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Rated 4 out of 5Â by dixonaw Pretty good if you can find one
I recently bought one of these when the price dropped around 35%, in April 2013. Previously I bought Home Depot's equivalent EcoSmart bulb, 406027, 950 lumens, 3k degrees Kelvin, PAR30. I have 4 of those and the one Philips I refer to here, all in my kitchen recessed ceiling fixtures. It's really hard to tell them apart, and of course I've had them all less than a year so it is again hard to speak to performance issues in the long-term. 3000 degrees Kelvin exhibits a slightly cool rendition but is a lot better than higher color temperatures. If there had been a 2400 degree bulb, I would have opted for that. My solution/workaround was to take some amber-colored theater lighting gels, cut them up into small triangles and tape them directly to the lens of the bulb (covering the whole lens didn't work for me). To my spouse's delight the color is much closer to the incandescent spots she had been using before. I am happy so far, but if I might be critical, 950 lumens is not the same as a 90-watt incandescent. It is much closer to a 65-watt like the ones we replaced. This kind of skewed information is wide spread over the entire LED home market. That, and the high prices for this technology keep people scratching their heads. Fortunately now there are next-generation bulbs from Philips and Cree that now cost 30-50% less than "old generation" in March, so if a better understanding of color and lumens equivalence could be better explained and with real accuracy, maybe the customer will develop confidence in purchasing LEDs. Home Depot has been great to carry both brands and is decent in exchanging them if you are disappointed. Hopefully Ecosmart bulbs will be out with lower pricing as well. Otherwise the reduction in electricity usage is born out in my electric bill - my kitchen is now using 86 watts instead of 325 watts. Most of my house is now LED or CFL. So, I recommend these bulbs if they're still available at reduced pricing, and replacing all the incandescents in your house with either technology or a combination as I have. Good luck on your lighting quest.
May 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ms0415 Great lamps
Great lamps, love the dimming capability. I use it for jewelry photography, works great!
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Wood The color given off is great
we placed six of these new LEDs in our kitchen area. we were replacing 90w indoor flood light bulbs. The lighting really seems to bring out the colors in our granite countertop. Obviously we are excitted by the energy savings as well. We live in the Houston area, so it is also nice to not have the heat given off by the old bulbs for us to have to deal with.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EdInNH Amazing amount of light from 18W
I am amazed at the bright light produced by these bulbs.
They are still new so I can't comment on lifespan but if they live up to predictions I will not need to wory about replacements in my lifetime.
The only negative is price. I would still buy these and the price is falling.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TNguy Fast shipping and amazing bright
Shipping is fast. It is bright. Avoid looking direct to light due to its brightness. Got it on sale for $20. Planning buy four more when regular light went out.
April 22, 2014