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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jbreitmun Excellent bright but soft lighting
While LEDs are still the newest and most expensive option in the lighting industry they have come leaps and bounds in the quality of light that is cast from them. I purchased 3 of these bulbs for my large pendant style hanging light I have going down to my basement floor level. I wanted something bright but not glaring and soft but not blue. I was very pleased with the amount and type of light these put out. You pay a little bit more up front but in the long run you'll save not only in electrical bills but replacing bulbs a lot less. Also there is no warmup period like CFLs and there is also no harm in switching them on and off without the proper warmup. LEDs are also more size relative to their counterpart incandescent bulbs as they don't have that large transformer base like CFLs do. Dimmable too with a dimmer switch made for LED technology.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanW Better than Incandesent
We installed a ceiling fixture over our kitchen table and bought both incandesent and this LED bulb. We found that the LED bulb was actually better. The light from this was exactly the same as the incondensent except it was not as hard on the eyes when sitting at the table under the light.
I would strongly recommend this as an alternative. Its pay back is 3 years over the incandesents and has 5 times the life expectancy. With its candle light emitter, it looks better too!
Going to get more of these for other fixtures.
December 25, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by brighteyes Unattractive in chandelier
I like the concept however in my chandelier the base of the light is exposed and looks horrible. It may look better in a light fixture where the bottom of the bulbs are hidden.
July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by trickqba It's okay, but not attractive
I bought this for use in a ceiling fan which inexplicably takes candelabra bulbs. The light output was not as good as the 15watt incandescents is replaced, possibly because of the directionality of LED lights.
That said, I placed them in a chandelier and the light was much better. The dimming was spot on without flickering or obvious 'stepping' as it was adjusted. With crystals in the chandelier, the directionality of the LED light actually added some delightful sparkle.
However, this (like all I have seen) bulb has an ugly base that is not only solid white, which is tough to hide, but is printed on in black, which calls more attention to it. Since most chandeliers I have seen uses the bulb in place of a 'flame' and are meant to be seen, this is a weakness. If they printed only on the box, or in silver or gray on the white, it would be less obvious.
All told, it is nice to have a reliable LED candelabra option, but I think adoption will be low unless the aesthetics can be worked out.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TPLmgr LEDs make great Bright Night Lights
Ditch that old night light bulb, spend less, and see the toys your child left on the floor. These are not intended to be night lights, but the base fits and the photo sensor turns them on and off. So if you have frequent guests or children/pets who leave your floors littered . . . shed a little more night light on the area.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Worth the steep price tag...
I bought 7 of these bulbs to put in window candles that have built-in photo sensors. They burn very bright but very cool (slightly warm to the touch, as opposed to incandescent bulbs that were dangerously hot). Some flickering at dusk and dawn due to the photo sensors in the candles, but a small price to pay for the conveneince of not having to turn them on and off. The price was more than I anticipated spending, but at 3.5 watts each the energy savings over their lifetime will be well worth it.
January 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don 25 watt LED bulbs
Dim! I should have purchased 40 or 60 watt equivalent. If I would have pick them up in the store I would have returned them.
July 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by quetzal good light but may need special dimmer
I tried to just use my existing dimmer with these bulbs and the dimmer turns out to be incompatible with them (flickering). To be fair, Philips lists compatible dimmers on its web site and mine was not one of the compatible ones.
So, I will try to find a dimmer that is compatible.
This is a common problem with LED bulbs; I just happen to have gotten away with using existing dimmers and this was the first time I had a problem.
So, good bulb, but be prepared that you may need to replace your dimmers to work with it.
March 19, 2013