LAP LED LED Lamp BC 5W
Gives lots of light for 5W, not particularly a warm white, but better than the CFL it placed. I'm expecting the usual LAP quality and longevity.
13 Jan 2015
LED candle bulbs performance
A good bulb which now looks much more like a conventional bulb than earlier models. Light is very bright white so lower wattage bulbs are better in fittings where bulb is exposed to view.
Payback is 6 to 9 months which is a disincentive to householders who are considering replacement of all conventional bulbs.
10 Jan 2015
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