Every year for the Christmas season (Nov 1st to Jan 5th) I put one of these in my dusk to dawn post lantern. It looks beautiful with my Christmas decorations. It gives a gentle glow, and looks great with snow, but still lights my driveway up enough so I can see. They last a really long time - at least two seasons - and that's a lot of hours being on. Well worth the cost.
LOVE these lightbulbs! Instantly changes plain white lampshades into a gorgeous multicolored lamps. I literally have these in 3 separate rooms of my house, in all my lamps - I much prefer to have colorfull and calm lighting at night instead of harsh white lights. Highly recommend!