This is my second bulb. I've tried the 2700K and the 3000K versions. I love them both but prefer the 2700K. Like some of the other reviewers, I've hated the CRI 90's and below that took over hotel rooms and other spaces in the last few years. Those LED's literally made me feel sad and annoyed at the same time. The 95 CRIs from Waveform are just wonderful. I'm planning to replace many of my old LEDs and incandescent bulbs. I do wish they came in higher lumen versions, but I can wait until you figure that out. Thank you, Waveform!
I’m a total lighting lunatic. I feel crazy and agitated by poor CRI and I can also sense flickering that others are immune to. I have a stockpile of various incandescents and halogens in my garage. Because I know their days are numbered, I did a lot of research and decided to order some Waveforms. I had them for a few months and just decided to finally install them in our guest house yesterday and I am honestly blown away. I have them in two lamps and they look gorgeous. Our guest house is a small studio and there are also halogen lights above the stove as well as an incandescent in a glass fixture on the ceiling. All of the different lights are completely harmonious and I never thought this day would come but toggling between the overhead incandescent and the Waveform lamp, I honestly prefer the look and feel of the Waveform light. Hallelujah! I’m so excited and looking forward to recommending these to everyone I know. I hope Waveform will develop some dimmable options as I have a lot of fixtures that need to be dimmed. In any case, thank you Waveform. This crazy lighting lady is finally happy and can start beginning to make the switch to LED. How about some 40w B10 replacements next!
For years, I've been on the hunt for a reasonably priced led bulb with a high cri and r9. I've tried Cree's high cri series but they still didn't compare to halogens or incandescent. These are much better and cost less and they come close to incandescent and halogen. I wish they offered them in more temperatures and more bulb types (I need BR40 at 2700k, some 40 watts, and some candelabras) but I'm happy I found them. I can't speak to dimmability or longevity.
I bought these bulbs to swap out the incandescent ones that I've used in my painting studio for the past year or so. Since I paint mainly at night, I need bulbs with a high CRI rating to help me see the colors in my artwork as accurately as possible. I'm very happy with these so far and will eventually get more to add more illumination to my space. Thanks!
My Mother-in-law mentioned that she wanted some additional light in her walk-in closet so I surprised her with a new fixture that used two of these fantastic bulbs. Needless to say, but I earned some valuable son-in-law points. She was very satisfied with how well she was now able to see all of her clothes.
Ok, I purchased two 6-packs of these and all arrived within a week and no damage. They all work. Light intensity and color range is great ! We already sense the better balance of color and range of reds from this bulb compared to the previous LED A19 60W bulbs we had purchased from Home Depot. These are easier on the eyes.
Light intensity is best **above** the table lamps in which they are installed. That’s because the design of the bulb blocks maybe a quarter to a third of that intensity from below the bulb. That makes it marginal for reading by older folks (who tend to require more light to read) unless the lampshade is translucent white and of a flared design that “reflects” light downward from the middle and upper portion of the bulb.
I have lamps with somewhat opaque woven cane shades that are straight cylindrical design. The older 60W LED bulbs that I used were more of a standard A19 style and emitted light evenly all around , upward and downward. These have a solid, opaque base that extends maybe a third of the way from the screw base to just below the bulbs widest diameter. That solid lower portion causes noticeably decreased illumination below the lamp.
I mention this for potential buyers to understand the effect of this bulbs design. I believe it shouldn’t be a show stopper for the majority of homeowners. Just know that the application should considered, and lampshade design can either help or hinder this bulb.
Otherwise I rate the bulb very good.
Looks like you're the only one who offers this high of an R9 value! Ate you the only one? If so, you should brag about it a little.😉
It was the only one I found. And it brings the warmth out of my newly refinished 100 year old woodwork!
I initially purchased these as I investigated more "natural" lighting, attempting to get closer to sunlight lighting for interior daytime. Upon delivery of my 6 bulbs, one seemed to have a manufacturer defect. After contacting Waveform they quickly apologized for the inconvenience and sent me a replacement! Have been plugged in for a month now and no issues. Very satisfied with my purchase.
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.