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Brilliant in almost every application in my house,
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I did an initial bite of four of these bulbs to test in various places around my house, to see in what applications I could use them. I have a wide variety of light fixtures, so I was able to test these bulbs in a lot of different situations. Here's how they fared:
1. Bathroom lighting (sticking out of the wall above the mirror) - 4.5/5
I replaced all four of the 50 watt round incandescent bulbs that came with the house for this test. I was worried that the 180 degree luminance would be insufficient in this fixture (not lighting the wall enough), but it is surprisingly good. 3000K color is better than 2700K in my opinion; it gives a more natural appearance to my skin without coming close to appearing cold. It would be slightly better if these bulbs were omnidirectional, as you can see that the wall is slightly dimmer, but it still functions very well. Do note that they output twice as much light as a 50 watt incandescent; if you have a large number of low wattage bulbs in your scenario, this bulb may be too bright. So even though the bulb works by design in this situation, I'll be looking for one that's not as bright.
2. Kitchen: recessed down lighting - 5/5
This is where the bulbs truly excel due to their 180 degree luminance. They're superbly bright and the color is again very pleasing. With these bulbs, I can provide my kitchen with higher quality light in a larger volume while using only 36 watts instead of 260.
3. Closet: non-recessed, frost globe pointing down from ceiling - 5/5
This bulb works excellently here. The light shines strongly through the globe, just as the 65W incandescent that came before it in my house did. Toward the ceiling is slightly dimmer due to the 180 degree luminance, but it doesn't matter at all in this location.
4. Hallway: horizontal with respect to the ceiling, one bulb - 3/5
These fixtures I have mount the bulb parallel to the ceiling. The result is that this bulb, not being omnidirectional, cannot light everything, so you end up with obvious shadows in certain parts of the hall. It's still usable, as the shadowing is strongest on the ceiling, and the light spreads to the floor better, but the effect is not ideal. Unfortunately, I'll have to find another bulb for this situation.
5. Bedroom: horizontal with respect to the ceiling, two bulbs in opposite directions - 4/5
These fixtures are just like #4, but with two bulbs facing opposing directions. The bulbs work better here since you have two opposing directions of light adding up to basically 360 degrees. However, in my situation the bulbs' luminous areas don't cross, so you end up with lines of strong shadows on the ceiling. Not ideal, but it still works.
Overall, these bulbs have excellent light quality in most situations. They're a great value in lumens per dollar, and they have the lifetime warranty. Further, they have the highest efficiency I've yet seen in LEDs for my home: 100 lumens per watt (I've seen as low as a meager 45). If they'll work in your application, look no further!
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Initial post: Feb 29, 2012 7:32:06 PM PST
Kindle Customer says:
In the bedroom you should bend the mounts a little bit to get the light fields to touch or overlap. That dark zone would drive me nuts.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 7:41:22 PM PST
W. A. Wieboldt says:
Good idea! Didn't think of that.
Posted on Jul 28, 2012 8:25:29 PM PDT
Thank you so much for the detailed description of the various applications of this light!
Posted on Nov 9, 2012 6:18:13 AM PST
Wow - what a great review. Thanks for taking the time to describe the applications.
Posted on Dec 16, 2012 7:23:10 AM PST
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Posted on Apr 23, 2013 4:59:30 PM PDT
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Edvard D. Legrand says:
We at New Bethany Church in Hollywood/Dania Beach, FL would like to thank you for the details. Wow...You are amazing! After I read your review, I looked no further. We purchased them and hope to get two dozens in the near future. Once again, THANK YOU!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2013 11:58:53 AM PDT
Wendy G. says:
I think the reviewer means parallel, not horizontal. Parallel to the ceiling makes sense.
Posted on Jul 9, 2013 5:39:17 AM PDT
Nitty's Mom says:
What is the standard bulb equivalent wattage would you say? 60? 75? 100?
Posted on Jul 11, 2013 4:25:52 AM PDT
Michele McGlone says:
I am thinking of using these bulbs in a retail space. I am installing two 4 ft track light kits each with four moveable fixtures on each side of a 22' wide space. The pairs of 4' tracks will be contiguous, no space between them. So there will be 8 of these on each side of the room with about 18 feet between them. There's a decorative chandelier in the center of the almost square room. The ceilings are 9' 9" high.
I am looking for these to provide plenty of warm natural ambient light in the space which does not receive a lot of natural daylight. 5' to 6' tall shoppers must be able to see the merch. (clothing on side and center racks) without lights glaring in their eye and the colors must be true.
Reviewer (or anyone?), Can you please tell how high the ceilings in your house are and how far apart the fixtures in your bedroom are from each other? Do you think these bulbs will provide enough light at eye level and to the floor with my high ceilings? Also, since they're not halogen, can you confirm that they don't give off too much heat?
Thanks for a great review!
Posted on Jul 17, 2013 9:56:06 AM PDT
Random Customer says:
"and they have the lifetime warranty"
I take it that is what is stated somewhere on the packaging?
I could find no mention of warranty in the product description itself, only in reviews.
It would be nice if Amazon would include such basic info!