"This is the second unit I have bought, as I have been so impressed with the performance. Very quick start up and excellent light output are key selling features. My first bulb has been used now for ~2 years for at least 4 hours each day... and is still going strong. May not be the cheapest but is definitely the best. Buy without hesitation."
"Bought 4 today, one was broken in the box so reliability isn't great. The description of the performance is so far off the mark as to be laughable. These replaced some old 60 watt incandescent bulbs and the light is nowhere near as good, so the claim of 88 watt equivalence is rubbish. Secondly they flicker on startup and take a goodly time to achieve full brightness, exactly the opposite of what is written above. If you want bright CFLs and don't want to spend a fortune they're quite cheap and not very bulky, but they're not going to make you ecstatic...."