Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 170
Rated 2 out of 5Â by jsdetwiler Not a Good Fit
This new LED bulb produces warm, bright light.
However, this product is described as being A19 size by both Philips and Home Depot. It is actually more like an A22, which means it will not fit in all fixtures. A19 is 2-3/8" but this bulb is closer to 2-3/4" at its widest point.
Also, read the fine print: The manufacturer says that these must not be used in any completely enclosed fixture. All our ceiling fixtures are enclosed glass globes. These bulbs cannot safely be used in those locations. Disappointing.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dascon Great Bulb!
I've been using LEDs for a couple of years and appreciate when a bulb comes onto the market that is lower in price and performs as well as the CREE bulbs I've been using. (FYI-CREE is a leading manufacturer of LED bulbs.)
When I compare this bulb to the CREE there are only three advantages but, enough to cause me to switch.
1) The flat design makes it easy to store and transport. (I perform facility maintenance and I USED TO change a lot of bulbs :) ).
2) The bulb is light.
3) As of this review, It costs 10% less then the CREE.
At 800 lumens it emits as much light as the typical incandescent bulb.
As with most LED bulbs it generates about 50% of the heat of an incandescent bulb. I measured the heat at 108 degrees vs. 206 degrees of an 60w incandescent bulb I used to compare.
In response to several other reviews I wish to offer some rebuttal:
I've never heard the "buzzing".
While I agree that the manufacturer states the bulb is not suitable for entirely enclosed fixtures; please note that I measured the operating temperature of this bulb at 108F, the CREE bulb at 109F and an incandescent at 206F. Having said that, further note that heat is very harmful to electronics. Therefore, being place inside of a globe may reduce the life of the bulb. My opinion: I would replace any 60W incandescent bulb with this bulb.
I've used some of these bulbs with a "dual-bright" motion sensor. Even though the illumination is reduced on the "dim" setting, the change is insignificant.
Another benefit of LED bulbs: LEDs are not as susceptible to the temperature swings like incandescent. Think about how often you change your incandescent outdoor lights....
May 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Nancy Bright light
Have not used this type of bulb before now. It is bright and, thank heaven, it does not look like a coil. One problem is, they cannot be used in an enclosed fixture such as a ceiling fixture with a tight fitting globe. More is the pity.
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by HandyAl Super mixed feelings about this bulb
I am an electrical engineer and I love LED technologies. I'm always excited to see the latest and greatest from all the different companies. I feel that this bulb is fairly inferior to it's competitors. I love the way this bulb looks, and that it is super lightweight, and gives a very incandescent true 2700K color temperature. Everything about this bulb is amazing except for the buzzing sound it makes while it is on. I'm not sure how this bulb make it through testing and on to production because the noise it makes is terrible. Some people say I just have super sensitive ears... but hey other reviewers have made this same point so it is not just me or that I got one bad bulb. There must be a FET or something that Phillips has used to lower the voltage for the LEDs that is a super cheap part or something because this bulb vibrates a lot... causing that hum noise that it so awfully makes! Okay so that being said... sometimes the hum is less noticeable. Different light fixtures will dampen this noisy bulb better than others. I hear the buzzing less when the bulb is in a long goose-neck type lamp. I hear the buzzing the most in a plain ceramic bulb base fixture. Some table lamps dampen the vibration buzzing more than others. All in all this bulb may work for some people... those who don't mind buzzing bulbs, or those who place them in fixtures that dampen the buzzing. They also are not rated for enclosed fixtures (They would get too hot and cause damage to the bulb or even fire). Very cool design, very terrible testing and engineering. I say stick with Cree bulbs because they are better engineered and don't make noise and can be placed in an enclosed fixture... even though that little dark spot on the tip is annoying.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BennyDee Efficient, simple design
Draws 9 watts as measured by my power angel. Nice, incandescent style color temperature. A wonderful replacement.
August 12, 2014