I found the 3000k bulb to be an excellent replacement bulb for multiple uses that call for long lasting, clean light; kitchen, fan replacement bulbs and hall ways. This company has thorough and flexible service that stand by their products.
We bought these after I made the mistake of brining some LED bulbs home from a big box store. They flickered. They had to go! I ordered these in the 2700K color, and I was honestly on the fence then between that and 3000K, since it would be in a kitchen and in glass fixtures. After putting them in, I really wish I had ordered the 3000K color for my kitchen. No worries- I am sure I can repurpose these bulbs elsewhere in the house. Are they pricey? Yes. Are they worth it? I would say yes so far- no flickering, and if they manage to last a long time (I have had many LED's die after only 6 mo- to a year) they will pay for themselves. I'm going to hold off on making any paint color decisions until the color bulbs I want are in stock, since lighting really changes the way paint looks in a room.
We have pictures lining our hallway and placing these bulbs into the lights returned the colors to how I remembered them back in the days of filament bulbs.
As an architect and artist the color quality of LED light bulbs is important to me. These are the best I've found.
As a professional lighting designer I've been looking for a high quality LED replacement for standard tungsten lamps. I purchased the 5w clear A19 lamp. My first reaction is that the color is very very good. I installed this lamp in my bathroom to replace an older LED that was too bright and washed out color. There is hardly any noticeable flicker in this lamp and its great for skin tones. I'm going to order a few more as well as the brighter A19 options for my home. For a 40w equivalent, I would certainly recommend.
I replaced all the lights in my kitchen with the 3000k lights. When I first ordered them I was concerned they might be too warm, but the light is a bright white without being harsh or glaring. The first time I turned them on it was such a difference as everything was so much more discernible and vibrant. It makes it so easy to see what I'm doing when cutting up food, and ensuring a thorough clean up afterward.
These bulbs were my third attempt to find LED Edison bulbs that didn't buzz when they dim or have strange color tints. Waveform lighting was praised in a number of high end lighting forums and their reputation is well deserved. No only do these bulbs provide high quality light that is very easy on the eyes, they are also completely silent even when dimming. As an added bonus, they are just as bright as bulbs rated at twice the lumens. Now if Waveform lighting would add a vintage Edison bulb shape, they would be absolutely perfect for more rustic lighting fixtures. For reference, these bulbs are available in three color temps (2400K, 2700K, and 3000K) and I find that the 2700K is the best match for the LED recessed lighting fixtures in our house, even though they are rated as 3000K. I don't have a colorimeter to confirm who's right and who's wrong, so take it for what it's worth.
These bulbs are better then most bulbs you will get at majority of stores. I'm a building biologist (EMRS) in training and am very aware of all the health implications of lighting and electricity. These bulbs do have some flicker according to my lightbee flicker meter. The good news is the light looks great and more importantly it does not create any dirty electricity / EMI like many LEDs do and all CFLs do. I tested if the bulbs create DE / EMI with a Stetzer Meter, Greenwave meter, and oscilloscope (pico scope) and no increase what so ever in high frequency voltage transients. I would recommend the flicker freer option for a few more dollars but these are still great bulbs and they are cheaper.
If you value light quality over all else, these are the bulbs to go for. If you currently have the typical LED bulbs in your house from a big box store, you'll be surprised at just how much you are missing. Well worth the money!