Pros: mecahnically sound
Cons: short life, high cost, poor light quality
I purchased one of these almost exactly six months ago. First impression was a good one - the bulb is pretty solidly constructed with a heavy glass lens. After installing, though, it was clear that I couldn't replace the compact fluorescent bulbs with these - the light is too dingy(?) - not pleasant at all. My wife had been complaining about the light quality from the CFL's. After seeing this bulb, she no longer complains so I guess that made it worth the $35 :-) Since I paid for it I put it in the kitchen where it's light will get enhanced by the array of CFL's (can lighting) on the same circuit. A few months later, I noticed about 20% of the LED's weren't lit (a pie piece was missing so the LED array looked like a pacman). This morning I noticed another pie piece missing so I am now down to 60% light output after ~2000 hours. I have CFL's still going from last year on the same circuit. Hard to justify 7X the cost for something that performs worse and will have to replace twice as often. Glad I only bought one.