Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by waletboy Love the lighting in the kitchen now!
Bought these to replace 6 halogen 50W bulbs that were there before in my kitchen. These LED"s are great! The other lights got so hot you couldn't even touch them. These stay much cooler! Energy consumption now is only 36 watts total compared to 300 watts before and I believe the light output is better that before! Buying them as a 2 pack online instead of singles at the store saved me money too!
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry BEST Deal of the Day purchase ever!
So far so good. I literally just got these today and had to do my comparison before and after pictures.
Obviously, it's the day of, I cannot tell you the durability/endurance of these bulbs, but we'll see. I CAN tell you what others have mentioned, I'm using mine in an overhead stove hood. It has three light settings, low, off, and High. I bought these because i didn't like using the halogens on high, as they produced TONS of heat, and in the beginning, you could smell them cooking off the chemicals in the plastic bulb fixture inside the hood. The smell is gone, but plastic is constantly getting more brittle if you expose it to heat. This will help that issue in that they DO get warm, but not burning hot like the regular GU10s. ALSO, these will last longer that me living in this house, so they should make up their cost in lifetime. I already replaced one of the original Halogens after 1 year, so i know the second was soon to go. Back to what I was saying, as others have indicated, on the LOW light setting, these DO show a sort of flicker associated with anything that is NOT incandescent or halogen. It's not too troublesome or irritating, but i can tell you, I'll probably never use the low setting anymore since high is nice and clear, uses only 6 watts, and does not get that warm.
Now, addressing any color concerns, these are a WHITE light! They are still pleasant to the eye however in the high power setting in my hood, so the brightness and whiteness does not bug me very much. I hope you can see the difference in my images uploaded. The halogen original is on the left, and the LED is on the right with the same white paper and crayon colors on both sheets.
I'll update this review if possible in the future if something negative comes out.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FixIt Like this Light.
Fine light. It is slightly shorter than others I looked at. I liked that because it hid itself better in the fixture. See pictures
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Tough duty in a GE Monogram vent hood...Hope they last!
Bought 3 LEDs for tough duty inside GE Monogram range hood--going to get lots of heat, vibration & long hours "on."
- Installed easily.
- Light color very good shining down on stainless gas rangetop with white wall tile behind.
- Dims perfectly
- White plastic ring visible on face isn't very attractive (unlike full glass lens on halogens). But who's looking up into your vent hood anyway?
- Not expecting 22.8 years, but they'd better last more than a couple years for the price.
- LOVE the energy efficiency vs. halogen
- LOVE the low heat-output vs. halogen (not burning my finger anymore fishing for the "off" button on the hood)
If they last a long time...I will love these lights!
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skiaddict Excellent bulbs. Brand name matters in LED world
I tried another cheaper unheard of brand of LED bulbs from Home Depot for my track lighting and they were terrible with flickering and fast failure within hours. These Philips bulbs are very good so far after 3 weeks with no problems whatsoever. The dimming performance is superb and is nearly as good as the halogens I replaced. I am happy with this bulbs - got them on sale finally. They are very expensive full price so at ~$12 a piece on sale these were steal.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chenevb Great bulb - better deal as a 2-pack
Light color very good for working, but a bit bluer than a normal halogen bulb.
Unlike a regular halogen, no light emission from the sides. May be a factor for some depending if bulb mounted inside a glass shade
Bulbs are expensive, so rated value as average only because of risk factor that bulb might not achieve life expectancy (had bad CFL experiences before)
As a benefit, during cooling season, bulbs geneate less heat than traditional halogen bulbs
October 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SyrNY Work as advertised
Bought four of these to replace halogen bulbs in kitchen track light fixture, partly to save energy and partly to reduce the amount of heat generated by the halogen bulbs. The bulbs fit the fixtures properly and provide slightly more light for the same lumen and a lot less heat than the halogen bulbs. The light seems whiter, which doesn't bother me, but my wife liked the warmer color of the halogens a little better.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zach Good bulb
This bulb is a perfect retrofit to the original halogen. They give off a white light. Very pleased with them so far. Got them while on sale, otherwise very expensive.
November 11, 2014