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Good solid LED bulb. Construction is first rate. The only issue I have is my fault. I didn't notice that I'd ordered the "daylight" type. They are really bright white. IMO too bright for use in anything that doesn't have a shade like a ceiling fan with open bulbs. If you need very bright light in an area these will get the job done. Don't get me wrong these are great bulbs but realize that they ARE a very bright white color.
In the picture you can see the Amazon bulb in the middle section of my kitchen light compared to the two "warm white" on the ends.
1.0 out of 5 starsI was initially very happy with these lights
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2017
I was initially very happy with these lights. They are nice and bright. But in less than a week they have begun to burn out!!! So disappointed. A lot of money to spend and they only last a few days. I would NOT recommend these.
I've used a couple of other brands like Phillips and Twinn and I can say without a doubt, the Amazon basics are the largest led bulb I've come across. They function identically to the other brands they are just physically bigger. In the picture I arrached the amazon bulb is on the left and a Twinn bulb is on the right. These bulbs will not fit in some of the fixtures around the house while the other brands will. If size is a concern, you may want to look into the other brands. If you don't need to worry about the size then these bulbs should work fine.
I bought the 100W replacements, can't be sure about the others but the reviews seem to suggest they are all larger than a standard incandescent that most fixtures are designed for. I have not found anywhere in my house yet that these will actually fit properly except for bare bulb type fixtures, but they usually look out of place there due to being excessively large in comparison. One of my pics shows the bulb size comparison with a standard-size LED bulb from another brand.
For those who are not coincidentally familiar with light bulb dimensions and standardization (as I was when trying to buy a bulb that popped up as a recommendation), apparently "A21" means they are inherently not the same as the traditional incandescent bulbs (or other replacements), which are typically an A19 standard.
These die fast. They're rated for 15,000 hours. I purchased 12 bulbs, six 100-watt equivalent and six 60-watt equivalent.
5 are dead. 5 out of 10 that were in use. 50% failure rate in 14 months. Even if I kept the lights on for twelve hours daily (I don't), that's fifty percent dying in 5,000 hours, one third their rated lifespan. I do not know how their "15,000 hour" lifespan is calculated, so it might just be a mean with 50% dying in a third of the time and the remainder lasting a whole lot longer.
More, this is across four different fixtures, on different circuits. These bulbs are deeply flawed.
Some more math - an incandescent bulb is roughly half the cost, with a similar lifespan. These LED bulbs purportedly draw ~14% of the current, so an 86% reduction in electricity is likely still worth spending an extra couple of dollars for LEDs. But considering the waste involved in discarding these, and it makes sense to spend a little more for an LED bulb that is more durable.
Almost all Amazon branded produces I have purchased were excellent. However, I’m sorry to say these fall short. I put them in a five-bulb chandelier, and they only flashed. They never completely came on. Same thing when used singularly in a standard lamp. I’m sure these were from a bad “batch”, but I can’t recommend them.
I bought these to replace those annoying CFL’s that take forever to “warm up” in several existing ceiling fixtures throughout my home. My first frustration started after replacing the bulb in the first fixture to find that I could not replace the globe to find that these are in fact slightly larger than other bulbs and prevents the globe from being able to secure firmly back on the fixture. After realizing my original plan wasn’t going to work for the fixtures in mind, I decided to swap out a few in my torch lamps in other rooms. ALL the bulbs stick out over the top of all three lamps looking ridiculous. Finally gave up and ended up putting them in outdoor fixtures and closets where I don’t have to glare at them angrily every time they catch my attention. Not happy about doing 3 times the amount of the work intended and STILL having to buy something else that’s going to fit the fixtures I originally intended to update.
Unfortunately I didn't use them right away as I would have returned them. Each of these light bulbs started flickering after a short period of time, some after about 30 minutes of use, others after a week. Worst light bulbs ever.
I ordered 6 of these, and can only use them in my torchieres. The base fits, but since these are a little over 5" high, compared to 4" for a standard 100 watt bulb, they're useless as replacement bulbs for most of my lamps. Now I'm looking for bulb that is normally sized, and will have to spend more money to have usable replacement bulbs on hand. This OVERSIZED characteristic should have been PROMINENTLY called out in the product description.
Our 35-year old home has old ceramic pull-string bare-bulb light holders in the garage and basement. I bought these bulbs, along with two Leviton 128-I 15-Amp 660-Watt Twin Light-Socket Adapters, for the garage fixtures. I swapped out two old 100 watt incandescents for four of these 100-watt equivalent LED bulbs. What a difference! My garage is now well-lit even in the corners, and with two bulbs instead of one on each side, shadows are much less harsh. Soft white color is great, the bulbs are instant-on, and best of all I'm saving 75% of the electricity I used to use for the two incandescents. Overall much better lighting for waxing the cars, working on mowers, and finding stuff on the garage shelves at night.
I put the remaining extra bulbs in two of the basement fixtures, and that lighting is much better as well.
Like all LED bulbs, it remains to be seen how they hold up over time. The garage is subject to temperature swings from 10 degrees F in winter to 90+ degrees F in summer, but hopefully they last close to the manufacturer's estimate.
The light bulbs work ok, but they are advertised as 100w equivalent with 1210 lumens, which is certainly not the case. They are just as bright as regular 60w ones. I have LUX measuring device for LED and it shows no difference between these "100w" light bulbs and 60w ones that I have bought earlier. I was explicitly looking for brighter lights.