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.
These lightbulbs are a perfect replacement for incandescent and CFL bulbs. Unlike the spiral CFL bulbs, these lights are LED, and not only don't heat up as much, but they fir into lamps that use the clamps to go over the top of the lightbulbs, which also makes them a perfect replacement for energy-eating incandescent bulbs. Being LEDs, they have a much longer life than incandescent lightbulbs. Also, being LEDs, they are not a hazardous waste once they are depleted, as the CFLs, which contain poisonous gases, are.
The bulbs I received are soft white, but are actually slightly more toward the white end of the spectrum, although not the blue-white that I find the daylight bulbs to be. I used them as a replacement in my bathroom lighting fixtures. I find that the light is mostly soft, but crisp, and makes it easier for me to see when applying makeup as I do not have the shadows that I used to have previously. They also turn on to full brightness, unlike the CFL bulbs, which need to warm up first.
I really like these bulbs, and while they are not dimmable, they work well in the situation for which I use them.
The AmazonBasics 100 Watt Daylight Bulbs are fantastically bright, turn on immediately (no flickers or warm up periods), and bring the energy bills down. In terms of lighting, these are very "white" lights - it took some time to get used to these bulbs as I'm used to the warmer, more yellow, colored lights. If you're not a fan of fluorescent, that's the color that these bulbs lean towards. With that in mind, these lights make things much more "true to color", which is helpful if you're a crafter. I found these lights easier for me to distinguish thread colors when I cross stitch. This is completely a preference thing, but I personally like the warmer bulbs more - but for the savings and the brightness these put out, I can live with the cooler color tinge. Overall, great bulbs if you like a cooler light.
I love the light that these bulbs produce. It is much brighter for my small apartment that only has one 3 bulb ceiling overhead light. Now I do not have to worry about having or getting up to turn on multiple lamps whenever I need sufficient light. The price is affordable and they should last years being the LED technology. I've heard the story about how these LED type bulbs never get too hot as to where you can't touch them. So I had to test this. I literally had these bulbs on for at least 3 hours and when I remembered what I wanted to do, I got up and cautiously touched each bulb. To my astonishment, THE BULBS WERE BARELY WARM! I could actually grab the whole bulb in my hand and leave it there WITHOUT ANY PAIN OR DISCOMFORT! I suggest trying this experiment if you've never had LED bulbs. Oh and you are saving energy and your electric bill by switching out for LED bulbs!
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.
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.
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.
I cannot comment on how long these will last but so far, 2 months, they are working rather well. I purchased a box of the daylight and installed 4 of them in my living room ceiling fan fixture, which is about 13 feet in the air. My living room ceiling is a little over 20 feet high. With all 4 daylight bulbs installed my living room is feels like a hospital. The daylight bulbs are a lot more blue than expected. But my original soft white LED bulbs are too yellow. So, at the moment I'm running a staggered temp setup, 2ea daylight and 2ea soft white and my living room is the correct temp I like it. Not sleepy soft white, nor workshop blue. Since my ceiling fan is so high up, I don't really notice the diff bulbs all that much unless I look up at it. I wish there was a mid-range temp bulb.
I bought the 75 watt for my parents home. We had gotten them the 60 , which work great in the bathrooms, but they needed more light in the lamps so I got these for the lamps. So much safer ! Cool to the touch and we removed old 75 watt and 100 watt bulbs that were so hot one socket above jenn- aire actually had burnt wiring. .. Out with those hot bulbs for them. these come in natural, cool, and bright white from other companies also. Viribright guarantees 5 yrs on the bulb. We are now re packing some to send back that have 1/2 way burned out ! :( We will see how these do.