Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by McFlash Light quality good, Some FM radio static
Purchased this for use in indoor ceiling fixture which is part of a sun tube. Light output is a pleasing daylight, very similar to the daylight from the sun tube.
The sun tube is in a hallway outside of a room where I have my Bose FM radio. When the light is on I experience noticeable static around 103.1 MHz, which has a station I listen to. I haven't tested the entire spectrum, but there are other FM frequencies that do not exhibit the static from the light.
Jury is out on the life of the product. This light is replacing a similar LED from Lights of America in which about 1/3 of the LEDs have failed prematurely.
June 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thebighash Good Stuff!
In general I am very happy with this product.. Just 13W power consumption and it produces a great output even outdoors!
I am very pleased with the output this flood light produces, even for outdoor applications. The light is uniform and fills the area in a nice flood beam pattern. There is no question this is stronger than a 75W replacement.
EcoSmart 13W PAR30
EcoSmart 15W PAR38
As I show in the comparison pics, the 13W PAR30 has 6 LEDs whereas the 15W PAR38 has 7 LEDs. As expected the output is not as bright as that of its older brother, but it's comparable to a certain extent. Check out the comparison photos, which were taken with similar camera settings to provide an apple-to-apple comparison. In a previous test, I proved that the 15W PAR38 version produced an output comparable to that of a standard 150W outdoor flood light! So I would argue that the 13W PAR30 is comparable to a 100+W standard flood lamp.
It says 5000k and I believe it is right. It is daylight color with a slight hint of blue. Much cooler than standard halogens but in my opinion this provides better lighting for outdoor applications and security lighting.
I have not tested this light for indoor applications, but I have no reason to believe it will not work well. It might be too cool for some, which is why the manufacturer offers warmer color options. It might also produce more of a spot effect when used in low ceiling applications.
I did not test the dimming application, but the light is dimmable according to the manufacturer.
I haven't had the bulb long enough to comment about it's long term performance. I hope it lasts a few years to pay back it's price!
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dcmikez Great floodlamp will take getting used to
I love that this LED lamp can be used outdoors, as our motion activated floods in the back yard are on quite frequently. Hoping this will save some money in the long run, and I'm sure it will.
The light is what's so extraordinary in this lamp. It's not quite the bluish hue that early LEDs had, but it's not pure white either, and when next to an incandescent flood lamp it looks rather odd. I know we'll get used to this as it's not bad, just different.
Otherwise the lamp is great and I'm going to get three more for our other outdoor lights.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skip10 Hoping for long life
LED lamps are expensive, however, if they live up to their advertising, they will outlast halogens and compact flourescent by a long shot. In my case, I was re-doing the lighting in a multi-purpose room and I needed intensive lighting which would have required additional electrical circuits brought in. With these lamps I get 75 watts of equivalent incandescent light with only 13 watts of power. Not only does it save me re-circuiting, but I save money in the long run on power, and no perceptible heat gain in the room from the lighting. These lamps are 5000K color range, which approximates daylight (not yellowish warm light), which is what I wanted. According to advertising, I can also use an appropriate dimmer if I desire. Great lighting.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GregSJ Excellent fit and replacement for CFL floods
These seem to be very well made. They fit nicely into a 6" recessed can and have a very white light appearance. They seem to be more of a Spot type of beam compared to the R30 style CFL flood they replaced. They come on to full brightness about 1 second after being powered on. I have a Lutron dimmer on the circuit and they dim smoothly down to a very dim level while maintaining white light. Highly recommend a dimmer on them. I only wish they had a more dispersed beam / flood style pattern.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paul bright light
Excellent light and use less energy moreover it is very bright
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeSeattle Very bright white light
I have been trying this in various fixtures around the house. we have tons of canister lights. This is very bright and works best in a large room with a high ceiling or in a flood light outside. It is dimmable and can be used outside.
When used in a dimmer the light stays white. It will not get that orange glow you see in the old incandescent bulbs.
I am going to use it in our vaulted ceilings so I do not have to replace the cfl floods every few years. Plus I don't have to wait for it to get to full brightness.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThinkPositive The Winner of my Daylight LED competition!
I started my LED search by making the big mistake of buying the soft white (2700K) version of the Phillips LED. When on, its light turned my white leather sofa yellow! Then I bought these Daylight LEDs: 10-Watt 5000K Phillips, the Toshiba 4000K, Phillips 13-watt 5000K, Phillips 12-Watt 4200K, and finally the EcoSmartPAR Daylight 5000K. The winner was the EcoSmartPAR Daylight 5000K bulb. Its light was white, the sofa was still white, the bulb enclosure does not have silver showing around the bulb (which looks ugly), it was a flood more than a spotlight, it was not an exaggerated cold (like the Phillips 10-watt) and it did not make the room appear foggy (like the Phillips 10-watt). I have a dimmer and find that 1/2 power for LEDs is equivalent to full power of my incandescent GE Reveals. Hope this helps!
April 6, 2013