Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 29
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Even light distribution and very bright
Prior to this purchase we were using CFL lights in our kitchen and hated the time it took for those things to come up to full brightness. This became intolerable when we came home to our dark house and flip the switch on and the CFL lamps would barely glow a dim orange color and we would wait for over a minute for the light to be bright enough to safely walk around and several minutes to reach full brightness.
So I told my wife we are going to have to replace these lights with LED like we had already done in the upstairs hallway for the same reason. These for the kitchen are daylight 5,000K color temperature LED bulbs which are different than the ones we put in the hallway which were "cool white" because I wanted a nice true white light in the kitchen to see the true colors of the food and make it a safer area than if we used the yellowish color "cool white" bulbs.
As you can see in the photos these bulbs are very bright (some would say too bright - but not me) and the frosted glass does an excellent job in diffusing the light so you don't have "hot spots". In one photo you will see the sunlight outside our south-facing windows in the background and the overhead LED lights in the kitchen ceiling as a representation of just how much light these LED bulbs put out.
As with any LED light worth buying they are still pricey but that is expected of every new technology in the early years. The lights come on in a fraction of a second after flipping the switch and they are at 100% brightness from the start, unlike the CFL floodlights they replaced.
The quality of these LED bulbs seem to be better than the other brands I've seen. I highly recommend them for any place you need energy efficient true white lighting without the drawbacks of CFL or incandescent bulbs.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by toe312 Led trade out
I have five flood lights above my sink/island/fridge area, I wanted to change them out for awhile but LEDs were so pricey and I really didn't know if i'd like them so when one burned out I bought one of these 10 watt day time floods and thumbs up I liked it but it was 32 bucks so I waited till I found them on special four pack (4 for 90 bucks) to finish out that side of the kitchen. I can't really talk about price savings on energy use because I don't watt monitor that close but math says I can run these five for less then the cost of one of the 65 watt Halogen's that I was using.
I had both Halogen and LEDs running at the same time and I did notice the extra sec it takes for the LED light to turn on but if you change them all out they all come up at the same time and really its not a huge deal, once on its at 'full' power unlike CFL; another note is I picked DayLight because I light white light vs yellow and if you pick these lights please know they will look so much 'brighter' then other lights and be okay with it. I notice more finger prints and coffee splashes then ever before. Please remember these have long warranties so save needed information in case something fails and you need it replayed. Photos have diff view points of the change out. Haven't tried using the dimming features yet
November 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laxman Outstanding Light Bulbs but PRICEY
I read all the reviews on these bulbs. I really liked what I read. Heres why I purchased them.
1. They were made by Phillips
2. They are good for 5000 hours.
3. These are the "daylight" type. For us...great light quality.
As with any LED, they are pricey
For some people, they may be too bright.
Why did I buy from Home Depot?
Best price I could find.
I bought two 4 packs online. Better price but not by much.
Always remember they claim these, as well as most LED bulbs, will last for years and years BUT that is based on a usage time of 3 hrs per day. If I can get 2 - 3 years and save on electricity, I will be happy.
October 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DrPhil Too sharp and bright
It's noticeably heavier than the regular bulbs. That by itself shouldn't be much of a problem, unless the holders are weak.
I like the idea of LEDs, as saving electricity costs over its lifetime. Although I don't think you actually save money yet. I only recently bought it, so don't have a very good idea of how long it would last.
However, the key reason why I don't like this bulb and wouldn't be buying any more of these is aesthetics. The light is too bright and sharp, the light from different bulbs in a room does not blend in with each other unlike regular bulbs. That might not have been a deal breaker for me, but the Lady absolutely hated it. And I don't blame her.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GUEST Great product at a good price.
This light is rated at 22.8 years of light. Even at $20/bulb that is some good cost savings. I have slowly been replacing all the lighting in my home with LED 5000K and do not regret it. These are brighter than the 100 watt incandescent bulbs they were replacing. Probably not a good idea to install them somewhere at eye level as they are so bright. They are "instant on" but still takes another instant after flipping the switch to turn on. I have bought more since, and will buy more in the future.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rwbyrnes Good Quality LED Lightbulb, just a little too bright.
I've been using these bulbs in my living room for a little over two months. I really liked them at first because they really brighten up the room, but at the end of the day, these bulbs are just a little too bright for the living room even with dimming bulb. I don't know if I will be able to return these bulbs, but I am definitely going to replace them with the bright white (3000 K) bulbs.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tigerhot22 A++++
Instant turn on . There is no delay . Will buy again.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobM The LED FLOOD LIGHT IS GREAT NICE & BRIGHT IN THE KITCHEN!
The LED Flood Light is Great! I replaced all 6 of the old Flood Lights with the new LED Style! I use them with a dimmer switch as they are much brighter than the old 65 watt bulbs I replaced! They are also very durable as 1 fell off the kitchen counter & just bounced when it hit the Tile floor if that happened to one of the old ones I replaced I would have had shattered glass all over the floor!
June 3, 2014