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Very bright, very impressed
on 1 September 2014
Being a recent convert to LED lighting I thought I’d give this a try and I’ve been very impressed with it. The light functions extremely well regardless of how high or low the dimmer switch is set and there is no flicker (nb. It has to be on an LED dimmer controlled circuit, a standard dimmer switch is not suitable).
That said, it’s not ideal in all circumstances; I say this because in my living room I sometimes like leave the lights on but turn them down to a very dim level, to create a relaxed ambience (e.g. when watching movies at night, but this LED light isn’t the best choice in this situation as it’s still too bright and white, I prefer the dull orange glow that comes from the Halogen lights when turned down low. Nonetheless, for me this isn’t an issue as I’ve installed 2 separate circuits in my living room with halogens on one and LEDs on the other – this way I can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Would I recommend these bulbs? They’re a bit pricey but generally yes although it would depend on your usage requirements... if you’re after cosy-warm lighting, then no, (even though it claims to be “warm white”) but if you’re after a crisp bright white light (shop window bright) that gives the option of being varied on a dimmer (flicker-free) down to a reasonably low level (but still clearly white light) then absolutely yes.