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.
I bought a six pack of these to use in my bathroom. The color was perfect but the short life has left me disappointed! I used 3 of the six with 3 for spares. I am down to 2 of the original 6 and now have mismatched bulbs. As you can imagine a bath light does not get a lot of on time and these did not give the thousands of hours promised.
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.
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.
*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 bought a 6 pack of these a little less than a year ago, and by now 3 of them have died. I am using them a lot more than 3 hours a day, but I still got substantially less than the rated 14,000 hours of usage on 50% of the pack, and I would be surprised if those other 3 weren't replaced within the next year.
I like the idea of LED lights and these are good, clean lighting, but they definitely do not have the longevity that incandescent did.
I'm having what I hope is an odd problem with these bulbs. The bulb won't stay lit when screwed into the lamp hand tight, and only works after backing the bulb off a whole turn. I thought it was the lamp itself so I tried the bulbs in 5 different lamps and had the same issue in every lamp. It's obviously not the kind of problem that makes sense, but it's a issue nonetheless and for that reason I wouldn't buy these bulbs again.
These seem like cheap bulbs. I just used the first one out of the pack and I’m not impressed. The bulb it replaced was a Phillips. The amazon bulb is the same wattage and color but the globe on the bulb is substantially larger. It’s size it to the point that it protrudes out of the glass globe on my ceiling fan.
Now as of this moment the amazon bulb is on and heating up it is putting off an odor.
In short I’ve bought many Amazon Basics products before and this is the first one I’m disappointed with. I would not buy these bulbs again.
313 days ago on Saturday 7/21/2018, I received a 6-Pack of AmazonBasics 60-watt-equivalent, daylight (5000°K), non-dimmable, A19 LED light bulbs. I installed 5 of them immediately and kept 1 in the box for a spare.
2 of the bulbs went into an indoor light fixture mounted on the wall in my home's hallway, which holds the 2 bulbs in an upright side-by-side configuration separated by about 4 inches between the 2 bulbs. When I turned the light on this morning, Thursday 5/30/2019, I immediately noticed that the light was not as bright as it was yesterday, but both bulbs were on and seemed to be equally bright. Later today, I shut the light off for an hour or 2. When I turned it back on, only 1 bulb was working.
In fairness, it should be acknowledged that this hallway light is on for an average of 16 hours per day, so I probably got a good 5,000 hours of light in 313 days from the burned-out bulb. However, that is less than the advertised life expectancy of 15,000 hours.
Maybe I got a lemon because the other 4 installed bulbs are still giving off good light. However, when the burned-out bulb was replaced with my 1 spare, I can clearly see that the 313-day-old bulb that is 4 inches away is not as bright as the new one even though I cleaned dust off the old bulb with a paper towel dampened with Windex. Yet, the 2 bulbs are emitting light that is the same daylight color, which is good.
Before ordering more bulbs, I will wait to see how long it takes for another 1 to burn out. Hopefully, Amazon will allow me to update this review at that time.
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On 6/25/2019, the second AmazonBasics 60-watt-equivalent, daylight (5000°K), non-dimmable, A19 LED light bulb has also burned out in my two-bulb hallway fixture, just like the other one. For this second bulb, burnout took 339 days instead of 313 days. Assuming an average daily utilization of 16 hours, my best estimate is that the second bulb provided 5,400 hours of lighting, not the advertised 15,000 hours. Between the two bulbs, their average life was only about 35% of 15,000 hours.
Furthermore, the second bulb had dimmed noticeably over its short 11-month life compared to the first burned-out bulb's identical but new replacement. I can only assume that the first bulb had also dimmed, but I didn't know it because both bulbs dimmed gradually at about the same rate.
The bottom line: I regret to conclude that these AmazonBasics bulbs do not live up to Amazon's claims of brightness & longevity.