Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 77
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bing Best LED lighting to date
I bought these for the kitchen and they have not disappointed. I also have them on a dimmer without any problems. I previously used a dimming halogen bulb but that had a short delay upon power on and the light refracted on certain objects with a rainbow type effect. It also takes a minute or two reach full brightness. Needless to say, I wasn't that happy.
This LED does not have any of the issues mentioned above. I applaud Phillips on these bulbs. It dims without an issue, has no delay upon power on and is instantly bright. I would like to mention only one small con. If you plan on using this bulb for dimming(like in a movie room), the lowest setting is still pretty bright. This is because the LED runs on such low power that even the lowest dim setting will still be significantly brighter than an incandescents light output. With all of that said though, I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this with the information provided.
December 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tertz29 Great LED flood lamps
These are Philips flood lamps. Philips is the leader in LED bulb technology and these are terrific flood lamps. They are long shafted so they'll fit in any fixture. They come with a good reflector lens that truly makes it a flood lamp unlike some LED floods that provide a narrow, distinct beam. These bulbs dim well have a nice color light. We are very pleased with the product.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomj 13-WATT (65-WATT) BR30 SOFT WHITE (2700K) INDOOR DIMMABLE LED FLOOD LIGHT BULB (4-PACK) (E)*
These LEDs perform excellent ! Get a Lutron LED/CFL dimmer that can be adjusted with the turn of a dial to adjust to a lower level or stop blinking. The dial is on the dimmer itself and is covered when the face plate is on. Good bye to compact fluorescents.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scott Best LED on the market
Purchased 3 cases of the Philips 13-Watt BR30 indoor soft white light bulbs. Installed them in my kitchen and bedroom. Originally purchased a different LED brand, but the bulbs "hummed" when they were dimmed, took awhile before they turned on, and didn't dim down to a sufficiently low level. These bulbs don't hum, dim beautifully, provide a pleasant hue of light, and turn on imediately. I am purchasing two more cases today.
By the way, Amazon has this same light individually priced at $66.16 per bulb!
The only negative I have read, and I agree with is the packaging is difficult to open. Watch the sharp plastic.
If you are looking for LED for your canned indoor lights, this is the one to get!
October 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AtlantaHomeOwner 100% Replacement for 65W Indoor Floods!
Purchased one to test in our kitchen for color, brightness, etc. No significant difference noted when compared to the other bulbs in the room, other than a very short (maybe half second or less) delay when initial turned on. Passed the wife test, which is very demanding, and purchased a 4 pack to replace existing bulbs as they burn out. Then will buy another pack to finish the room. Packaging is difficult to open as noted by some other reviewers. Only reason not 5 star on value is LED still pricey and will only prove worth it if they last as long as they claim.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oceanside Great LED bulb
Installed 4 of these in recessed light cans in my kitchen. The brightness, color rendering and wide-angle are excellent. The light quality is better than many of the incandescent bulbs in my house. I will use these to replace other BR30s in my house as lightbulbs burn out or when the price drops further.
These replaced a set of CFLs installed 4 years ago. The CFLs took minutes to reach full brightness and the light output degraded over time.
November 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chipk Very Pleased
Used these bulbs in out new kitchen can lights, nice looking and good output. Standard 8' ceilings and we spaced them out at about 42".
May 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by None LED bulbs that are ready for primetime
I replaced 5 65w incandescent flood lights with these. The short delay that exists when you turn them on isn't noticeable if all of the lights are the same. It is noticeable if you have a mixed group of bulbs.
In a recessed can housing, you'd have to be looking for it to notice that the bulb is not an incandescent, and can probably only tell if it is turned off.
It puts out noticeably more light than a 65w incandescent bulb. I plan on adding a dimmer to these lights.
As soon as they can drive down the price, these are a game changer for the lighting market. Right now they're more of a novelty than a practical purchase.
October 12, 2012