Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Charlie A bit pricy, but should save money over time. Nice + Bright
I like the landscape lighting that I've had for years. I hate that the halogen bulbs cost around $5 and never last more than a year. I hate even more crawling around under my bushes changing the bulbs. Let's see $5 x 6 bulbs times 5 years ( Changing 1/year)= $150. $14 x 6 LED bulbs times 5 years ( no changes) = $70. I guess the key is if they last at least 5 years they will have paid for themselves. Not having to crawl around 6 times a year - PRICELESS. (And the package says they should last 15 years. I know all about how long LED's should last, but they still can go bad. Only time will tell.) I just put my first one in I'm very happy with the bright white light they give off. They do not look like your typical flickering LED's that I've seen. I'm ordering 6 more on-line, so that should be a good idea that I'm happy with them.
October 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Surveyor6 Great light compared to incandescents!
Thie 3 watt leds are much birghter than any incandescent twice its wattage! They really light up the landscape in my back yard. Wow!
July 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Jack Great light!
I bought one of these a few months ago for a project that never ended up happening so it has been sitting on my workbench since then. Recently I decided to put it to use as part of a very large solar light. I just got it working tonight and have to say that I am really impressed with how much light this little guy puts out. I have the light mounted about six feet from the ground and can clearly see a shadow from it maybe sixty to eighty feet away!
Since I didn't use this in any sort of traditional manner, I did a bit of technical profiling. Its actual power draw is more like 2.5 watts but that is OK since it is so ridiculously bright. The unit seems to have a voltage regulator inside of it and runs at full brightness after about 9 Volts. I didn't test the upper voltage because that would be the one that it breaks at. I do know that it runs fine at up to about 14 Volts. You don't have to worry about the polarity, they take care of that internally. Just plug it in either way. Overall, I am really impressed with it.
February 26, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by MOTech Not so long lasting
Purchased 7 of these lights in May 2012 to replace the incandescent bulbs in my landscape lighting. My lights are on between 4 and 6 hours a day, depending on the time of year. The traditional incandescent bulbs were lasting between 2 and 4 months and were driving me crazy to change them all the time. These LED lamps fit perfectly. I did not see any appreciable change in electric costs but I didn't expect to. The landscape lights are already a trivial part of my household electric usage.
Starting at about the 1 year mark the first LED bulb died. Since the packaging says 15 year avg life span at 4 hours a day I certainly expected to reach the 6 year warranty period with no problems. Not so: 3 of the 7 have gone out in under 14 months of use. Considering these cost 10+ times the price of an incandescent they are proving to cost more in the long run.
To be fair, Phillips has been decent on honoring their warranty. They don't send out replacements, instead they send a check to refund the purchase price and you have to go get the replacements on your own.
I would not buy these again. Guess I'll try to find a different brand or return to cheap incandescents.
July 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by HandyBill This product provides a bright energy efficient alternative to the standard landscape light bulbs
These bulbs are energy efficient and allow you to use a small transfer to power a lot of the traditional landscape lights. I consolidated down to 1 power pack from 3 and have a whiter and brighter light. The old style bulbs burn out pretty quick so far none of these have failed. The only issue is that they are tall and are easier to knock lose if you bump into the light fixture
December 11, 2012