Top positive review
88 people found this helpful
cost efficient non-dimming LED bulb
on December 9, 2013
This bulb works really well and is cost efficient for an LED bulb replacement.
Applications - not for use in dimmer controlled lights (per mfg packaging it is non-dimmable).
Produces brighter white than standard incandescent bulbs, like a halogen bulb, and is rated 3,000K which is still considered warm white, but not as warm (yellow) as a normal incandescent light.
Only buy "day light" 5000k bulbs if you want the light to be blue white which to most people is not attractive in home settings.
I am using this 3,000K bulb in the following locations:
Laundry room lights
Garage door opener (fits perfect due to smaller shape, and it does not cause interference with the remote like some bulbs do)
I prefer the traditional yellow white of a standard incandescent in other rooms in my home, such as den and bed rooms, so I use 2700K bulbs there.
Also, all the light comes off top and sides, but none towards base of bulb, so if used in a reading lamp, you may want to try one of Philips other styles that has a flat top and wedged sides as that directs light down much better than this lamp.
Also this appears to be a 2nd gen of this bulb as it has an "A" at the end of the part number, where my original bulbs are without the "A"
I wasn't able to tell any difference in light output or appearance between the two versions.
I have had the older non "A" version for over a year without any issues (and in locations where they are used on a timer for long periods of time)