Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Juice916 Good but not enough coverage
I bought these to replace my halogen floods in my kitchen. Unfortunately, they didnt have enough coverage of light that the 40w halogen did. I have a total of five floods in my kitchen. four on one light switch and the fifth one on a separate switch, its above our sink. With the halogens I never had to use the fifth one and it still didnt have the same coverage. my stove are was so dark that I had to use light from the microwave range. I love the white color but had to return them.. I would recommend but depends on the use of them. i posted pic.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe10591 More light for less wattage.
Excellent and clear white light. If these last for the full duration of their life, the savings will be worth the high purchase price by lowering the electric bill even more than compact flourescent lights, and with no toxic mercury for the landfills! Brightness rivals halogen lights, but without the high heat.
January 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Renodude Nice, but...
Bought one of these to try as an upgrade to the 50w halogen floods that we use throughout our home. While the light is very bright and pleasing, the beamwidth of the flood pattern is too narrow and illuminates a smaller area than the halogen floods do. Philips needs to improve this in order for these LED floods to be a fully-acceptable replacement for halogen floods.
Would I recommend these? Depends on the circumstance. If the narrower beam is acceptable for the need, buy these! If not, don't.
December 19, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TomFromMA Bright,"crisp", lighting...
I replaced five 60W halogen incadescent flood with this model LED. These are in our kitchen area, and are frequently burning brightly although no one is actually in the room. I am hoping the expenditure will pay for itself in savings. I chose the non-diffused design of the bulb as I prefer the sharp, crisp look it provides. I've tried CFL's and LED flood with a diffuser cover on it, but I don't care for the lighting effect it provides. The first words out of my wife's mouth when she saw the bulbs in action were "It looks like a spaceship!". Yes, you can see the individual points of light from the LED's. But they provide that look I'm after. The color of light has just a hint of more white than what I'm used to seeing with the halogen bulbs. But I think I like it more, and it's definitely not the cold, "blue" white color often seen in LED's. I like them, I recommend them!
February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy40 great product for the time being
we have over 30 hi hats in the kitchen area, as the old bulbs burn out we replace them with the Same Philip led bulb , now they discontinued this model and we cant find the same trim anywhere to match the remaining of the kitchen lighting ,great product but middle finger to Philips for having me miss match led bulbs.
March 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Miguel Disappointing performance
I was looking forward to eventually replacing my CF bulbs with LEDS, but this one doesn't yet offer much advantage. It lasts 3 times as long but costs 3 1/2 times as much, so the purchase price doesn't save any money.
I was hoping it's efficiency would make up for that, but, at 12 watts, it's only slightly more efficient than my 14 watt CF bulbs. This may be because it wastes a lot of energy as heat. Like my CF bulbs, it gets too hot to touch. Maybe the LED technology will improve over the next few years, but it's not yet the leap forward I was hoping for.
Having said that, I'm very happy with how well it dims. My "dimmable" CF bulbs are terrible at dimming -- they cut out at about 60% brightness. This bulb dims almost as much as an incandescent bulb, dropping to about 10% or so. The package said that I might need to install a more modern dimmer, but my (10 year) old dimmer handles it just fine.
However, it doesn't work well in my living room track lighting, which requires some of the lights to face people. The 10 LED spots are way too bright to be comfortable. If would be more comfortable if it had a disperser. The light beam is narrower than my CF spots, which I suppose is what we should expect from spotlights, but it doesn't work well in my setup.
The only other advantage is that it doesn't use Mercury, which is more of a disposal issue, but one that I appreciate.
Overall, this is a great improvement in dimmability, but is otherwise not much of an improvement over CF bulbs.
June 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by captainbob cool white and bright
LED bulbs are the way to go, hope the price drops soon, it was expensive to relamp my kitchen but the white light is so much brighter than the older CFL builbs and look pretty cool
February 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Really work well. Replaces a set of 4 regular bulbs.
I have a bank of 4 regular bulbs on a circuit with a dimmer in the family room. 260 possible watts running every time they get turned on. They are on constantly. I didn't want to use fluorescent as the dimable ones I'd heard buzz. 4 of these use less power than 1 regular incandescent. These are bright white, so they look so much cooler against the brick wall. And they'll be there for years. I just with they were a little cheaper.
April 23, 2013