LAP LED LED Lamp BC 5W
Instant and bright
Although only 5W they are very bright. It's nice to switch on and not have to wait 3 days to see. Don't know how reliable they are as I have only just fitted them.
21 Nov 2014
Not bad, but not perfect
I bought 5 of these to replace Compact Fluorescent bulbs in a ceiling fitting.
They're good value and the quality is there, as always with LAP brand components.
I'm slightly disappointed with the colour temperature; they're not as warm as the CF bulbs they replaced. LED colour temperatures vary within the "warm/cool/daylight" marketing brackets and these are definitely towards the cool end of warm white. They're actually quite neutral in colour. Unfortunately the room they're in is pale blue so benefits from a bit of warmth in the lighting.
They're also, not surprisingly for LEDs, less radiative and more directional than the CFs they replaced. This means a light spot on the ceiling above them, but little light being thrown into the corners.
If you can put up with these shortcomings, then this is a good value bulb; no doubt I'll be using them again.
As always I've given a middling 3 for reliability, because there's no way of determining it without writing the review 3 years after the purchase.
18 Oct 2014
LAP LED candle bulb
Nice bulb, works well. The design is nice, but the LAP logo could be more discrete.
26 Sep 2014
Purchased these bulbs for the landing and was a bit doubtful would be bright enough, but pleased to say they really are good.
Granted there are 3 bulbs in each fitting but they look like normal candle bulbs so this is a bonus as are in glass fittings.
Instant bright light, good colour as well, much better than the horrible 2700k of fluorescent energy savers.
Reliability have no idea as have not had long, but they do have a 3 year guarantee so should be ok.
25 Jun 2014