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This is my second order of F13T5/CW bulbs from Linden Products. The manufacturer was listed as Circle but the first order's packaging said "sunlite" and the second order's was "DAMAR". I was very satisfied with the bulbs from the first order - they didn't last as long as the expensive brand name bulbs from the big box store but were satisfactory for their price point. However, the second order's DAMAR bulbs deserve zero stars if it was possible. The longest lasting bulb died after four hours. One lasted less than 10 minutes. I bought these bulbs in Nov of 2019 and unfortunately didn't start using them until a few months later, well past the 30 day return window. I'm hoping the vendor will read this review and do the right thing - either send replacements or provide a full refund. If the vendor makes contact, I'll update this review with the outcome.
Bulbs were packed properly in bubble wrap nicely but were in the Amazon box with no padding banging around. The bulbs I have used are working great and my kitchen under cabinets are bright. I was going to have to rewire my fixtures for L.E.D. but this totally fixed a long project with ready to go bulbs.
The bulbs were as advertised. They installed easily and were as bright (if not brighter) than the bulbs they replaced. Be aware that these bulbs are a blueish/white light (which is what I wanted) versus a warm yellowish light. I made the mistake of buying some "warm" bulbs that didn't match my other bulbs hence the reason for buying these bulbs. Construction looked as good as the name brands.
I'm not sure if I received the wrong product, but these bulbs are noticeably dimmer than the Phillips competitor. These bulbs are side by side under my kitchen cabinets and they're about 30% the brightness of the Phillips even though I purchased the 4100K and the Phillips I have is 3100K. It looks like I received 2700K bulbs but returns are not possible.
Purchased the 6 pack, first one I plugged in wouldn't work, tried another one and it was fine. Decided to test all 6 and 2 of them were bad. Good bulb if they are in working order, otherwise the value is not there paying for 6 and only getting 4 that work.
Have only installed one of these fluorescent bulbs for about one month. Bulb installed easily, it is very bright and so far seems to be working as well or better than the more expensive ($9.00 each) GE bulbs that burn out way before the estimated 2-year life listed on the package. Great price for these bulbs that are as bright or brighter than the GE bulbs. Both GE and the Linden bulbs are made in China. Hopefully, these bulbs will last longer than the GE bulbs. I recommend this product.
Know what colors bulb you are getting. This purchase was “cool” which means BRIGHT. We wanted “warm” which means SOFT so as to match my existing bulbs. No worries now all are COOL and I’m switching to that color going forward.
I use these for under the counter in my kitchen. I thought I'd try these because they are getting very pricey in Home Depot and Lowe's and I can't always get the correct size when I need them. These are good quality, fit great and last just as long as the more expensive ones for home improvement retailers and the price is great.