Rated 5 out of 5 by ANDREW Great Upgrade Decision
We used 11 of these to transition from fluorescent tube to recessed cans and couldn't be happier with the results. They work prefect on a LED compatible dimmer. The residual heat is next to none and the covering of each bulb is plastic so they are safe for a commercial kitchen environment with no glass that could shatter.
Further, the dramatic look that the lighting creates over fluorescent has enabled us to open up our kitchen to be visible from the dining room. The color of the light and intensity really make a commercial kitchen look like a showpiece.
January 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mvc1955 Excellent Choice
This bulb worked beautifully to replace 85w incandescent bulbs throughout our kitchen, providing warm very similar color light as the incandescent bulbs. We have bought less expensive bulbs as discount warehouse and discount hardware stores in town, however the bulbs gave a horrible color even though the packaging indicated warm white. I highly recommend this product and have reordered to change more of our existing light bulbs.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaliforniaGirl IF YOU NEED BRIGHT, THIS IS THE BULB!
Although the description said equal to 85W incandescent, I tried this 14W LED Dimmable as a replacement for my 65 watt incandescent can lights in my dressing room. MUCH TOO BRIGHT, however the color is almost 'right on' compared with my incandescents. They are also instant on, as with incandescents.
I also tried a TruDim CFL R40 2700 and 3000 in 16W Warm White, which was supposed to be equal to my 65W incandescents, and they were both glaringly bright and too white a color. They also had about a 1.5 second delay when I flipped on the switch so, in my opinion, the LED's are the only way to go. I will try 11W Dimmable LED R40's next.
Note that both these LED's and the CFL's I tried were dimmable and dimmed well, with no buzzing or fluttering.
June 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wild13 Great price compared to the box stores!
good even lighting and very dim-able.
January 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Great Price, good light output, had issues with dimmers.
I wanted to try this bulb primarily because of the price. I got 7 for a kitchen. I had a basic dimmer that did not dim the lights. The homeowner said that after a day, it became a disco! When I went back with an LED rated dimmer, it would only work on full brightness. Any change in the dimmer made it strobe. I would use these bulbs again as long as there was no dimmer involved. We will see how long they last. 1000 bulbs is always fantastic!
May 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ctbarryus Excellent replacement for BR40-65 at 2700K
I replaced 18 lights with this bulb. It is brighter and a little more white in color but if you have high ceilings it will even it out. I don't have it on a dimmer currently.
May 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by tfsinc Wonderfully bright replacement
I've got six reccan fixtures in my kitchen which we had replaced with those bad curly cfl bulbs. What they don't tell you is that it takes about 2 seconds for those bulbs to turn on, and then they are very dim for the next 60 seconds. These bright babys come on in about 1/2 second and they are nice and bright by comparison, all the while using less energy and lasting longer.
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PapaMo Looks great and provides a lot of light for 14 watts.
After mounting the bulbs in our recessed cieling fixtures and turned them on I was very pleased with this purchase. They have the look of the 65 watt incandecent floods they replaced and provide 85 watts of light for the 14 watts they use. I will be ordering more energy saving bulbs in the near future. Thanks 1000Bulbs.
March 10, 2012