Rated 5 out of 5 by Canton Incredible high-quality light
I absolutely love this bulb. We bought 18 of them. The light quality / color is identical or perhaps better than the halogens/incandescents it replaces. Truly the future of lighting. We run our par20's about 5 hours a day, which means that each of these bulbs will be saving us 87 KWh per year compared to the 60 watt incandescents these replaced.
I had an initial disappointment with the light spread/angle until I realized that 1000bulbs had accidentally shipped me the narrow spot (8 degree) instead of medium flood (25 degree) version of this bulb. The boxes are nearly identical.
1000bulbs customer service was great. They paid for return shipping, and they shipped me the correct bulbs without waiting for my RMA to arrive.
March 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by byeh The warmest light yet but with size issues
This bulb gives off warmer light than 3k bulbs for sure. Dimming works well on a 4 bulb circuit with an LED specific dimmer switch. I would have liked to have had warmer light off of these as they are still cooler than their halogen counterpart. That aside, my major concern is with the shape of the bulb. They take up more space at the base than standard halogens and noticeably stick out due to contact with the recess can baffle by about .5". Other than that minor gripe and the more expensive price, these are the best alternative to halogen par20's that I've come across.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthVan Great halogen replacement
Purchased 24 of these bulbs to install in 8 new track lighting fixtures, replacing 15-year-old fixtures. Shipping was fast with all bulbs well-protected. Was apprehensive about the light quality of LED's but these have a warm white colour and surpass the lighting quality of our previous array of 50-watt halogen bulbs. Love that our fixtures no longer throw off heat and that we won't have to change a bulb for many. many years. And of course they use way less electricity too. Yes the initial cost is a bit off-putting, but biting the bullet was definitely worth it.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CA2013 Pretty good LED flood
I'm trying these out in my home office. The light is clear and crisp but still a little cool. I personally prefer the warmer light output from the halogen bulbs that I have in the rest of the house.
LEDs will become better and less expensive over time. But these are a good first step in the right direction, and I think preferable to CFLs.
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaturnElectric Same but different
As an electrician I use a lot of bulbs and am shopping for LED replacements for halogens that will perform similarly. These have the best color and intensity match I have yet found for the price but there are still noticeable differences from halogen. The dimming ramp rates are much steeper than the halogens and the beam spread is slightly narrower. The color temperature is also more consistent through the dimming range.. Definitely a viable replacement but recommended that all be replaced simultaneously on any one dimmer or switch for the more discerning eye. Also keep in mind minimum 30 watts per dimmer for best performance.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CVHHVAC High quality, quick delivery, true color rendition.
Lamps met all of my expectations.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dkdjdkdd excellent-Toshiba quality
Excellent color, brightness and dimming.
It's in a recessed can and you can't tell it form the standard halogens except at very low dimming.
Worth the money and the wait.
December 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LEDlover Excellent color, narrow beam perfect for spot application
Except for the $$, I love the LED bulbs. The 2700k color is perfect - not stark white. If the bulb were cheaper it would be an easy 5 stars.
July 8, 2012