Bought these bulbs because they were inexpensive for LED's, and I've usually had good experiences with Philips products (non lightbulbs, these were a first). As far as the bulb go, they look like any other brand I've used, matched the descriptions for color and brightness and all around had been happy with them for the last year that they've been installed. However, we are not even close to 10,000 hours and I've had 2 out of the 16 pack fail already, and I've only installed 8 of them so far. This is a 25% failure rate! I installed 3 bulbs into 3 separate fixtures (hanging lights), but all on the same switch. Each bulb was installed on the same day and had the exact same number of hours of use. After the first bulb failed, the second bulb (separate fixture) failed about a week and a half later. The third bulb (also separate fixture, but same switch) has not failed yet and continues to function fine. Other than this I would have given 4-5 stars, as they have worked exactly as they should and were a great price.
I think these are brighter than "60w equivalent" - these replaced all the CFL lights I had that were rated the same equivalent wattage and cover (2700k) - and these are significantly brighter - we normally keep it kind of dark in the house; not now - lol. Anyhow, these should hopefully save some money. Even went so far as to order a second set and replaced all the remaining incandescent lights that were remaining. Still have a few more slots to go before 100% LED for at least the normal bulb sizes.
Update; dropping by 2 stars due to the death rate. 10 years? More like just short of 2 and I've replaced 25% of them; and we generally keep the house kind of dark so they've not seen a lot of use. Some started flickering at around 18mo.
Also, I thought maybe I got the wrong bulbs, the 60w ones at 2700K are significantly brighter than the CFLs we were using; and quite a bit 'bluer' - noticeable mainly in the less-pasty-skin sort of way. I may opt to replace them again due to the environmental/power bill factors, but, maybe not. Depends; to that, the CFLs have proven to last longer...
I had the first one of these completely fail after 1 year and 3 months. I checked the box and it says it will last 10 years**, if you check the ** it states if used 3 hours a day, 7 days a week for 3 years. Okay I know I probably used it more than that but the 10 years is super misleading. Also, if you look at the current packaging it now says 3 hours a day, 7 days a week for 2 years. I have to believe that Phillips lowered their warranty because they know that they put out a piece of junk. Also, how the heck am I supposed to know how many hours a day I used a bulb??? I have several more of these bulbs in various fixtures and I have notice an overall loss of brightness. Let's just say I'm not going to be buying any more Phillips products!
I purchased a couple of cases of these about 2 years ago and swapped out all the incandescent bulbs in my house. Most if not all have since died and have been replaced once if not twice. As these bulbs start to reach their halfway point they lose most of their initial color and brightness. A new one placed next to one that's been in use for about 6 months doesn't even look like the same bulb. I don't recommend purchasing these. You might be saving some on energy costs, but you're wasting more of your: money replacing them, and time swapping them as they die. Also, they're mostly plastic and don't appear to be recyclable. Chances are good these will survive as trash longer than they do as working lights. Do yourself and the planet a favor and buy a better product.
Don't last any longer than regular bulbs. What's the point? I barely get a year, sometimes less out these. Bought some replacements locally at Home Depot, but even they started going dead after a few months. Called Philips, and they sent me out a few replacements, after they asked me send pictures of the receipts and boxes, but I don't hold much hope for them either.
The guy at Philips customer service actually told me it might be the electric wiring in my house that's causing the bulbs not to last. I guess the fact that the florescent bulbs last for years doesn't matter, huh? Won't be buying these ever again.
LED light bulbs are more expensive than your incandescent variety so one of the benefits you expect is that they are long lasting (up to 10,000 hrs as advertised). Around May 2017, I bought the pack of 16 and replaced all the incandescent light bulbs in my house. I bought the Philips brands because I was looking for quality. It started off okay and I had no complaints but as of Aug 2018 (14/15 months), 4 of these have burnt out (25%). That failure rate is way too high! I will add that I did submit a claim and Philips responded and replaced the light bulbs but a 25% failure rate seems high to me.
I got one bulb that was dead on arrival. I've seemed to have better luck with other LED bulb manufacturers. Philips bulbs seem to be hit and miss. Don't get me wrong, when the bulb does work they seem good. I've now just had too many that hum or buzz or just plain don't light straight out of the box. They seem to lack in the quality control department. I can't recommend any Philips bulbs for that reason.
Bought these back in 2017 and its now 2020 so i figured i could leave a review based on my experience. I thought phillips would make a quality product but one by one the bulbs burnt out. Ive had one barely glow for months now. No where near the rated lifetime hours. Ive had curly fluorescent bulbs last longer. IMO look at a different brand for longevity.
These bulbs work fine and do last a very long time. I just hate the tone of the light. It’s not warm or soft enough. I use 15 watt or 25 watt CFL’s and these aren’t even close to the warm golden tone a CFL gives off. I’m very selective on my lighting and these just are not for me. I’m using them in my garage and basement storage - utilitarian spaces.