I found that quote regarding the use of reflective tape when installing LED bulbs in incandescent fixtures. Wouldn't you know, it came from Frederick?
Originally Posted by Frederick L. Simson
Does your light fixture have a highly polished mirror reflector inside? These could work [b]IF it does.
My slimline fixtures had only a gloss white painted (Plastic?) surface, and it was not reflective enough for LEDs which are highly [b]directional, unlike incandescent. I have a roll of tape which has a mirror finish to make reflectors out of, got it at an industrial hardware store.
John, I see that you have been researching LEDs for some time.
Luckily for me, I have lots of time to make a decision regarding LED replacements.
I think that the connectors on one or two of my fixtures may be going bad. If that is the case, I may as well purchase new LED fixtures and bulbs. That would be very expensive and so I'll just "wait and see" what's happening with those fixtures.
If I do go to bulbs alone, given Frederick's tape idea, I'll want to find a quality product that fits my needs. I like your idea. I'll be interested in how well your new bulbs hold out over time.
BTW, I inserted your item number in the EBAY search area, and they came up with zip responses. Ebay may no longer be carrying those LED bulbs.