100 K, but I'd say they are in the 3000 range. I'd put these in the same boat as "daylight bulbs" that sit on the slightly warmer side. These are definitely not clean (blue-leaning) light bulbs.
Bulbs work well, were easy to install, and don't flicker so I'm giving them a 4-star rating.
Ordered these to replace lights in my kitchen. Made the mistake of assuming cool white was the same/similar to the soft white bulbs I was replacing. Not so, these bulbs made everything look a sickly shade of blue/green. Guess it was my fault for not reading the description completely. Plus the package says "garage and basement" right on the front. I'm retuning them, but I would recommend them to someone needing a brighter light in a large work area. Arrived on time and packaged very well. Didn't use them long enough to comment on longevity.
So, ideally, I would never have to use these bulbs because I would have better lighting in my house. However, because my apartment isn't newly renovated, I'm stuck with what I have. I will say, however, that this bulb has a warmer light compared to the other bulb that it replaced. The previous bulb was very "fluorescent" and this one has more of a natural lighting feel to it. Definitely the better option.
Good stuff. Now my closet is really bright. It has two circular fluorescent tubes, and I only realized a few days ago that one was dead. Bright and easy to install. We'll see how long it lasts - these tubes never last as long as advertised. I thought a bit of putting a LED version, but we barely turn that light on (it's in the walk-in closet!) so switching to LED is overkill