Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 41
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jay high failure rate
Many failures, lots of flickering and randomly turning on and off.
Stay away, low quality product.
August 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fedman Flickering after 1 year
Bought 50 bulbs to replace all recessed lights in my house. 7 of the 50 are flickering and have been replaced after 13 months. There is a flaw with this product and am contacting GE for resolution. Won't risk buying again.
When they worked, they gave off great light and the dimming ability worked well. If it were one or two that had failed out the the 50, then ok. Buy 7 and a new one failing every week or two?
Sorry and good luck.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobD Awesome bulbs
These are easily 20% brighter than incandescent. Still retains a bit of the soft white, not as yellow as traditional. Rated best BR30 by Cnet. At the sale price well worth long term savings and green value.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barry Great light bulb
I think LED lights are the best new technology that has become available for the homeowner in years. If you are not phasing in LED bulbs and getting rid of the others then I think you should be. This bulb is supposed to last for 22.8 years. If it just does half that it is worthwhile. Now I'm happy every time one of my CFL light bulbs burns out. This light bulb looks good and looks like it is well made.
February 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marzo Multiple bulbs lasted approximately 6-months in-ceiling before began flickering on and off and then off completely
They are nice and bright and have a good quality of light. However, after purchasing multiple bulbs, they began to flicker on and off (not rapidly, more of a blinking). Very disappointed for the price.
March 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JohnH Flickering after less than a year
I bought ten of these for my kitchen. I double checked to make sure the dimmers we used were compatible. After less than a year, six of them began flickering on and off, just as many of the other reviews have mentioned. This is NOT a result of using the dimmer. It happens regardless of the dimmer setting. I even moved one of the bulbs to a fixture with a regular on/off switch and still had the flickering and times when the bulb would just go out for a minute and then come back on.
Like many others, I'm very disappointed with this bulb. It gets high ratings for the color and lumens, but it's simply not reliable. I won't be buying these again.
October 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by formerGEfaithful Not reliable
So far 4 out of 23 have gone out, during the last 6 months, due to over heating. The power consumption (12 watts) is too high for use in eyeball can fixtures in a well insulated ceiling. But the package says nothing about this limitation. BR30 LED lights of 9 and 10 watts work fine. Or maybe the GE Reveal is just more 'made in China' junk. Another GE LED of the A19 configuration has also demonstrated this same problem. Recommend to stay away from the GE brand.
January 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dtav Best dimmable LED BR30 bulb I could find
After trying three different BR30 65W equivalent LED bulbs (TCP, Philips Slimstyle, GE), I ended up happiest with the GE Reveals. I am using them with Lutron Caseta Wireless Dimmers, and although the Reveals are not (yet) on Lutron's compatible bulb list, I read reviews saying they are the best dimmable BR30 on the market so I gave them a try. The TCP and Philips suffered from major humming at all levels, flickering/uneven light levels, and occasional non-functioning of one light in a circuit. The Philips bulbs only would dim to 9%. The GE Reveal bulbs dim from 1-100% without any visible flickering so far, and although there is still some hum, it is by far the quietest hum of any of the bulbs. While it is still disappointing that LED bulbs seem to always hum on dimmers, this is the best I could find so far.
January 5, 2016