Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jgrevich The best LED bulbs if you use a dimmer
I'm surprised that these are discontinued, they are by far my favorite LED bulb (I tested about 10-12 different models before landing on this one). They have the best color range, esp. when you dim them low and it changes to the 2200K LEDs and they were also the most quiet (some of the other bulbs had a bit of a buzz/hum when dimming, these do too but not close to as loud as the others).
December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StudioCrash Love it
This takes care of my one remaining gripe with LED bulbs. In a recording studio you often want to dim the lights to set a mood, but all previous LEDs, instead of helping create a warm, relaxing atmosphere, would just look dark and cold. Now these come out - problem solved. If only they were $10 each, they'd be perfect.
October 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LAJim Great lights and they dim very well.
I tested many light bulbs from all the manufacturers. I settled on these lights for my kitchen. They are awesome. The light emitted looks like traditional incandescent light. They dim very low. They are brighter than my old 65 watt lights. I removed two cans. I only have 6 lights now instead of 8. My electricity bill dropped. I am very happy with my purchase.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Divine Love these bulbs!
Perfect for ambiance, better range of dimming - love these bulbs! More like incandescent lighting.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AidanD55 Nice dimmable lights - slight noise
I read James' review, and ordered these lights. I agree with everything he said.
I actually had some other dimmable LED flood lights that I tried in the location. My wife and I agreed that the standard lights were too white/blue when they dimmed. The "regular" LED bulbs dim to this pale moonlight white sort of glow. As the name and product description state, these particular bulbs change color when they dim, to a more golden yellow/orange/sunset type glow (much like incandescent lights). When they dim, they are a lovely, warm light.
The only issue that I noticed is that these lights do have an audible hum. I'm not sure if that's a "feature" of all LED flood lights, but I noticed the noise in these. The hum is the only thing preventing me from giving these 5 stars.
However, that said, the noise isn't that much. I'm ordering more of these lights for another location.
Hope this helps you!
January 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by James Dims beautifully!
Finally, a dimmable LED flood that ACTUALLY dims in a way that is indistinguishable from an incandescent flood. The color is bright at full power, and dims to a very low and warm color on low power. I plan to replace all the bulbs in my can lights with this bulb.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bud1 Great warmth
Avoids harsh light when used at low dimming levels.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheDoctor These are absolutely the best ones on the market today
Bottom line – these are absolutely the best bulbs out there –
and I know what I'm talking about !
A little background –
I have converted my whole house to LED lighting.
I wanted good lighting, and didn't want the inefficient incandescent bulbs, though their light is great.
I did have compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, but never really liked them – I don't like their light, the fact they contain mercury, many take time to warm up, and they don't dim well.
LED's are the way to go, but the technology is still developing and many have problems – trust me, I've tried so many I can't count them. Some have poor light quality (or color rendering index, CRI), many don't dim well or very far, many flicker when you have just one in a dimming fixture and put on a light show when you get 3 to 6 on a dimmer, others hum so much they would drive you crazy – these, while expensive, have none of those problems.
The dimming properties are amazing – not only do they change color as you dim them, as do the old incandescent bulbs, but they dim REALLY far. In my main room I have 18 of these puppies – can make it bright as day in early evening, and them dim them as night comes on – and they can be dimmed so far down that I can, with all 18 on, light a single candle and that is the brightest thing in the room, almost too bright.
I think in the future there will be many good ones and the prices will come down a lot – but if you want some good bulbs today to keep for the next 20 years or so, these are the ones.
NOTE: I first ordered these from another supplier, but they sent me another Phillips BR30 – not the “DimTone” – while these others are pretty good, they don't dim as far or change colors; I sent them back – got some new ones, and still had some of the wrong bulbs in the shipment, and again sent them back. I then ordered from a different supplier and same result. I then tried Home Depot, and just ordered a couple to make sure they sent the right ones – and they did. I then placed another small order, and again they sent the right bulbs. And then I placed a third order and they got it right again! So, if you order from someone other than Home Depot, make sure you get the right bulbs ! Make sure the package says “Dimtone” on it.
March 19, 2014