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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyHDCustomer Great choice
We were looking for LED bulbs for a particular often-used fixture, thinking they would be economical in the long run -- but we couldn't find anything under 40W equivalents in the stores we shopped. We found these online at Home Depot and, while they were an expensive outlay in the beginning, they're the perfect choice in terms of ambience over our kitchen island. Because the fixture is an inverted V, we also wanted something that would look good, and these do. So far so good on the durability as well!
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frxdy Best yet
I have been buying LED's since they first hit eBay. Some so poor I returned them. This 5 watt from Phillips....WOW! For the very first time an LED DOES replace a regular incandescent light bulb. A light fixture over our dining table has three bulbs. I had three CFL's in it, but was never all that happy. These LED's are perfect for this application. Plenty of light to read, do puzzles, eat. I could not ask for a better light level or color. If I did not tell someone they would think they were a regular incandescent bulb. I will never again say a word if my wife leaves the light on. 5 watts each is amazing.
The only downsides are these are not dim-able nor should they be used in an enclosed fixture.
November 3, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEDEngineer One of the best LED values.
I've purchased almost every brand / type of LED bulb for evaluation, and this one is at the top of my list. It does seem rather expensive, but at only 5 Watts, if you do the math, you'll save a lot. Although they rate this bulb as a 25W equivalent, in my opinion is is visually equivalent to a 40W bulb. I've put two lamps next to each other, one with a 40W incandescent, and one with this bulb, and can barely tell the difference. This bulb is good for bathrooms that have a multiple light fixture, like the 4 or 6 light array typically used over the sink; or for medium light in bedroom table lamps; or for 2 light fixtures such as hallway or entry lights. Light is extremely even, color is just a bit cooler than a 40W bulb, but still very warm and pleasing. Generates very little heat.
July 10, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CeeJay Great product, may be limited availability
This is a great product. They are dimmable. You might need to check your light switch to see if it is compatible with led lighting. You might pay a little more up front, however, the payoff comes with the ultra low wattage needed when compared to incandescent or CFL type bulbs. I have found that availability an be an issue if you want to buy more than one or two in the store.
December 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steveo excellent LED bulb, good price
This is a very nicely made bulb that gives a good amount of soft light. That is, it has a 2700k color (we all need to learn the numbers to properly pick our LED bulbs). That color is very soft - incandescent like - what most of us like for living rooms, bedrooms, and studys. For kitchens, bathrooms, garages, 3000-3500 is more white and intense and illuminates things better - if not more harshly.
This bulb is a good price/value for this era of LEDs, and like most all LED bulbs has a steel base screw - none of that junky aluminum that can jam in the base. I have not put them on a dimmer yet, but most LED's dim right down to off smoothly, and they keep their color. Unlike incadescents that turn orange to red as they dim. I have lots of LEDS in my house, and I like most all of the new ones - most purchased from Home Depot. I find they have the best deal and product for my home needs. They just need to carry Flourescent tube replacements!
November 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SarasotaStimpy Incredible Light
Mellow but useful. Used in light over table where we do crossword puzzles and there is no harsh glare - as with Reveal and other lights. Bought another for over the sink area. They last so long will leave them in my will.
November 29, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Frxdy 5 watt LED bulb
This is the first LED that actually does what it says. The color is very good. Once they get them down to a buck each they'll be the deal of the century!
January 3, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DoorGirl Not Dimmable!
Package states "not for use with dimmer"!
Had to return mine. It's still a good bulb, just not for this application.
October 18, 2011