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Rated 5 out of 5 by kjtx Perfect Warm Light!
Ok. You know these aren't cheap, but you won't have to replace for a looong time! I bought one of these to try, and one of the 14watt br30 900 lumens, 4100k cool white bulbs to see which looked better. The 4100 cool is exactly that, cool and blueish...not exactly warm for a home. It's very bright, so this 800 lumens with the 2700k is perfect. We have slanted ceilings, and the upper light fixtures are 12' high, while the lowers are 9' high. It is wonderful for a bustling cook's kitchen. I also put them all over the living area. The warmth is great, plus they're cheaper than the office-like blue 4100k bulbs. Get these! I'm hoping the price continues to fall before I'll need them. I've had them in my house now for a little over 8 months, used daily, and working fine! There is a slight delay, but only the person who turned on the light will notice...duh... :)
February 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abruzzo Good Value
This is a great value as the price is about 50% of the going price for this item. The only negative I see is the starting time is about 1 to 2 seconds from when you flip the switch. I have found that this is slow compared to other brands. In checking with the manufacturer they tell me they have corrected this problem in a newer version. Also the color of the light is not quite as true as halogen bulbs but this is true with all brands. Overall I would say it is worth buying this product because the price is right
May 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by andrewsh Good color, brightness, and dispersion; slight hum
I bought three of these bulbs to start replacing the 65 W Sylvania BR30 floods throughout my house -- more for the convenience of not having to replace difficult-to-reach bulbs in future than for the energy savings. I chose the 2700K color temperature because I wanted the LED bulbs to blend well with the existing incandescents, and because my wife prefers redder light. I've only installed one of these so far, in a stairway. To my eye, the LED bulb is a pretty good color match to the incandescent, but just a tad whiter. Also, brightness and angular dispersion are quite good. So far, the only downside is that I can hear a hum when standing directly under the bulb. In general, the hum is too quiet to be noticeable in my house during waking hours, but it might get annoying in a really really quiet house.
April 25, 2012