Just got one of these for a wall uplighter. It's pretty much as bright as the 150W Halogen it replaced as far as I can tell - though obviously it doesn't look as intense "face on" since the light's coming from 42 separate LEDs rather than one narrow filament. It lights up our hall nicely, and certainly not just "mood lighting" as one reviewer put it. The colour isn't as warm as halogen, since it's 3000K not 2700K, but I knew that and it's fine.
As another reviewer commented, the absence of LEDs on the underside is irrelevant in a fitting with a reflector, so I don't understand how that would be a "problem". The only time it could matter would be if you had a fitting without a… Read more