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
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.
Waste of money. 2 of the 6 bulbs burned out within days. If they were more reliable, I'd be able to give a much better review, since I think the price is reasonable and I like the color. But a 33% defect rate within a few days is unacceptable.
First time trying LED bulbs. I put these in a 4 light ceiling fan in the living room. I was a little worried at first that LEDs would be too directional but that's not an issue, living room lights up great. I ordered soft white cause I was concerned the Daylight would be too blue for me, but these are a little too much on the yellow side compared to the CFL Bright White bulbs I had in previously. Two hours later and bulbs are just warm to the touch. I just ordered more of these same bulbs in the Daylight to see which I like best. I think I'm going to convert all bulbs in the house to LED now.
Edit: Just got the 100 watt bulbs Here is where they can be improved. The only color options for these bulbs (both 60 watt and 100 watt) is either Soft White and Daylight. There needs to be one in the middle, a Bright White. For me the 60 watts bulbs I got in Soft White were too much on the yellow side. The 100 watt bulbs I got were Daylight and they are too much on the blue side for me. It's either 2700 K or 5000 K. There needs to be one in the 3500-4000 K range, which is perfect light for me. I just ordered some 60 watt bulbs from Amazon (different brand) in 4000 K. I hope these will be just right.
3 of the 6 lightbulbs burned out the first few days of installing them into a light fixture. The fixtures generally take up to a 100w bulb, so not sure what happened. I ended up replacing them with a brand-name bulb, and those are still going strong. I don't plan to buy these again. Terrible waste of money for a very straightforward item.
*updated 8/19* After dealing with some flickering from the Amazon bulbs and attempting adjustments, some bulbs cannot establish a tight/flush connection with light fixtures around our home and no longer work properly.
Been somewhat pleased with these bulbs, mainly due to the price point, but I have noticed all varieties of AmazonBasics LED bulbs are very sensitive and flicker quite a bit in the fixtures they are installed in, especially right after they are turned in. I had an electrician diagnose the flickering around the house, and it was determined to only happen in fixtures with the Amazon bulbs.
I got a 6-pack of the 60-watt equivalent "soft white" (2700K) bulbs. The light is great (nice "normal light bulb" color, comes on quickly, etc.), but the first bulb burned out after only 11 months. Some other reviewers have also reported similar problems. LEDs are supposed to last longer than that. Still, the other bulbs are fine (for now) and I liked them enough that I might try buying one more pack.
UPDATE: more of the bulbs are burning out. Although the light is nice, I think LED bulbs should last longer than this. They're not cheaper than incandescents if you have to replace them as often! Downgraded to 2 stars.
I placed 5 of these dimmable led bulbs in my dining room light. The bulbs produced very little light, as if the dimmer was set at the lowest setting. When I only had 1 of the led bulbs in the light, I was able to bring it to full brightness. It seems that if you use more than one of these bulbs in a fixture such as a chandelier, the bulbs will remain at the lowest brightness setting. This made them unusable so I sent them back for refund.
I have been using the CFL bulbs, and they last quite a while. I decided to try these and see how they were. My porch bulb burnt out and I put this 60 watt bulb in, instead of the 60 watt CFL. Wow, a lot brighter, and I can see the driveway now. Before, I just saw my good sized porch. I have the type light fixture that is on at dusk, and off at dawn. Helps me find my house on this dark country road at night. Helps my friends find my house too. Now when someone drives up, they can find their way to the porch easier. I think I need to get some 40 watt ones to use in the house though. That porch light is way too bright to have in my living room and bedrooms. I like the idea of using smaller usage bulbs for my entire house. Definitely hooked on these for my porch though.
I have had a stock pile of CFL lighting that has slowly been diminishing as they burn out so I have began replacing them with these LED bulbs. The color output of these are very clean and don't cause eye strain that I didn't realize the CFLs I have been using caused. The added bonus of no warm up time like a CFL makes them a good choice for rooms where lights are turned on then back off within a short amount of time like a bathroom, pantry, or closet. Instead of waiting for my remaining CFL bulbs to burn out, I went ahead and just replaced them all with these LED bulbs.
I bought a 6-pack of these Amazon Basic LED bulbs in March, 3 have already burnt out. The first happened within 2 weeks and I thought it was a fluke, the second happened in November and this morning (January) we lost a 3rd. All in different locations of the house. I have NEVER had LED bulbs burn out like this. Their lifespan should be years, now weeks/months. I will never be buying these again.