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156 of 159 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2013
I'm replacing incandescents in my bathroom with these. They are not warm enough for my general living space, but are sufficient for the bathroom where relaxing light is less important. If you like daylight, or bright white lights, these are going to be great for you. If you want to see every detail of your face and you have lights over the mirror, these (perhaps unfortunately) work great for that too!

If you want more yellow light that is similar to incandescents, I recommend the Philips Warm White 800 Lumens 2700K. QTY 4 / Philips Ambient LED Light Bulb - Dimmable - 60 Watt Replacement - Warm White (2700K) - 800 Lumens You can dim the Philips, while the Samsung LED cannot be dimmed. The light is more natural and even fills a room better than incandescents.
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168 of 177 people found the following review helpful
I purchased 10 of these to replace incandescent and CFL lights in my basement and other parts of the home. Although I actually ordered the "Daylight White" bulbs, Amazon sent me the "Warm White" ones by mistake. And I'm glad they did as the Warm White bulbs are definitely less blue-ish than the Daylight ones, and more like incandescent bulbs in color. The color of the bulb is slightly whiter than incandescent but still pleasant-looking (not too stark), and the brightness seems about comparable with a 50-60 watt incandescent bulb with appreciably less electricity usage. If the bulbs would last as long as their warranty period (or longer), I'd rate them a 4 or 5 star product.

But less than 2 months after purchase, the first of the 10 bulbs has failed. It has only been used a few hours per week and now it simply won't turn on. "Lighting Ever" (the manufacturer) says they have a 3 year warranty on the bulb so I contacted them via their web site, and was told to fill out a form on Amazon for replacement. I did that and the seller (Neon Mart) sent me a replacement, but it was a Daylight White bulb, not Warm White. To be fair, Neon Mart sent me an exact replacement bulb for what was ordered, even though it was not what I received. They said they could only send me Daylight White bulbs because that's what appeared on the Amazon order. So I contacted Amazon and they issued me a full refund for the purchase price of the bulb (gotta love Amazon!).

Having one of the bulbs fail so early has me worried. I know it's a fairly small sample size (only 10 bulbs) but now I'm wondering how long the rest will last. The only way a bulb is worth $10 (to me) is if it saves money on electricity, looks good *and* lasts a long time. This bulb has the first two covered, but longevity is now a question mark. I will monitor the other bulbs and will update this review if/when any of the other bulbs fail.

By the way, I expect to get some "not helpful" votes from the manufacturer, the seller, or their shills, so please counter these with "helpful" votes if you want this review to stay relevant and featured.

UPDATES:

(3/25/2014): It has been about a year and another of the original 10 bulbs is now flickering instead of staying lit solid. So that's a 20% failure rate after a year. I have contacted the seller about getting the bulb replaced under warranty and they said that they do not expect to have stock for quite a while so they refunded my purchase price. While this is very good service, I'd prefer to have bulbs that work properly. I have ordered a few of the newer Philips 11-watt A19 LED bulbs, for about $1 more as well as Philips 10.5-watt Slim Style Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb, Soft White. These are both brighter and are dimmable. I've only had them about 2 weeks, but so far so good.
(3/30/14): Poof. There goes another one. 3 out of 10 down (30%) after 13 months. I should note that the fixtures these are in are solid (one is brand new) and we have not seen any issues with our electricity service. And other LED, CFL and incandescent bulbs have not suffered premature failure in our home.
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73 of 77 people found the following review helpful
Lighting Ever 7W White LED bulb

These are cool white LED bulbs, with a rated color temperature of 6000K (replicates the color of sunlight). The power consumption is rated at 7W, and the light output is listed as 630 lumens on the box. As we all know, LED lighting is very directional so it is typically aimed at a certain direction versus CFL or incandescent which spreads out. Therefore, there is a white aspherical lens/diffuser on this A19 bulb that helps spread it out, but it is still rather directional. My Kill A Watt confirmed the power consumption to be 7.1W.

These are generally recommended for recessed lighting, although I am using a pair of these in my bathroom which has a vertical light fixture aimed straight down. I will be straightforward. I LOVE the 4000K-6500K color temperature spectrum. The first time I flicked these on in the bathroom, I thought I suddenly had a new skylight because it felt like the sun was right over my head. The cool white also has much better color reproduction, in other words, it reflects the true colors of objects and skin. The warm lighting hides everything.

I absolutely despise the "warm" light from incandescents (2700K) or halogen (3200K) for a number of reasons. The human eye is designed to receive light most effectively between 4000k-5000K, anything above 6500K starts to run into diminishing returns and looks more purple. Car headlamps used to be dingy yellow (2700K) and then halogens were about 3200K. The earliest HIDs were 4000-4300K which looks more white. The latest HIDs and LED headlights on cars are in the 5000K-6000K range and are FAR more effective in lighting. I see that there is still a lot of people that demand warm LEDs for their homes and I am bewildered as to why they want that inferior lighting other than aesthetics.

Studies have shown that cool white lighting (such as the 4000k-6000K color temperature of sunlight) can reduce Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). I've used cool white CFLs in my house for well over a year and prefer it over warm lighting. The cool white doesn't hurt my eyes, and I always feel like I am sitting under the sun.

These LED bulbs easily cut the energy consumption by half when compared to CFLs. Doing some math, just using these for a year would result in savings that offset the cost of the LED bulbs, which is very nice. These do produce some heat, but LEDs produce heat on the emitter side and not at the light source or diffuser. In other words, the heatsink gets very hot so watch your hands. LEDs technically work better when cold, but I actually worked on LED headlights for the automotive market and we found that LED headlights produced more light output when they were heated up but not necessarily overheated. In arctic environments, the light output was actually less.

Overall: 5/5 stars, I wanted to buy more of these but they're out of stock. I'd like to see more light output and the cool white (6000K) color temperature is perfect. I despise warm white (anything below 4000K).

UPDATE: 29 AUG 2013
These LED bulbs are still working after several months. I noticed that bugs are not attracted to the light like they are towards CFLs and incandescents/halogens.
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58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2012
After my CFL light bulbs all started to die, I really did not want to go back to an incandescent bulb. Too much energy. This was the best deal I found on the internet for price of LED bulbs. I have placed these in fixtures over the bathroom mirrors, and they are immensely bright! Perfect for makeup! And they light up the entire bathroom! I also used one to replace a bulb in my ceiling fan. They are much brighter than the CFL's, in my opinion, and cost less to operate! Great investment!

This is my second time purchasing from this supplier, and I highly recommend them. The packaging for the shipment was excellent. Bulbs were individually boxed in retail cardboard and each protected in a thin layer of bubblewrap. The extra space in the box was taken up by 100% recyclable "air bubble" packaging. Well done! I will continue to buy from this supplier. Thanks!
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59 of 68 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
I am delighted to replace CFBs (compact florescent bulbs) with LEDs!!! No more mercury and cool bulbs to the touch. What great technology.

I prefer the higher-end CRI (color rating index) bulbs, because I don't like yellow light and I love white light. So make sure you look at the bulb description to see if it says warm white (yellow light) or daylight (whiter) or cool white (whiter).
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2013
Update - After using the bulbs for two weeks, one of the three I bought stopped working. Amazon has a good return policy, but I had to pay for shipping back to Amazon, which I am not very happy about. I would not buy these.

Original Review -

I waited a while before jumping on the LED bandwagon because the technology was still new and the price was prohibitive. I finally decided to try these bulbs, and replaced 3 CFL's in one lighting fixture. I am happy to report that I am very pleased with the look, feel, and lighting provided by these bulbs, and will be ordering more to replace the lights I use often.

I had a chance to e-mail the manufacturer and they were always prompt in replying to my questions. I believe I found a quality product, backed by a good company, and a very good price point.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2013
The vendor indicate the expected life of this bulb would be 30,000 hours. This LED bulb was delivered and installed on July 2. It failed after approximately total 10 hours of use on 8/28. I now find I cannot return it as apparently there is only had a thirty day warranty (not defined anywhere where I can find it on the Amazon website).

I would not waste my money. This replaced an 60 watt incandescent bulb that had lasted years.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
If you are considering these for your home be careful as they are extremely bright and give off light that is similar in color to a fluorescent bulb. Unfortunately my wife didn't like the temperature of the light and so we're buying the Philips 409904/423343. I'll be taking these out of the ceiling fan and installing them in closets and other locations where their bright light will be advantageous but not overbearing.

The big difference between the two is obvious - the Samsung lights are 1/2 the price but the light is harsh. The Philips (which we also own) are double the cost but give off a light that is similar in temp to that of a 60W incandescent.

In short, good product, not sure you would want it for your main living spaces.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2013
this LED worked great for the precious few minutes it worked. It ended with a loud pop. An electrical engineer friend said that they have had problems with overheating capacitors.... either way this left me stuck in the woods with a crank powered lantern. I would not buy this brand again. I would research thoroughly before buying any LED bulb.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2013
I like the idea of energy saving light bulbs. However, this bulb stopped working after just a few days. Poor quality bulb in my opinion.
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