Okay I finally received the led strip lighting. Final verdict: *Not* brighter than filament, at least with this reflector-type bulb and my housing. There is a chance I could be getting better results had I chosen the "diffused" version of this bulb. I will be contacting the seller to ask if there is any chance I could exchange the bulb types. But as far as the brightness of the LED Tube, I am very impressed! I don't have any night pics, but I can actually see the flexible led strip lighting off of traffic signs across the intersection when I'm at a stoplight!