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Nice clean white light but can fail early
on 18 April 2013
Construction is solid and neat. The safety cover looks a good quality acrylic, not glass.
A compact light that shines evenly in all directions. 4LEDs point outwards from the end. The light is white, not yellow, not blue.
7W produces 500 lumens, about as much as a 45W incandescent.
I have a lot of experience of fluorescent economy light bulbs, some work Ok as expected, some have burned out quickly. Some take up to 30 mins to get to full brightness.
My experience of LED lights so far has been excellent.
As their price reduces they will become the only way to go.
More brightness for the money would produce another star.
If bulb is mounted horizontally or downwards, they seem to fail early.
Mount facing up and the heat exits the holes in the cover.
Mount facing down, and the heat has nowhere to go.
Alternatively, pull off cover and cross-drill 4 holes near lower end.