"First time had to purchase these new style bulbs instead of the now discontinued old style which have been used since the year dot. I went for a known quality brand in Osram and was not disappointed. They look to be well made and finished and certainly give off a good amount off light in my application which is for an electric fire illumination. Would I recommend, yes. Would I buy again, yes. This is based on short term usage only, so far !"
"Previous makes suggest that halogen bulbs are delicate when knocked e.g. during painting room. Osram bulbs seems to be solid but only time will tell whether the general 4 star rating is under or over rated. Promising so far."
"Brought 2 of these 3 weeks ago; one used in a hallway and the other in a toilet. They have now both blown! Expected a lot more from an OSRAM product and would not buy again. As a lamp works fine, just don't expect to get anything like the 2000 hours that it 'could' work for on average."