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.
Leave a comment if you have any questions and I can either take some photos or give more details.
This was a good quick and easy upgrade from the CFL's that were previously installed. Each LED bulb was about 5 watts less then the one it replaced so there was about 33% reduction in energy use.
We found no single brand bulb and brightness worked for us and needed to buy several different types. I'll go into that below.
The biggest show stopper for some of these bulbs is if you want the bulb to be dimable. Make sure you plan ahead and get dimable bulbs. Non-dimable LED bulbs will not work properly when you try and dim them.
In my photo you can see; Left LED bulb; Phillips 450 lumen soft white (40w) bright, but not too bright. Middle LED bulb; Phillips 800 lumen soft white (60w) a lot of light, warmer feel. Right LED bulb; LE 810 lumen warm white (60w) more light, colder feel.
This should give you a decent comparison between the different bulbs and what their level of brightness is.
The Phillips bulbs are slightly shorter then normal bulbs so unlike the LE we were able to replace some of the shorter CFL's in smaller light fixtures without having to buy dedicated short bulbs again.
We chose the 450 lumen 40w replacement LED bulbs for exposed bulb fixtures like ceiling fans so they are not painful if you look at one. This also went in the "powder room" bathroom. This did not put out enough light for a bedside lamp. It felt too dim. No more blinding effect when looking up at the ceiling fan in the living room!
Some lamps and room ceiling lights got the LE warm whites where the bulbs needed a little more output to get through the frosted glass. The walk in closet was one of those spots.
Kitchen lights and upstairs bathrooms got the Philips soft white bulbs where a less "cold" light then the LE was needed but still brighter light for recipe reading, food prep, getting ready etc would be wanted. We also put this bulb in the bed side lamps for a brighter but warmer feeling.
I am slowly replacing all the bulbs in my house with bright white daylight bulbs. I love the look, and it makes it feel like a brand new house. These are A19 bulbs that fit in a standard base light. They burn bright and cool to the touch. I absolutely love the look it gives the house. I was wanting to paint all the walls because they were looking a little yellow, but I realized that was just the tint of my lights. It's amazing what a different it makes. Great product.
Next step is finding some to replace all my recessed lights in the kitchen and bathrooms. Hoping this will save a little money on the power bill as well! I would recommend. (Excuse the mess in my den, it was laundry day!!)
These lights are absolutely blinding to look directly at lol. I wouldn't use them in open casings in main areas, but they're great in lamps and hallways and bathrooms. Obviously can also make you look like a model.
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!.