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 Zach Exactly what I wanted and needed
I bought one of these bulbs to replace a 50 watt halogen bulb in a track light, and I must say that I am quite pleased. There are many reasons I like this bulb, so I'll just list them off. 1: The light is the EXACT same color as a halogen bulb. 2: It only pulls 6 watts instead of 50. 3: The brightness is right on par with the bulb I replaced. 4: The beam spread floods light all around, very similar to halogen bulbs (instead of having a definite circle where ther is no light cast outside of). 5: They don't heat up my room. That being said, they do still generate heat on the bulb itself, but the light beam has no heat to it. 6: The size is the same as a standard halogen bulb, so there is no worry as to how the bulb will fit inside the fixtures.
After calculating the savings on just the bulbs themselves, the money savings are tremendous. Here's the break-down: This LED lasts a total hour life of 25000 hours. An average halogen bulb costs 5 dollars and lasts 3000 hours. To make the halogen bulb last the LED's 25000 hours, you need to buy 9 bulbs. So, to get the same bulb life, you need to spend 45 bucks on halogen bulbs. This doesn't even include the savings on electricity, either. It's a win-win! Savings on bulbs and utilities!
September 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amadamia Just Love it!
Replacing our extremely hot bulbs with these LED made a world of a difference!
April 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by anonymous Buyer beware. Lasted about a year.
Very disappointing to pay nearly $30 for a bulb that is supposed to last over 20 years and only lasts one. I bought 3 for use in a walk-in closet (used significantly less than 3 hours a day). Two are still working but one burned out. These are too expensive to take the chance. Won't be repurchasing until there is some sort of guarantee against defective bulbs.
If you buy these SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.
December 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Harsh light -- bright white
Bright white is much cooler tone than the soft whites I'm used to -- harsh, stark, cold, and generally unacceptable in a home. Cool white is even colder -- suitable for a garage or a business. Until LED manufacturers can bring more soft whites to the market, I will have to stay away. I bought this one because it was about the only dimmable GU10 I could find. Expensive lesson.
January 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff didn't last
these bulbs are supposed to last 22 years. Mine lasted 5-6 months,at aprice of $22.00 not a good deal. I'd be happy with 5 years.
December 30, 2014
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