These bulbs were surprisingly better than the comparable GE 60 watt LED bulbs (we compared them side by side). These have a medium A19 base and give off an axial dispersion of light whereas the GE has a darkened top and only emit the brightest light in a radial pattern. Unfortunately, there's SO much confusion concerning these newer LED bulbs that virtually no one can make a logical choice of which one to buy simply by reading the descriptions on the boxes. The ironic thing is LED bulbs are VERY capable of doing some amazing things like being directional or being used where only low wattage bulbs giving off minimal heat could only be used. For some reason, LED bulb manufacturers are either trying to confuse the general public or none of them have the wherewithal to communicate with others a standard that makes sense for everyone. This bulb is a perfect example; it says "daylight" and "soft white" on the box. I don't know about you, but to me , a color temperature of Daylight cannot be soft! Daylight bulbs are commonly anything but "soft". And BTW... these GV LED bulbs are difussed but are in NO WAY soft. They throw a lot of light for 11 watts and stay totally cool to the touch. Anyway, my suggestion is for all of you (especially lighting contractors) that are interested can write to Phillips, GE, Sylvania and all the others and ask them when they will be coming out with a universal standard so everyone will will be on the same page, OR, we can just allow them to continue making it difficult for us to make logical bulb choices. Looks like we need to force this.
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