My goal was to replace the lights in some bedside table lamps with something more efficient than incandecent. I do not have a dimmer. I was concerned about using LEDs because they are very directional and the function of these lights needs a 360 degree light dispersion. I found these 5000k, 450lm, 80 CRI bulbs and although it is not truly omni directional it was close enough for my purposes. Is there a better bulb out there? Does anyone make an up/down oriented light for this pupose? What are others using for this application?