Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 80
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ParrisLee bought - buzzed - returned
I have a couple versions of the 65W LED BR30 bulbs that Philips has created, as their color is great and far more efficient than incandescent. I purchased these thinking they would be the same quality as the previous ones (the silver ring is on the prior versions - this one is NOT what is pictured, it has a white ring and much cheaper construction). I received them, and put two in - the buzz is audible up to 15 feet away. If the environment is noisy, or the bulbs up high, it might be fine. For me, it is in my home office and kitchen. It was beyond what I could work in - I returned the bulbs.
I don't recommend these unless, as I mention, the environment is noisy or the bulb up high so you won't hear the buzzing.
September 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Energynerd Great except for the annoying buzzing on 50% of the bulbs purchased
I agree with the review that said to buy twice as many as you need. I bought 16 and 8 of them had the annoying buzz. The light output is solid, probably above what they stated. The color is great; but man, that buzz is unbearable.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by terp4life Perfect Warm Color. Low Watts. Low Price!
Just got these bulbs installed in my recessed lighting in my kitchen and they exceed expectations. Replaced 4 of our 5 lights and my wife didn't even notice a difference.
- lumens 650 (old bulb 620, so a tad brighter too)
- perfect warm 2700k color (looks just like incandescent, just tad brighter)
- only 9.5watts compared to 65watts! (even better than phillips other 13.5w br30 led bulb)
- price! $15 each is at this time the cheapest you can find for a brand like phillips! (other br30 bulbs are $30 each)
- cannot be dimmed (this is not a con for me, in our kitchen we never have a need to dim the lights)
So if you compare this to the phillips 13.5w br30 bulb that is dimmable. You are paying basically double the price $30 each for that dim feature and those bulbs have 4 extra watts as well.
April 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jher85339 before 390 watts used now only 63 watts
same color and light output as incandescent 65 watts light bulbs I bought 6 for my kitchen 2 months ago and all the led bulbs works fine, if you don't need dimmable bulbs those will work good for you.
March 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JMB91 Buzz.......
Produce nice light, but of the 3 I have installed so far, 2 buzz audibly. This is just on a regular circuit, not dimmable. Not overwhelming, but enough to be annoying. I am going to relocate the bulbs to a less traveled area, but won't be purchasing any more of these.
March 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dude Nice bulb, buzzes constantly
Bulbs were installed into recessed kitchen lighting. Bulbs emit a constant buzzing noise, which after some further research, seems to be a common complaint with these bulbs.
These bulbs are similar to the Hue versions, but without the dimming ability and colors, however it seems that these bulbs are a lower quality than the others. The buzzing noise is a downside, only time will tell how long these bulbs will last and if the energy savings is worth the noise.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goinggreen Extremely Pleased
Replaced six 65w incandescent power hogs with these energy-efficient LED's that sip just 17% of the wattage, are actually brighter, turn on with no delay, and reduce our "footprint.". Because they run cooler, they might also trim our summer cooling bill. Their lower power consumption will help us stay out of the most costly billing tiers too. With an estimated payback period of 1.5 years, a 5-year warranty, and a rated 22,500-hour bulb life, this was an easy decision - highly recommended.
April 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chuckles Let Down
I bought three of these and one pack of the Eco Smart 9w br30s. The Eco Smart are cheaper, use less watts, give off better light, and are dimmable. The Philips one has 6 year warranty which is a year longer than the Ecos, but the Philips lights have quality issues. In each box I ordered, there were one or two lights that buzzed. This isn't using a dimmer, just a permanent buzz. It's not annoying loud, and I can't hear it over any other noise, but when my house is quiet it is very easy to notice. Given that these were more expensive than the Ecos, I'm considering returning them. To be fair, the Philips are still a good value compared to the rest of the completion. They are good bulbs, just not on the level of the Ecos so there is no reason to buy these if you're already shopping at Home Depot.
May 29, 2013