Pros: no heat, with light almost at that of an incandescant
Cons: price, price, price, and a little too bright
This gives off great light, better by a little than the best cfl. Its is just too expensive at the time. It is also significantly brighter than the 65 watt br30 that it replaced.Since it the only light on a circuit, it does not draw enough electricity to use a dimmer.. update- they are down to $81.
next update- price down to $72.00, still not cheap, but I am biting again. Bought 4 more as we love the one we have. It gives off no discernable heat , Nice in the summer. My wife used to crank up the AC in the kitchen and a large part of that was the recessed lights. Payback time is now under 3 years even without the AC part of the equation. Will it last 20 years. I would even be happy with 10, by then we will probably have 4 watt leds as apposed to this 10 watt.