Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lee5167 Best LED MR16 I have found
These bulbs produce a decent amount of light and have a better color temperature than other LED bulbs I have tried. The savings in electricity and heat generation outweigh any negatives for me. It's a shame the high cost of these bulbs turns many people off. You will save in the long run. Yes, certain appliances have transformers that are not compatible with these bulbs. If you are somewhat handy, you can buy a "constant voltage" transformer online for about $20 and replace the one in your appliance. I have done that with a few fixtures already. You still come out ahead savings-wise.
March 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JeremyR Great lights
I have used these with two different track lighting fixtures. The first of these is the Easylite Gyro (available online at Home Depot). The Easylite has a magnetic transformer and thus works out of the box with LEDs, and dimming works beautifully as well. The second fixture is made by Tiella and has an electronic transformer, which unfortunately didn't work with these bulbs without flickering. However, it was a fairly simple and inexpensive matter to swap out that fixture's transformer with a more LED-friendly one (I used a Hatch Lighting RS12-60M-LED), and now it all works beautifully.
Color temperature and brightness are subjective, but I find the light output to be pleasing, in this case lighting a hobby area and an otherwise dimly-lit hallway. As I add more low-voltage lighting to the house, these bulbs will definitely be replacing the included halogens.
September 16, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ModelCarJoe Can't beat it, especially for the money
I'm big into model cars (just check out my handle), and when the 12V transformer on my display cabinet lighting started to trip repeatedly from maxing out while powering the halogen lamps I'd been using, I figured I'd try LEDs.
These draw only a fraction of the energy, but give as much, if not more, light. The bulbs went in without a single problem, and the light they emit is stronger, brighter, and cooler than the halogens. Given the extended life these offer (32,000 hours? Holy smokes), paying a premium - in this case, only about three bucks over what those halogens cost - was a gamble I figured I'd take. I couldn't be happier.
They've been in place for around 24 hours now, and the transformers haven't tripped once. It's a great alternative to the halogens, which never really lasted that long, anyway. I'll be buying more of these LEDs next time I visit the store. Very highly recommended.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnbear1954 LED Lights ... and no flicker when on dimmer
Bought the lights to replace Halogen bulbs that got HOT... Love them and the smooth even lighting that they give... Also love that they use less electricity that the old bulbs... Have replace almost all of my current lighting to LED lighting
September 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Detailz0 Compare to 35W Halogen MR16
So based on other reviews and my hope that this 6W bulb could replace my 50W halogen MR16 bulbs I bought 5 of these for my bathroom. They are not bright enough to replace a 50W halogen MR16, maybe a 35W max. They are distinctly more yellowish in color when compared to either the halogen or another 6W LED made by Toshiba that I purchased as well. I own the bayonet type (GU10) Ecosmart LED bulbs as well, and those provide enough light in my track fixture since there are 3 within close proximity to each other. But in this case, they do not provide enough light for an entire room. I wanted an alternative to the pricier Philips 10W LED bulbs, I guess Ecosmart is not there yet. I will try the Philips bulbs at some point as well and post a review for them when I do.
June 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by otis362 Outstanding Light
These are outstanding. I just changed 8 35W halogen bulbs with 8 of these that are on anywhere from 3 to six hours a night. I went from 280W total to 48W and the best part...they put out more light than the 35's I replaced. So the payback they figured has to be greater than what they quote. I'm sure they figured payback to a 25W bulb but when you replace a 35W, and even get more light, payback is even more. Thanks HD!!!
September 7, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by paul Where is the degree of light of the bulb. The package does not say a thing and the web sight says Flood. all my mr16 have De
all my halegem[n bulbs of the mr16 give the degree of light it has. this is very helpfull being that this 12 watt bulb is usually very high on a duplex cable.
Store package has warm
web has bright white
Store has no angle
web has flood angle ( Need Degree)
Thank you for the K temp, lumes, dimmible and life hrs
July 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thecarkeeper To work you must have magnetic transformer
Note... these bulbs, just llike any other LED lamp, must be powered by a magnetic power transformer. They will NOT work properly with an 'electronic' power transformer fixture, which are often found attached to a standard 120V track system. Reason is due to the low wattage of these bulbs. The electronic transformers will not recognize the presents of these lamps.
February 26, 2011