Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by deadshift Nice, a little blue
A little pricier than I'd like. And I think Philips is overstating it a little when they say it's a 50w equivalent. But it's nearly as bright, only slightly narrower beam. It's not as pretty as the halogen bulbs as there is no backlight to illuminate the frosted glass shrouds. They dim nicely, but the blue becomes stark blue compared to halogen when dimmed, as the halogen turns almost orange, the LED remains "bright white." I may be using LED in the summer and Halogen in the winter.
March 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BurnedOut 2 of 5 failed after 11 months
I purchased 5 of these for a kitchen track light. While the lights are very nice, they don't hold up to the lifespan claim of 22 years. 2 of my 5 bulbs burned out in less than a year. They come with a warranty guarantee, but no information regarding who to contact to submit a claim. After reaching out to Philips on their corporate website twice requesting warrant support and receiving no response, I'll never use this brand bulb again.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Warnekid Excellent product, very bright
Performance better than expected. Very bright and is significantly cooler than halogen. They are so bright our cats sit in the brightest spot of light on the carpet 8' from bulb seeking the small amount of heat projected. The beam seems tighter that the halogen flood and has great color - I notice a slight "blueing" effect at the outermost edges of the spot that may be pronounced due to a very white carpet. I should have tried the 35W version of this bulb in our ceiling fixture first because it seems too bright undimmed. A proper dimmer for these seems to be ~$90.
December 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bibio Poor
The bulb is way too expensive for 300 lumens.It DOES NOT replace 50w halogen,since the halogen 50w is app
430-500 lumens,depends on the manufacturer.Second the beam angle is only like 15-20 degree,and the halogen is app
40 degree.Lumens are measured by meter,so if the led was
40 degree it will give out no more than 200 lumens per meter,which is less than half of the halogen bulb.The color of the led is also like 3300k,and the halogen is like 2800k,which also makes a BIG difference.The higher color temperature gives more brightness.For example same wattage bulb in 6500k is 30% brighter than 2800k.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by glkkk Good quality, bright light, doesn't put off a lot of heat, bit cumbersome to install, pricey
Put ten of these in my mother's kitchen in exhange of halogen. They put off a lot less heat and are very bright. They were a bit awkward to install with the prong design. She has been very happy with them. As with all LED bulb, they are costly.
March 31, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Expensive and not a very wide beam
the hardest part in installing these was getting them out of the packaging.
The color is whiter, and slightly bluer than the halogens - I can live with that.
The beam spread is hardly a flood. Maybe a medium flood.
They don't seem to get the same intensity of light where I need it.
These are in a track, on the ceiling, and aimed at a reading chair, they don't deliver the same intensity.
I realize, LED is the way things are going, and that's OK, I suppose it's like comparing incandescent bulbs to Gas Light, it's just different.
It wouldn't both me as much if they weren't $30 a pop.
Yes, the quality seems good for what they are (we'll know better in 22.8 years).
but, compared to halogens, the value isn't there.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DanTheDad Let there be light!
I love these bulbs. I was replacing some halogen bulbs that were quite expensive AND used a lot of energy so I made the leap to LED. I'm glad I did. These bulbs have a very nice color, not too cool, but not warm and yellow. They are silent (no buzz) which is something I was worried about. I installed them with a Lutron LED dimmer and the range from barely visible in the dark room to very bright is smooth and allows for many lighting moods. If you are considering a bulb in this socket type, you will not be disappointed by these.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marthavivo MR 16 GU 10 Base LED Flood Light Bulb
Energy efficient and reasonable price.
Will not expel heat
January 3, 2015