Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Outdoor?
Actual product packaging does not mention anything about indoor/outdoor and actual silk-screening on the bulb (most Philips bulbs actually) says in black letters:
Suitable for use with dimmers
Suitable for use in open devices
Suitable for damp locations
Not sure if this is a translation error or if conditions not listed are unsuitable...
Performance has been okay up until now but narrower beam then expected.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SPython Used in artists studio
Bought these LED lamps for my studio. It is important for me that artificial lighting does not add a significant bias to the colour and tone of my paintings. All other lighting I had used prior to these did precisely that - so I would only show the work to visitors in daylight hours. Since replacing all my lighting with these lamps I can confidently show the paintings at any time of day. I would specifically recommend these to galleries, collectors and artists or anyone who requires a true daylight balanced light.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kayzan One of the best things we've done for our kitchen!
We LOVE these lights!! It's like being outdoors in the broad daylight! I have no excuses now about missing anything when I clean my kitchen! We have them on a dimmer switch and use them at "high beam" when we're cooking. However, we were amazed at how soothing to our eyes they were when we dim them to their lowest setting. We replaced standard 150 watt incandescent bulbs, so, in spite of their initial cost, these new lights will pay for themselves in energy savings and long life, plus they don't generate the heat that incandescent lights do.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1UrbanGardener works great
bought one to light up my terrarium, the light goes down with minimal light to the sides. the plants love it, they are growing as if they were on steroids LOL. going back to HD to get 2 more
June 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Erick Great PAR38
Great bulb, color, and performance. The metal shell and weight gives it a high quality feel.
I only wish the package would better clarify if Philips approves of both indoor and outdoor use. It doesn't mention it anywhere. The only relevant warning seems to be: "Do not use where directly exposed to water." This same warning is found on Philips bulbs marked for outdoor use as well. I have had great experience in using them as outdoor flood lamps.
I've seen complains that this bulb is more of a "spot" light than a "flood" light. This is because it is a PAR #parabolic aluminized reflector# class bulb which is designed to provide a more focused beam. If you want a wider beam, you should look at BR #bulged reflector# class bulbs.
November 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Augie thank goodness the price went down
these lights are amazing. they used to be $50.00+ Now less han $20. They are very bright especially at about 30-50 feet the pattern is about 20 feet wide almost like daylight. at 150 feet the beam is still very sharp. They may be too brigh for general use but great at longer distances .
April 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rav001 Like spot bulb unlike flood
Philips guys, I like the crisp and powerful light coming out from your LED bulbs. However, flood lights are emitting light very narrow and made me to look at other products, while I bought all remaining bulbs from your company for my house.
If you can come out and say that you will be making a wide angle flood lights, I would like to wait. Please comment.
October 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Quites expensive and not a true flood light.
Throws a lot of light but falls short of the coverage of a regular flood light. All at a very high price.
March 27, 2013