Perfect in a garage, barn, or any location where heavy lighting is needed, while allowing you to reduce energy consumption by up to 75%.
These lamps have successfully replaced the old 500 watt mogul base A series incandescents in our church sanctuary hanging light fixtures. What we loose is a litte bit less light and the ability to use our dimming variac that fed these. You also have to scout around for mogul to edison converter bases to do what we did. Color temp is acceptable.
Warms up quickly from a cold start. Good color index and spectrum. Ballast protrudes quickly from the base - may not fit into some reflectors. Are looking into a retrofit for all of our 175W Mercury vapor fixtures.
Easy and quickly bought my TV component and used tutorial to fix. Now have a working TV again for a tiny fraction of cost of a new TV, so very satisfied.