"In the past I have bought candle and pigmy incandescent bulbs but of course the esave regime means you can't get them today. The led and flourescent tubes are not much good in the traditional table lamp, wall light and ceiling rose situations . But when I saw these in the catalogue I thought I would trial. I don't know if their life of 2000 hrs will be met but I see know reason why they would fail much earlier like some of their earlier predicessors. They are smaller and less obtrusive than the tubes and candles and in situs where a candle lamp is not required these are a good fit alternative. Watt for watt and efficiency they are brighter than the alternatives and I was impressed compared to a remaining 1 incandecent lamp in a cieling mounted three lamp trio where two failed together within days of a set replaced only last winter and barely used!. Only time will tell if these are more reliable. Watch this space I will comment on their life in this application in due course."