This took 10 days to arrive. It arrived poorly packed. I placed it in the lamp and the 2nd time it was turned on it exploded with an acrid smell. I would avoid this item at all costs as it will cost you I REALISE THAT THIS BULB IS FOR THE WRONG VOLTAGE BUT AS IT IS SOLD ON AMAZON IN THE UK IT SHOULD HAVE THIS MORE CLEARLY NOTED ON THE LISTING. YOU DO NOT EXPECT 110 V TO APPEAR ON NORMAL LISTINGS FOR THIS COUNTRY. I HAVE ADDED A STAR AS THE COMPANY OFFERED ME A TRANSFORMER AT HALF COST TO USE THE BULB. AS THE BULB EXPLODED WHEN SET IN A NORMAL UK SOCKET THE TRANSFORMER IS REDUNDANT. THE COMPANY HAS BEEN FORTHCOMING IN ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS AND OFFERING ASSISTANCE AS NOTED ABOVE.THE COMPANY IS NOT AT FAULT FOR SELLING THIS PRODUCT. I NOTE THAT BUYERS FROM OTHER COMPANIES OF THE IDENTICAL BULB HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBLEM, ONE NOTING THAT IT WAS A FIRE HAZARD.
THE REASON WHY IS OUTLINED IN MY HEADING AND HERE IS WHY - THE LIGHT BULB LAMP PACKAGING SECONDS AND BURN OUT WITHIN ONE TO FOUR MINUTES ON AVERAGE THE REASON IN VERY, VERY CLEAR. NAMELY, THE VOLTAGE IS ONLY 110 VOLTS , THUS, AS WITH ANY OVER -LOADED ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT THE METAL ELEMENTS HEAT UP RAPIDLY AND (IN THIS CASE) THE LAMP BECOMES A MINATURE ELECTRIC FIRE UNTIL IT REACHES BURNING POINT AND SUBSEQUENTLY BURNS OUT OR CATCHES ALIGHT! WHERE FABRIC LAMPSHADES ARE INVOLVED THIS IS A VERY REAL FIRE RISK INDEED! I HOPE THAT ALL CONCERNED WHO ARE THINKING OF BUYING THIS BRAND OF BULB ("GREEN") HEED MY ADVICE AND PUT SAFETY FIRST!
I ASLO HOPE THAT AMAZON HAVE THE DECENCY TO REFUND THE COST OF THE FIVE "FIRE BOMBS" I PURCHASED FROM THEM!
Was this review helpful to you?