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Super bright candle light
on 9 July 2014
Although this light bulb is described as "Candle" this can only be because of its shape, and not because of the lighting effect it gives.
If you ignore the high price tag it's got cheap running costs (consuming only 5w) but it really does give an impressive amount of illumination (the claims are 30w equivalent but it seems more to me).
Is this a good thing? Well, it depends on the effect you're looking for. For example, if you simply want to create some (energy efficient) gentle ambience, then no. However, if you're after bright illumination with low running costs, then yes. I'm currently using this in a bedroom bedside lamp but I think it's too bright for the purpose I seek (which I feel should be something more gentle before I go to sleep) as it gives quite a strong, focussed beam of white light towards the ceiling and from there it reflects downwards.
To try to give a better indication of what I'm talking about I've uploaded a couple of photos for comparison (unfortunately, I'm no photographer and the auto setting on my camera neutralises some of the effect but it still gives a good enough idea to show what I'm talking about).
It would be nice if this bulb was dimmable but I'm afraid it's not. I like it in a general sense, I just need to find a better location for it, it's just too bright for its current purpose.