Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman111 Good Start on R20 LED bulbs
Started my transition to LED bulbs in the kitchen -- probably the most cost effective place -- with two of these. I had switched from PAR-20 halogen to the cheaper R20 years ago when I could not find any CFL in this small size. Started with two of these with a decent sale price and found they are much better than either of the previous incandescent. They seem brighter and keep the same color when dimmed, unlike others. Still too expensive for the complete switch, waiting for a Good sale like I have seen on R30 LED bulbs.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillC Lighten Up!
I replaced an old ceiling fan in my office, that had four 60w lights. I installed a track-light bar, with four can lights, using four Philips50W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) R20 LED Flood Light Bulbs (E*). All four LED lamps only draw a total of 24 watts, yet provide the equivalent of of 200 watts! Because they are flood lights, the perceived light on my work surfaces was even greater than the previous 240 actual watts! The "instant-on" effect is more desirable than the slow warm up, typical of the older CFL design.
I highly recommend the Philips50W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) R20 LED Flood Light Bulb (E*)! The payback on my investment will be quick, and after that, they will begin saving me a lot of money. I have since replaced the recessed lamps in my kitchen, and great room!
February 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mchaole good replacement for incandescent
I like it because it doesn't flicker, buzz, or hum when I use the dimmer switch. I would like the beam of light to be wider, but overall I am happy with the bulbs.
February 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dekay Greenish/yellow color, but good dispersion
I've been looking for a good LED light to replace my R20s in my 4 inch cans, and have tried many. While it is "warm" compared to most LEDs, this Philips R20 LED has a nasty green-tinged yellow tone that is unattractive. It does have a wide and even light dispersion which is desirable, in contrast to most LEDs which have more of a stark and narrow angle. The prior generation Philips R20, or the Ecosmart BR20, both have a cooler but more agreeable light color.
October 23, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jake LED Flood
I have been burned by LED lighting on several occasions with respect to claimed longevity, life of the bulb. This has occurred relative to christmas lights, a swimming pool light and automotive lights dating back to 2005. Accordingly, I am not sure the claims are bonified. We'll see with this indoor application.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by starford Stunningly good flood
These new Philips floods lamps are really excellent. They are actually flood lights, not just several point sources clustered together. The light starts instantly; no 1 second delay. The frosted lens does a great job evening out the light, not just creating a hot spot.
The brightness seems much higher that the 50w equiv. rating on the box. I'm using these in ceiling pot lights at 9' off the floor and the quality, quantity and reliability of the light output are top notch. I'm standardizing on these rather than larger R30 bulbs for these reasons.
September 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GY68 Great bulbs, but be careful which dimmers to use
These new 8w bulbs are far better than the older 7w bulbs from Philips offering twice the brightness and more light dispersal. Just be careful which dimmers you use for them. I had problems using the bulbs with my home theatre electronic dimmers with IR remote capability (they would not work). I tried them with the standard slide dimmers and they work just fine. Philips has a dimmer compatibility chart on their website that you should review before you purchase a dimmer.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by McJones Great lights!!
We bought 3 of these to try in a track lighting system we have and they are great. Bright but not obnoxious. They seem well made too which is a plus. No more changing bulbs. We are going to buy 6 more for the rest of the track lighting we have. 90% of energy of incandescent bulbs is lost through heat. Waste!
December 1, 2014