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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silverstone Excellent 100 W replacement
This bulb is similar to the other Philips EnduraLED bulbs. It has 4 LED panels with orange remote phosphors instead of the 3 panels on the other bulbs. The rated lumens suggested it is brighter than the other 100 W equivalent LED bulbs on the market. Of the various bulbs I have tried, my favorite is the Philips L-prize bulb. That bulb is more efficient than the other Philips models and offers better color rendition. Overall, this bulb offers a nice light quality and appears quite natural. The A21 size fits in the fixture I selected with this bulb in mind without problems.
February 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Goodbye CFL
I have a large unheated shop in Minnesota where the temps drop well below freezing. For years I have used 200W and 300W equivalent CFL bulbs, but have always hated how long they take to warm up and reach full brightness. The CFLs also seem to have a much shorter lifespan than the manufacturers packaging suggests.
Even at 0 degrees F, the Philips bulb comes on instantly with full brightness. It is impressively bright and appears to outshine the supposed 200W equivalent CFL bulbs that are consuming twice as much power in my shop. I am never buying another CFL again and will be converting the rest of my bulbs to LED.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff4 Great product
Instant on, dimmable, excellent color, very good brightness. I purchased this to replace a dimmable compact fluorescent that took a long time to warm up to its full brightness. This LED bulb comes on instantly at full brightness (brighter than the CFL). The A21 size was not an issue in the floor lamp; in fact, it was more compact than the prior CFL. I am very pleased. I just wish that the price were lower.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeremy66 Really is a 100 Watt replacement
This light really is a 100 watt replacement. It is just as bright as a regular 100 watt bulb, and noticeably brighter than the 100 watt Reveal bulb I replaced. It is wider than a standard light bulb. I had to take the harp off the lamp, screw in the bulb, and then put the harp / lampshade back on - just barely fit. The color is great, you can't tell it's an LED if you can't see the bare bulb.
I liked it so much I just ordered another. That will probably be my limit though, because at the current price you really have to put it in places where the light is on 3+ hours a day to get a return on your investment. Lights that are only used sparingly can wait for LED prices to come down before I replace those bulbs.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Light Indistinguishable from a 100w Incandescent
Actually it's brighter! ...and 1/5th the power consumption.
As you dim it, the color does not get warmer like an incandescent.
This bulb is still quite expensive at $50. This is used in a fixture that is on at least 8 hours a day, in a highly visible location, so I expect a fairly quick payback.
It is quite a bit larger than an incandescent and a lot heavier, but mine is an open topped hanging globe where it doesn't matter. I'll need a better dimmer.
I've been waiting years for a 100w equivalent LED and this is very good. I'm pleased. But I hope Philips will come out with an "L-prize" version.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bobby Expensive, but great light.
I used this to replace a 100W incandescent in a lamp in our family room that stays on pretty much 24/7. The light quality from this bulb is indistinguishable from a 100W. If there is any difference it is that this LED is actually slightly brighter than a 100W. My wife is extremely picky about light bulbs (she has rejected every effort I've made to replace incandescents with CFLs or inferior LEDs over the years) and she is happy with it. The bulb is very expensive, but the quality is great.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by starlight25 Super bright 100W
This lamp is great. It lights up the entire room. The size is a bit larger than the 60W replacement but it does not bother me. Great for poorly lit areas or in a table lamp.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Category5 Brighter than the 150 Watt incandescent it replaced!
100W equivalent is on the conservative side. This bulb is brigther than the room heater it replaced, and emanates a smooth warm inviting light. I am replacing every bulb in our house with LED not just for the greater efficiency but because they do not heat up the house the way traditional bulbs do.
What a great invention. This is a true incandescent replacement!
March 4, 2013