Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 38
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BHeato Low energy consuming LED bulb
I changed out all the lamps in my house with CFLs when we moved into it, oh, 15 years ago. My wife complained that the kitchen was not bright enough to see well. I had purchaced one of these lamps a few weeks ago, and was impressed with their brightness and soft white light. A pair in the kitchen fixture gave us 200 W equivalent light for only 38 W of power. Plus these LEDs are supposed to last for (almost) forever. We are both pleased with the light to see by in the kitchen. Now my cooking looks as bad as it tastes. Good thing my wife is such good help. Otherwise I'd starve. Get these lamps so you can see how bad your cooking is too.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Throbbicus Expensive, but nice and bright!
At last! An LED that is bright enough to use in my old overhead lamps. My house is old, though, and I wasn't sure if the thing would even *fit* in the fixture. If you've got a tight fit between socket and cover, you're going to need a different bulb. A lot heavier than incandescent bulbs, too.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by critter Great bulb
This is the bulb i was looking for. Nice and bright. Plenty of light flowing down for reading. I am using this bulb in a table lamp with a dimmer on the lamp. Works well with the dimmer. I can dim to about 25 to 30 watt output, not bad. It is a pricey bulb though. I was using a 3 way CFL before, i think this bulb is a little smaller then that. I could not find the dimmer switch at Home Depoit. Found the one i wanted on line.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Michiganian Nice bright bulb
Good: If you are looking for a 100 Watt replacement in LEDs then this is it. Very bright. Soft white. Dims nicely.
Not so good: A bit heavy. A bit larger size is less of an issue though unless you are putting in tight spots. The bulb really gets hot. The main body is metal heat sink. After an hour or so, it is too hot even to touch without hurting fingers. The phosphor lenses are non metallic so that is the only part which does not get hot.
Philips quality shows throughout.
If you are very sensitive to hum, this is not absolutely silent but you have to put your ear to it in absolute quiet to hear it.
Really no comparison to CFLs and previous generation and other LEDs.
These are still pricey.
If you have an option/choice of using two 60 watt equivalent Philips LED bulbs, then that is still a better way to go to get the 1600+ lumens of brightness.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ciphfer This is an excellent bulb...you will not regret it
I have been working on my kitchen for longer than I care to come to grips with. I completely renovated the ceiling and installed Hi Hat lighting - 8 to be precise and I separated them on two dimmer switches in banks of 4 lights. I used CFL lighting since the LED lights at the time were too expensive and I also wanted a bulb with a 100 watt equivalent. I was never satisfied with the CFL lights and I when I saw the price reduction on these bulbs I decided it was time to purchase.
The bulbs are excellent. The build of the bulb just shows the quality of the make and you will not really appreciate this until you take the bulb out of the packaging.
The most important thing is that the light is extremely bright and natural. It is so bright that I really dim the bulb somewhat when I do not need the "full blast." Even at the discount, the bulb is still pricey, but for the long term you cannot go wrong. Not that I plan on selling my home, but if I were to, the bulbs are going with me...they are that good.
December 13, 2014