Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dandlyin Does what it's supposed to
I was concerned that this lamp might not be bright enough for the ceiling lamp application I had planned for it. I am pleasantly surprised to find it puts out plenty of light.
It fit the socket without issues and illuminates the room as well as old bulbs I had previously installed.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TechBuck The best A19 60w equivalent LED bulb for up-lighting fixture use
I had two new 9 lamp up-lit white glass shade chandeliers for a high ceiling foyer area to decide LED bulbs for. I prefer the clean white light of the 5000 k "daylight" color temp bulbs....time to get rid of the old yellow 2700k lights. I decided to sample the LED bulb competition. I don't have a dimmer so I didn't try out that feature of the bulbs.
In the 5000w Daylight flavor, I brought home the Phillips 60w, the Cree 60w, and a Sylvania 60w from another big box store to try out and compare. I read reviews, did my homework on the details, and watched youtube reviews that measured & dissected the Phillips & Cree bulbs down to their internal components. For an up-lighting fixture application, most of the current generation of A19 LED 60w bulbs have their weakest light output in the upward direction. I thought the Phillips A19 60w LED bulb did the best job of directing a decent part of the light up toward the ceiling and out in all directions. The Cree A19 bulb outputs slightly less light at 800 Lumens (30 fewer Lumens than the 830 Lumen Phillips) and uses a LED tower of emitters... all pointing outward that omits throwing light out the very top of the bulb, actually showing a dark unlit circle on top of the Cree bulb the size of a quarter when lit. The brighter Phillips A19 LED bulb design is flat on top & uses a white translucent reflector disc there to help direct light outward and down...but still allowing light to pass through in the upward direction. Even the Sylvania A19 60w LED bulb, whose design actually parked several LED emitters at the top of the bulb didn't light the ceiling as much as the Phillips bulb. The Phillips bulb also looked more diffused & normal white when lighted than did the other A19 LED bulb designs from Cree & Sylvania. In use, the Phillips bulb body felt the coolest of the bulbs I compared...the Cree heatsink felt the hottest.
If you need an LED bulb for an up-lighting fixture or a table lamp, I'd recommend the Phillips 60w Daylight (5000k) A19 LED bulb as the best of the bunch.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by djlloyd Great Product and NO radio noise!
Finally, the perfect lamp from Philips! The lamp is highly efficient, has great neutral color rendition at 5000K and even lumen distribution. To top it all off, this lamp does NOT generate radio interference as other brands do. I bought six of these so far and intend to buy many more. Oh, did I mention, the lamp emits very little heat, another Bravo Zulu for switching regulator technology at the hand of Philips.
January 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MustangLady Very disappointed. Light already gone out after less than 6 months on a new light fixture.
I bought a case of these last year when I was remodeling the house. New light fixture and used these lights and expected them to last several years. I have not been here 6 months and one has already gone out. They are not used 24 hours a day, only at night as it is a bathroom and taking showers. So disappointed in the product. They have great output, very bright,but the life of the bulb is obviously not long for the price paid for these lamps. I will contact Phillips and hope they are good to their word. If they are, then I will remove this review. I hope Phillips stands behind their products which I feel like they will...
March 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pattibrie Did Not Last Very Long
We bought 4 of these bulbs. They are up high in recessed areas in our kitchen ceiling. The bright white helped to light up the kitchen very nicely. The package says they should last about 22 years at an average usage of 3 hrs per day. We've had these bulbs less than 4 years and one has already quit working. I did not take exact note of how long they are on each day, but I do know they are not on much more than 3 hrs per day. I like how they provide good light but gave a lower rating because I expected that they would last as long as the package described.
August 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gyun Excellent value, good quality, will use and see how long it lasts
I bought my first 5k for an overhead light. This one is slightly too white/bright, so perhaps next time if I go for Philips, I shall try more yellowish specter. Otherwise, the size, weight, speed/reaction, brightness are as promised and as reviews state.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Evertech1 Great daylight lamp!
I purchased this bulb to use in a bathroom downlight fixture. My wife immediately commented on the color of the lamp, true daylight without the traditional 'blue' of daylight LED bulbs. Her view was this quality of light is excellent to use when she applies her makeup as the colors she sees are very true. Highly recommended for this application.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alvin Best Investment you can ever make!
This daylight 5000k is very bright which makes my home lively. The total cost per bulb including purchase and usage over the manufacture estimates is $1.58 per year per bulb.
January 5, 2014