Rated 4.1 out of 5★ by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by GaryInPleasanton Well worth a try... These are the 5th and 6th one of these that I've bought. We cant' tell the brightness difference between these and the 95 watt soft white bulbs that they replaced. Good to know they are made in the US. If these were $5 cheeper, I'd buy up a house load of these... 03/27/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by yellobes Failed After 10 Days Lasted just long enough for me to ditch my receipt. 01/22/2013
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Frizzz great Stalag 13 ambiance There are some things to be aware of when you buy LED bulbs. Firstly, the light that is worthy of the wattage rating circumscribes a small area, i.e. it is fairly directional. An incandescent is going to give light in all directions. An LED is going to give useful light in a 90 degree cone. This one is rated equivalent to 60 watts...my experience is about 45 watts in real use. If you are using these in a fixture that points down, the ceiling will have a dark, spooky look. Great for interrogations. Secondly, there is a reason they have fins. If they are inside open fixtures such as with ceiling fans, they are going to get hot...so hot that I suspect the circuit boards inside won't last the 25 year rating. You can't put them inside closed fixtures. They need air circulating and many manufacturers' websites make a point of this (but it is not on their packaging). Thirdly, the light that is cast is classified as warm or cool. This is basically how yellow or white the light is. I suggest buying the lights labeled warm. They give a substantially whiter light than incandescents but not as cool as flourescents. This all being said, I am experimenting with LED's from different manufacturers in each room of my house and I can say that these bulbs give a better dispersal than most. They get hot but not crazy hot like some others. I can't tell you if I'm satisfied until at least 10 or 15 years pass without a bulb failure. All I can tell you is that they are expensive, fixtures will have to change in the future to accommodate the heat dissipation and light dispersal, and, really, it might even change the colors you choose to paint your house. Times change. Take it or leave it. That's my approximately $850 worth. 12/17/2012
Rated 2 out of 5★ by punitenshu They forgot to tell us something important So, the light from this guy is pretty good when it's sitting inside of an enclosed ceiling fixture--the problem is that you CAN NOT put it in an enclosed fixture.The problem is that while they repeatedly mention that the bulb will overheat if you put it in an enclosed fixture--they only tell you this on their website. It doesn't say anything to about this on the package, so 3M has just wasted my time since I'll have to drag the thing back to WalMart to exhange it for a bulb that actually can be used in my kitchen fixture. 10/18/2012