Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Look and fit very similar to existing incandescent bulbs.
LED bulbs are taking over. And screw-in bulbs are easy to install and use. These particular bulbs have a nice shape to them that make them easier to retrofit into older existing fixtures.
I used these on some rooms that had adjustable overhead cans with eyeball directional covers. They were used to highlight a fireplace or mantel or wall bookshelf. The existing bulbs were 65W incandescent. I replaced them with these LED bulbs.
The fit was good. From the outside, they look very similar to the bulbs that were replaced.
The real test was the light color. These have a 2700K index which is good for indoor use. Don't go above 3000K for indoor use. The color was very similar but not exact to the incandescents they replaced. The light distribution was a little bit different. My old bulbs were more of a Spot-style because of the application (highlighting a room feature). These are more of a flood-style so the light spreads out more. You will notice the minor difference in the photos.
Even my spouse likes them (and usually is not into these types of changes).
Overall a good retrofit for similar incandescent bulbs.
These are not dimmable, but I don't use dimmers anyway. And with the power consumption so low, I like to leave them on a lot more now. Dimming seems unnecessary.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fuscia Good Replacement, but still a little too bright
To be far, I do have some 65 watt recess bulbs that are brighter than other brands, even though the are all 65w. I'm just some one who is really light sensitive, so when you have 4 can lights in an 8 foot ceiling, the effect can be like an interrogation. I do like the thought of using these in summer, when my regular can lights make the kitchen kinda hot, then switch back in winter to the incandescent to help keep the house warm. If they where just a little dimmer, and softer they would be perfect. There's something about the light, that's still a little harsh. To be realistic about the true savings of LEDs, 1 incandescent bulb can burn for 10 hours and only cost me 8 cents, according to my utility. But, if you have a lot of can lights, using LEDs can help keep your house cooler, and more comfortable in the summer. That's the part I'm interested in. I took the temperature of one of my can lights with an incandescent, and it was 215 degrees. I took the temp of one of these TCP lights, and it was around 90 degree. Plus, the bulb doesn't ever get too hot to touch, or start a house fire. So I like the idea of these, they just need a little more tweaking to match the warmth of incandescent. I'm wondering, since they don't get hot, if I could spray some matte spray paint over them to help make them a little softer?
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dcmikez excellent value for nice soft white lights
These are great floods. They have a wonderful soft white light and I haven't had any issues with them. They look much better than the incandescents my electrician installed and although they're 65w equivalent, they're slightly brighter than a 65w incandescent bulb.
They are not dimmable. Right now, you can't beat the value on these, but you are forced to buy six of them at a time.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stbham replacing all my floods with this one
A bit brighter than the 65 watt incandescents I am replacing with the same color quality. The best part is I can get rid of the fluorescents that took forever to warm up to full brightness. No heat so the room doesn't get too hot. 5 of these on at once use less wattage than 1 incandescent. I initially ordered 12 but am ordering 12 more before the price goes back up. Finally you don't have to yell at the kids for leaving all the lights on in the house.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeSeattle Great replacement and works with my motion sensors
Disclaimer - it says on the box these are not meant for use with photo controls electric timers or dimmers. Not sure if that means motion sensors but they work with my indoor room sensor. I did have a different LED that would not shut off using this same sensor. I was told the sensor is probably leaking electricity and since LED's use so little it was enough for the light to be visible.
The color matches the old incandescents very well. It is great to have instant full brightness. I didn't really notice how bad the CFL's were until I added a couple of these. At only 8.5 watts per bulb it is worth the cost especially if you want instant brightness and have hard to reach lights.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lights4texas Finally! An affordable, high-quality LED reflector.
I jumped on the special 6-pack pricing because of my outstanding experiences with TCP CFLs.
Some of our PAR38 and R40 units have been burning for over 7 years, while their rated life would have suggested a bit less than 3 years. CFLs do get much dimmer by that age, of course.
These R30 LED units are elegantly designed and beautifully packaged in a sturdy reclosable box, with the bulbs nestled in a custom plastic tray. I would be happy to receive it as a gift; it is that impressive.
The light quality produced by the bulbs far exceeds the mishmash of bulbs being replaced in this application and is very uniform from bulb to bulb.
These (25) bulbs will be burning 24/7 so they will save around $90 a month electric in just this application.
The only downside is that I had to adjust most of the recessed fixtures to keep the face of the new R30 "inside" the can; some people found it glaring from a side view.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToolTimeTony Economical long lasting LED Bulbs - good quality light
These LED bulbs are direct replacements for 65 Watt floods, or 15-20 Watt compact florescent floods. They burn much cooler than any other bulb type. The warm light versions that these are produce good quality light basically the same as cool white incandescent bulbs. They are as bright as a standard bulb. Instant on - no warm up period like compact florescents. Very long lasting, so ideal for hard to reach locations. The bulbs use very little energy, around 10 watts per bulb. These are non dimmable - but the 6 pack pricing is very good, and the per bulb price is certainly a great value given the typical cost of LED bulbs. Suitable for damp locations also.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by frank LED spot lights
do not get hot as spot lights, less of a fire hazard. very bright
July 15, 2014