Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16
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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by ForrestGumpofTN Bright, good light in my kitchen!
We can finally see better in our kitchen! A GOOD light.
February 3, 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by JWSSLO know what you are getting
I have purchased two flood light bulbs, both 120W equivalent LEDs, for comparison: this Philips Daylight (5000K) and an EcoSmart Model # ECS 38 120WE WW FL 120 TP, Bright White (3000K), to be put in my high ceiling cans 10-12 foot above the floor, to replace old 150W incandescent floods. Both of the LED bulbs are dimmable, and use 19W; they are approximately the same weight (heavy). Their performance is very different, for two reasons. 1. My most important advice is to know whether you want a 5000K light ("daylight" means ultra-white that most people would call blue compared to the normal yellow of incandescents), or a 3000K light ("bright white" very similar to what a halogen bulb would give, still whiter than incandescents which are usually considered about 2700K). The light over where my wife knits is obviously a critical one; the 5000K is too white and it hurts her eyes, whereas she finds the 3000K light acceptable. The 5000K might be fine for lighting a driveway or some other large outdoor location, but most people would not find the 5000K light to be a pleasant light. (Both Philips and EcoSmart make these floods in 3000K and 5000K.) 2. The two lights are constructed differently. The EcoSmart has the LEDs behind a diffuser that seems to broaden the light more; to me, it seems like a true flood light. As other reviewers have noted, the Philips has its LEDs in a circle but no diffuser over them, so its beam is narrower. From my 10' ceiling, I would call it a broad spot rather than a true flood. Again, depending on your needs, this might be the perfect light, but to replace my 150W floods, I wanted a broader area covered; for me, the EcoSmart is the better bulb. Both bulbs are very high quality and will save a tremendous amount of electricity, meaning money.
December 26, 2014
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by bernief 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheSicilian Package should say "Stadium Light"
My neighbor asked me when I installed my stadium lights one evening when he was walking by.
I bought two and installed them in my motion light in my front yard. These things are BUHRIGHT!
I gave an excellent overall rating because for 20watts, these things light up my driveway, the street, my neighbors driveway and house across the street and next door.
I've read a few reviews about shadows in the kitchen lighting application, I just don't see that, but again, mine are outside under my eves lighting up my driveway and front yard.
They definitely are directional and do not spread out the light throw close up, so maybe that's what's going on in the kitchen, they ARE flood lights people, and by definition, directional yet powerful.
I love them, and really like the daylight color, there's nothing better for lighting IMO. Why light anything with even the slightest yellow hue/color?
The price on the other hand is a bit outrageous and gouging for sure. LED technology and costs are actually much less than incandescent, but hopefully this will level out as the LED lights become more popular as they already are getting. I've found less expensive brands and alternatives online, but as always they usually come from china.
So if you have money to waste on great lights that are comparable to stadium lights for a fraction of the cost to operate, then these lights are awesome.
Just keep in mind, these are FLOOD LOGHTS, treat your application as such and you will not be disappointed at their performance, just the really high price.
Oh, and the review about destroying the packaging while opening, thus they would not return them..?... If you have your receipt, or even if you used a credit card they can track your purchase, and I have NEVER had any issues returning things at the depot, even without a receipt or any packaging to speak of. But next time, just take a utility knife and carefully and EASILY just slice the plastic clam shell around the light and it comes out so easily. Even scissors will cut through it and or around it.
July 22, 2014