- Product Dimensions: 13 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm ; 363 g
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Item model number: 420554
- ASIN: B0081QKDNE
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Jan. 23 2013
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,229 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Philips 420554 13-watt Br30 Led Indoor Flood Light Bulb, Dimmable
- LED bulbs last up to 5 times longer than fluorescent bulbs and far longer than typical halogen bulbs
- Energy Saving LED Bulbs do not cause heat build-up and are more durable on getting damaged
- LED SAVE you MONEY - using 50 - 80% less energy, also LED have no UV, mercury or thermal radiation
- Philips BR30 LED Bulb. 13W, 120V, Flood FL
- Base: E26 Medium Screw, Color Temp: 2700K, Rated Life (Hrs): , Luminus Flux (LM):
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Light color & output @ full dimmer brightness:
GE Miser 65W: 2600 Kelvin, 6.4EV @ 1 meter distance
Philips 13W: 2550 K, 5.9EV
Feit 13W: 2700 K, 5.6EV
Light color & output @ dimmer dialed about ½ way:
GE Miser 65W: 2250 Kelvin, 4.2EV @ 1 meter distance
Philips 13W: 2500 K, 4.1EV
Feit 13W: 2700 K, 4.1EV
The deal with this is that centerline light output measurement does not give you a real idea of the total light output... the angle on the Philips is the most narrow, next is the GE Miser and the widest is the Feit. The Feit is wide to the point where it illuminates the sides of the fixture can.
These all match size to each other within a millimeter or two.
The Feit makes a small hum when dimmed down below halfway. I don't detect any sound from the Philips. One of my numerous tungsten bulbs also makes a small hum when dimmed low, but the rest are quiet.
The old 65W has the best asthetics.... Maybe because it's what we are all used to, but maybe the red color at low light is desirable. It also has a good angle of fill such that it doesn't illuminate the recessed can but distributes light across the bulb front well. Although the color of the Philips is a tad nicer than the Feit, the Philips also projects light from a more synthetic front disk surface. None have any annoying hot-spot glare. The Philips has a teeny power-on delay and the Feit power-on delay is a little bit longer but still maybe ½-second. As others have noted, the LED bulbs dim low but not ultra-low like the tungsten.
The hum of the Feit is probably a deal killer. I'll probably go with the Philips 13W BR30 420554.
They are very good color for LEDs and the dimming quality is good. They are not quite as warm as incandescent bulbs, but at 2700K it is better than the bulbs that list 3000K and say "warm". Most listed as 3000K are "cool" white in my opinion.
These lights are also a bit brighter than the traditional bulbs I replaced and will not dim as low (nor dim as low as other brands of LED I have tried). Consider how often you have your lights on the LOWEST dimmer setting and if the answer is not often, then these will be fine. If you don't dim your lights to less than 25% often ... you will have no problems.
They are not nearly as heavy as some of the brands and make me think they are less likely to warp or damage the inside of the cans over 10+ year life.
Lastly, these have the traditional long neck of the flood lights. Some available, particularly the Lightkiwi brand, are the short neck version and not suitable for most recessed lighting I have encountered.
LEDs will not, of course, work as photographic lighting where precise color balance is required because of the discontinuous spectrum that is characteristic of all quantum devices (just the laws of physics). These Philips units dim down to a relatively low level for LEDs but not, of course, anywhere near the dimness levels that are possible with tungsten lamps. The color temperature does not shift towards the red as the units are dimmed, as they would do if they were tungsten. These limitations are characteristic of all LED lamps and are unavoidable.
Phillips has perfected the packaging of this unit in a way that does away with the finned (ribbed) chassis that every other manufacturer seems to need. If this design is less capable of dissipating heat, because of the lack of fins, and the LED emitters run hotter than other brands, this will reduce the life of the units compared to other manufacturers' products.
I have accumulated 2,640 hours on one of these lamps -- mounted in a ceiling can-type fixture -- and it is still running at the same brightness level as when it was new, as actually measured with a cine style photometer. It also dims just as well as when it was new.
These bulbs dim pretty well. All of my lights are on a control 4 home automation system that turns all my lights on and off by dimming quickly and it's worked fine with the LED's. They do dim at a little different rate than the incandescents but when they are all LED's it won't be noticable anymore. They don't dim as low as the incandescents but it's still pretty good. I wouldn't use them in my home theater where the lights are often dimmed really low, but for the kitchen they are great.
Finally, I measured the temperature of the lights with an infrared thermometer and the the incandescents were about 220F in the can, and the LED's were only about 110F, so I anticipate a substantial improvement in the heat output considering I'm replacing a total of fourteen 65 watt bulbs in that kitchen/livingroom/dining area with LED's.