Several years ago I started 'primming' my own bulbs because they were difficult to find at a reasonable price. But, the silicone thickened quickly during the process and the tubes of silicone weren't cheap. Plus the process was messy. I needed several for a tin chandelier - my original bulbs had cracked, darkened or burned out, and decided to try these. Wow. They look great - are more of an antique white color unlit and look great when lit. I would have purchased a set that were more amber/yellow looking unlit, had they been available. But I will buy these again. They came individually boxed to prevent breakage. I am totally pleased with the quality and price of these bulbs.
Finding low wattage lightbulbs gets harder by the day! We hate the light pollution we encounter everywhere these days. Fluorescent lighting is a migraine trigger and a really heinous way to light a room. These bulbs are mellow and cool looking. Love!