Perfect for a porch or such like, but not a reading light. Leds are great for low cost running and with electricity getting more expensive all the time, it makes good sense to go as efficient as possible. Led’s offer very low running power with all the power going into illumination, not heat. But be prepared that this is very low power the equivalent of a 15w bulb. I found it perfect for my porch light, where you just want a gentle not-in-your-face type of illumination. For reading its probably too weak and i wouldnt even try especially if you are getting on in years, when it is important to have a good flood of illumination over the reading matter. This boasts a very long life, like 15 years, and some crazy amount of on off switching. No reason to doubt, though i have had other long life bulbs which frankly did not repay the expense. Led’s are however, very long life, so if you get this one over the first 24 hours or so, it will probably go on for a very long time.
A pretty, old style bulb, low output but rather nice. 2w led is about 15w old stuff ~ very dim but attractiveno good for readinges fitting so useless for old uk fittingsif used with a shade it gets very dima pretty, old style bulb, low output but rather nice.
Better bulb styling for a traditional style. . I am not a fan of led bulbs, they may be low energy but they can give a weird light and look really odd in traditional light fittings. This retro design seeks to address that. The bulb looks like a regular light bulb with a screw in attachment. But fits in with a more traditional decor. Here are the specifications for the Osram LED Retrofit CLASSIC A / LED lamp:
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- Energy consumption 12 kWh/1000h at 1420 lm
- Long lifespan – up to 10000 hours and up to 100000 switching cycles
- Warm white light for comfort and relaxation, ideal for decorative use throughout the home and in the living room
- Immediately at full power, no warm-up time
- Easy replacement of standard light bulbs, genuine replacement for a conventional 95 W light bulb (outdoor use only in suitable lamps)
Looks good as a replacement for my recesed ceiling spotlights. I wasn’t sure from the other reveiws if this was a 12 watt or as above a 1. 2,i was slightly dissapointed when it arrived as it was indeed a 1. 2 wattage which was far to low for lighting over my computer desk ,that said this would be a very good bulb for mood lighting and when fitted into my recessed spot light fitting in the ceiling did a good job of looking just like the old incandescent bulb that i now cant buy, these look much better in situ than the flat led bulbs i have at present. The light itself is a very warm yellow tone also.
Performs well but isn’t dimmable as stated. This osram clear warm white 12w led bulb delivers both brightness and quality of light. The bulb looks physically well made and the e27 screw is a good, taut fit into my table light socket. The light output from this warm white version is really nice and bright but despite being led it actually delivers quite a mellow light making it ideal for period style lamps – i think this is due to its long yellow led ‘filaments’. I like the fact that despite its low energy consumption you get full brightness the moment you switch the bulb on, plus the fact that although the capital cost is higher it is saving you money over a the longer term and should last around 10 years. What lets this lamp down though is an inconsistency between the specification on this page which states it is dimmable whereas the pack indicates by way of a symbol that it is not. As to whether a lamp is dimmable or not is often a critical factor when people are choosing led lamps and the information should be consistent and correct and for that reason i’ve docked a star.
Reviews from purchasers :
- A decent long lasting vintage style energy saving bulb. Strong warm white light presents immediately on switching the bulb on.
- Long term, energy effienent – for that nostalgia
- Nice Traditional Bulb – Not Dimmable
Lovely retro styling and warm glow.
Long term, energy effienent – for that nostalgia. When the fancy energy efficient bulbs started making their way into the market, with their frosted glass and plastic, i found myself missing the old, burning hot, clear variety i used to fill my house with, the ones where the innards would disintegrate when the bulb was done. It’s safe to say that this osram won’t do any of that, but you get that charming nostalgia (in a bulb, who knew) without the inherent problems that an energy guzzling bulb will bring. The yellow led strips look good when the bulb is off, and once lit you get that nostalgia, with the strips lighting to a point where you have to look away. The light is fantastic – exactly how i remember the old ones being, but with none of the wasted energy in the heat. To the contrary, after around six hours of use the bulb was barely warm. It’s very well made and i expect it to last for a long, long time. I actually have an osram of a smaller screw variety of this design in one of my lamps, which has lasted and kept its quality for months. I expect this to do the same.