Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 48
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DesertFox Short life
Really like the bulbs appearance, brightness and white light. Warranty says "6 years - 3hrs/day 7 days/week". Mine are in bathroom fixtures, and 2 of 6 bulbs have burned out in approx. one year. These bulbs are not even on 3hrs/day. I looked up the warranty and you have to pay to return the bulbs to Philips with receipt and proof of purchase. Wonder how many people actually pursue it.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marnite Burned out in one year!
Not happy since I bought 6 and now 1 is burnt out. Expected these to last many years instead of about 1 year. Tried to order a replacement only to find out I ordered soft white and need the daylight. Also, they are not easy to find because the shape has been discontinued. My lights show so I need to match or buy all new ones....
August 15, 2016
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 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 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by happy100 Horrible color light
The light reminds me more of a fluorescent light. I have to use a more yellow light with it to soften the look of the room. Really a terrible look. Way too harsh lighting.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mrbeta very nice light
I like these bulbs. Like everyone I wish they cost less but time will take care of that one. The light temp is nice to me. Using them in a bathroom up light, plenty of light from the 3 bulb Kichler fixture. As others have said mostly up and outward light not so much downward light. They use 12 watts of power.
Also have these in some floor lamps. Again I like them. I do turn them off an hour or so before bed time and turn on some fixtures with 2700 degree light to help me get ready to sleep.
May 13, 2014