The fact that the Sylvania's are dimmable is a big plus --- we tried some of the new-fangled "low-wattage" bulbs a few years back, and they weren't dimmable, which in a couple of rooms in your home where we have dimming switches, they were made useless by these bulbs. These new Sylvania bulbs look to have solved that. The flat bulb is quirky but kinda cool. How even is the light it throws? Does being flat affect that at all?
Interestingly enough, Home Depot don't have these on their Canadian website under Sylvania -- but rather the same item under Philips ..... found out why off of wikipedia:
Companies acquired by Philips through the years include Amperex, Magnavox, Signetics, Mullard, VLSI, Agilent Healthcare Solutions Group, Marconi Medical Systems, ADAC Laboratories, ATL Ultrasound, portions of Westinghouse and the consumer electronics operations of Philco and Sylvania. Philips abandoned the Sylvania trademark which is now owned by Havells Sylvania except in Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and the USA where it is owned by the Osram unit of Siemens.
I didn't realize this --- wonder how some items Sylvania are sold here.