Really like the light these bulbs put out!
Have been using them for a little while now and I can tell the difference in the red spectrum when looking at them next to the old led bulbs.
I'm a bit of an aficionado of modern household lighting technologies. I study the labels on the light bulb packages at the store sometimes. I have used more lamps than I have worn out. First the compact CFLs and higher CRI fluorescent tubes, then the led bulbs as they came along. I'm happy to see that LED prices have come way down. Now that California is pushing higher quality, there are a lot of 90 CRI bulbs at Home Depot. I'm not happy that they have killed off "enhanced" types such as GE Reveal. I like the purple, de-yellowing effect.
Finding out that no one will ship Reveal bulbs to me led to an internet search and I stumbled into Waveform Lighting.
I tried the Ultra High CRI 3000K 800 lumen bulbs. I'm quite delighted with them.
Still, I wish there was a purpled version. I know it lowers CRI but I like that effect. I used to use the purpled incandescents, regular and then halogen.
Meanwhile, being such a snob, I guess I'll have to buy any new bulbs from Waveform.
Backed up by good photometric documentation / data -- & good performance...
My only complaint is that the LUMEN output (while CLEARLY STATED as specified) in the literature -- is (really) TOO LOW for what I would like to see / want...
I am using Lutron Caseta dimmers throughout my home... Ergo, HIGH LUMEN output is DESIRABLE (even up to 200-250w+ equivalent) -- since I then can achieve GREAT FLEXIBILITY in my lighting designs -- via using DIMMING -- to get whatever I want -- at ANY point in time -- & in any 'scene'... The HIGH CRI 95+ is (always) GREAT for providing 'FULL-SPECTRUM' -- great color-rendering -- & making colors / scenes / objects COME ALIVE...
One day, these guys (I'm speaking generally) are going to (simultaneously) provide: HIGH CRI; HIGH LUMENS & ADJUSTABLE COLOR-TEMPERATURE; etc -- in a (wide) variety of lamps... THEN, you can have your own 'STAGE' -- & CONTROL everything via IOT / programs / scenes / schedules / AI / etc. -- & make your home / store / office / etc. to be like a professional stage/movie/theater set...
Some of my lights arrived damaged upon shipment, but I contacted waveform and they immediately sent out new ones! These one will work for years to come fingers crossed! Thanks guys.
So much nicer light than the Cree bulbs I had previously. The High CRI really matters. I will definitely be buying more, very happy.
The light quality for these bulbs is excellent. I put them over my bathroom mirror and the color is much better than my previous high-CRI bulbs.
These led bulbs seem to be much more like incandescent than anything I've seen.
I ordered a 3000k bulb to try these out and am not disappointed. Colors pop more than any household LED light I've used.
I'm definitely ordering more of these for everywhere that wattage and form factor line up with what I need. I would love to see more wattage options.
Bought these for the high CRI rating and was not disappointed. My experience with LED lighting is mostly flashlights and have become a tint/CRI addict snob. The 4,000k is a great pure white light. I like it best in the dinning room and kitchen. It does give a slight pale look in a bathroom.
I love the 3,000k for everything else. The 3,000k is not the brightest light out there but is wonderful for the “pop” that it gives to colors. The 3,000k is my favorite non flashlight LED light. This is the closest to a high output incandescent color and CRI that you can get in a house LED. Soft light without being too yellow.