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Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by James Returned and Exchanged for Phillips Philips AmbientLED 13-Watt (65W) LED BR30
This isn't a bad product, there are just a few areas where I feel the Phillips equivalent is superior, and they cost about the same. Consumer reports rated both bulbs and actually rated the EcoSmart a few points higher, so when my local HD was out of the Phillips floodlights I purchased these...and was disappointed. I returned them at a different HD and exchanged for Phillips, here's why:
Cons of the EcoSmart:
-Noticeable buzz when used with a dimmer switch
-More like a spot light than a flood light, created light "hot spots" in our living room
-Considerable glare from single LED source
Pros of Phillips:
-No buzz when used with dimmer switch, no matter the setting
-Much more even distribution of light, the way a floodlight should be
-Frosted glass and multiple LED sources mean much less glare when compared to the harsh glare of the EcoSmarts
Hope you find this helpful.
April 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mary nice lighting color and looking forward to not replacing bulbs!!
When renovation of our den took place we definitely went the extra mile on some items and this was one of them. We have 8 dimmable high hat lights and these cast a nice warm hue in the room. I was worried about the room looking like a morgue, but it doesn't. With so many high hats and teenagers leaving lights on constantly, I hope the low cost to have the lights on pays off!!
January 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BulbedOut Failed within months
We purchased six of these. Only a few months later two have failed already and will need to be replaced through the warranty. If I can even figure out how to contact the company, I've been looking online for their info for an hour now.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clem58 Well made and nice look
Purchased 7 of these for our kitchen to replace the 75 watt halogen bulbs we were using. Light output is basically the same. If I had to say anything negative it would be that when turning the lights on they do not all light up at the same time. This delay is ever so slight but noticeable.
January 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mateo Great Value - Not Dimmable
Reguardless of what the details say - these are not Dimmable. They are great at full power - when dimming - they begin to pulse on and off.
May 15, 2012