Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Bright LED replacement for PAR30 flood lights
I bought one of these last week at my local store to see how it would work out. I choose this one as it gives off much more light (1100 lumens) than similar CFL bulbs that I might choose. For reference the 14-15 watt CFL bulbs I saw were rated at 600-700 lumens.
I would call the color "daylight" as it appears very similar to the color impression you have outside in the sun. It seems "colder" than ordinary incandescent bulbs, which are way on the yellow side. With this bulb, whites appear white rather than yellowish. It is a little surprising at first, but our eyes got used to it within a day and I am pleased with the more daylight-like lighting now.
The unit itself feels solid and hefty - like you bought a solid metal light bulb! The box says it has a 5 year warranty.
Anyway I liked it, and my wife suggested we get some more, so I already bought 2 more.
July 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tyler Excellent for Video Production
Silent, low-heat operation combined with a beautiful even beam of light makes this a very attractive bulb for use in filmmaking.
Reads exactly 4900K, with no green or magenta tint (adios, CFLs!) no need for minusgreen gels :D
September 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CountryBumpkin Do the job and do it well
I was referred to these bulbs by a friend who has been using them for a long time now. I used them to replace outdoor security bulbs and am impressed with how they immediately illuminate and do so quite brightly. They provide a light that is easier to distinguish objects at night. I also look forward to saving on my electric bill, given their energy efficiency.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by plow Dazzling!
I just bought one of these to try, and I'm going back for more! I love the 4900K color temperature (daylight), and it's very bright. It works perfectly with my existing dimmers. I agree with some that the beam spread is a little narrow, but that just creates a more dramatic interior. Everything in your house should not be evenly illuminated. Oh, they look really cool up in the ceiling, too!
March 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Two of Four bulbs failed in less than 6 months
I purchased four of these bulbs, but half of them failed in less than six months.
May 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TranemanII Flood light??
I brought this for our kitchen light since this light is used often, and wanted light right away, not "wait for it to warm up" type.
We placed 3 of them in our fixture, and turned them on.... We were both speechless.... The lighting was not "flooded" out. more of a spot light.. I double checked the box to be sure I got "Flood light" and it did say flood.. I returned one, and dig in back for another box and same results when I brought it home.. Also with this spot like light, it made the kitchen darker!
We returned all 3 of them, and put the CFL that we had already at home.
I love the ideal of the LED, but this let us down.
September 17, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AthleteX Excellent for outdoor flood
At 73 lumens per watt. This bulb is very efficient and bright. I mounted four of them yesterday with RAB Stealth motion sensors. Two at one story high and two at 2 stories high. The higher bulbs light up a large swath of my yard while the lower bulbs have a somewhat narrow illumination channel but still excellent. The 5000k listed color is indeed 5000k. I have had good luck with EcoSmart LEDs unlike LED's made in China. I have had issues with LEDs made in China. They begin to dim prematurely (2 years).
April 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mattaplatypus Didn't last
I bought one of these for over our front door thinking I would not have to replace it for a long time since it was an LED bulb. Very bright and the white color is fantastic. Unfortunately it didn't last and after about 5 months it no longer works. I will attempt to return it to the store tomorrow seeing that there is no information anywhere on how to return it under the "manufacturers 5 year warranty".
September 1, 2012