60w, everyday plastic version. Great price. However, our commercial application (elevator cabs, on 24/7) proves this are not going to last. In 3 months, we have lost 12 out of 16 bulbs. As a comparison, the Walmart great value brand bulbs in another 2 cabs installed a year ago are still going strong.
I ordered these because I was looking to save some money long term on bulb replacement and on my electric bill in general. So I purchased these LED bulbs hoping to reach this goal. It hasn't even been a year yet and 4 out of the 16 bulbs have stopped working. This is very disappointing because these are supposed to last many years and still only worked as long as a regular light bulb. Do your research and make sure your picking the right bulbs.
These bulbs are about the cheapest you can find, which is good and bad. It's good because they're cheap and for the most part they work. Now that LED bulbs are this cheap there is really no reason for them not to completely replace almost all incandescent and CFL bulbs. But there are some warnings: these bulbs don't work well in light circuits controlled by an illuminated switch because the current draw for the little neon bulb that lights up the switch is enough to light up these bulbs to a low glow even when "off", causing an annoying and noticeable illumination at night. I've seen this problem with other LED bulbs but not to this degree. Unfortunately for me, most of my house uses illuminated switches. Based on my experience, dimmable LED bulbs seem to work better on circuits with illuminated switches. Also of note is that there is conflicting information provided about the expected lifetime of these bulbs - in some places it says 10,000 hours at 3 hrs per day, in other places it claims 30,000 hours. The usual and expected lifetime for a standard LED bulbs these days is 30,000 hours at 3 hours per day. If these bulbs start flaming out at 10K hours then instead of being cheaper they will have cost 3 times what other bulbs cost. I guess we'll see, but be aware.
You can forget about any of these bulbs lasting you 10 years, or even 5 years! I've purchased 64 of these bulbs and replaced all of the bulbs in my house that these were appropriate for. After 10 months, 17 of the 64 have failed. I expect nearly all of them to fail prior to the 3 year warranty period. I've spent the last 2 months trying to get Philips to honor their 3 year warranty and it's been hell. A few tips for those who plan on requesting warranty replacements:
1. Read all of the information below before contacting Philips.
2. They do not honor the warranty for bulbs used in fully enclosed fixtures. What does this mean? Basically, if you pointed a fan at the light from some direction, would the air from the fan hit the bulb. If yes, the enclosure has some kind of opening. If no, forget about requesting a warranty as the tiny print at the base of the bulb says not for use in enclosed fixtures. I'm serious, it's not in the product info or on the box...only in tiny print on the bulb. This is excellent for Amazon shoppers who never have the opportunity to see this until they've accepted delivery and are installing the bulbs.
3. Photograph the box that the bulbs come in. Not the 16 pack tray, but the individual box of 4 bulbs. Photos of all sides and keep them until you need them.
4. Do not try to claim replacement of more than 5 bulbs at a time. You may be requested to send them all in, which is a royal pain in the rear. If you make claims of 5 or fewer bulbs, just e-mailing photos may be sufficient.
5. Philips can be reached at 1-800-555-0050. Once they open a case, then you can e-mail them the required photos.
I buy lots of Philips products. I have many of their Hue bulbs and have not had a single failure of any of them. This particular product just seems to be very problematic. In my case, they wrote me a $29 check for replacement of 17 bulbs. I'll be spending that $29 on another brand of LED bulbs.
8 of 16 bulbs failed within a few weeks. guarantee of 3 years with 3 hour per day use, general use, not with dimmers. I put in ceiling fans, no dimmers. when failed, I called Phillips. they went thru stalling investigation, and denied claim for either new bulbs or reimbursement, saying they are not recommended for ceiling fans. NOWHERE on the box or 4 bulb package does it say this. Says for general use. Let the buyer beware!.
I purchased these bulbs February, 2017. They were installed in a open globe fan that is rarely used. Two of them have failed. When I attempted to file a warranty claim with Philips they have NO record of this bulb on their website. I understand products can fail, but offering a warranty and making it impossible to file a claim is bad business.
I leave you with this quote from Philips. "No results were found. Please try a different search."
So I've actually purchased this set of 16 bulbs twice about two months apart. We just closed on our new house and there are lots of lights to switch out to LED. So we've been taking it slowly. The first set, about 9 of the bulbs have the buzzing problem that people are talking about, the other 7 seem to be fine. Also the first set was a little cooler in color than the second set. The second set however was perfect. They had no buzzing and they were more warm yellow like expected. I even swapped out some of the older ones with the newer ones in places I wanted the warm yellow light. I'm actually going to buy a third set as there are still some straggling bulbs to be changed.
Looks like Philips is still up to their old accord the "Phoebus cartel" I installed these lights 13months ago 25% have recently failed and I do not have much hope for the rest now. I bought other LEDs at Home Depot long ago that are cycled more and on longer as night lights that I have not had one fail yet. Those shortly became unavailable or I would have a house full of them. As and Electrician I sampled many early LED lamps and trims. Out of the thousands I have installed none have failed as fast as these lamps that I chose to use in my kitchen etc... If the others had I would get constant calls from clients who are unable to change a trim etc...
Buy knowing they won't last 10years if you use them no more than the spiral florescents phillips sold us before did.
We thought to do a little experiment to test these LEDs for heat buildup and longevity so we placed one in a covered porch overhead light fixture that stays on 24/7. The fixture has a sealed screw-on heavy glass jar style cover with cage. Monitored the fixture for heat build up after 8 hrs on, then on overnight. The bulb cover itself is plastic rather than glass and does not heat up when lit. The transformer in the base however does warm up but we did not find the temp too warm to touch. Compared to a lit incandescent bulb which is untouchable at all times and for nearly 30mins after being turned off, LED bulbs are no hotter than a Starbucks paper cup, uncomfortable but not a burn hazard. We did not find our type of enclosed fixture subject to heat build up. The electrician that installed our porch light stated that the max wattage rating for a fixture is rated for hot incandescent bulbs. If you stay within the wattage rating for your fixture you won't get excessive heat build up for an enclosed light fixture so the low wattage high lumens LEDs won't be a problem. In our house, in overhead room lights and lamps they are great. Recommend "warm" white.