bulbs are great!
I’m not sure how to capture how dissatisfied I’ve been with the majority of LED lighting available in the US. Most LEDs flicker and and spectrum is poor. Unfortunately I’m one of those who can see flicker others can’t and, even when I can’t see flicker I can sense it with poor quality lamps. For me it can trigger migraine auras and nauseated feelings—no joke. So far with these lamps, no problems, and these aren’t even the Zero flicker bulbs. The 3000k light is pleasing yet crisp and is even adequate for task lighting. I have one mounted in a can above my basement workbench sandwiched between two incandescents and I haven’t sensed any issues. I plan to outfit the entire basement, about a dozen or more cans, then we’ll really see how they perform. These start fast, not dim at first like a CFL. The color temp is quite nice. Warm enough, limited blue, good balance. I read a review complaining about the yellow, not a problem for my indoor living application. I look forward to testing a few of the commercial products soon for medical building use. If you are picky like me, this may be a good choice. Be patient. Shipping took longer than I expected and I’m hoping the wait continues to be worth it. I’m happy I discovered Waveform.
I wanted high CRI bulbs to replace my contractor provided LED bulbs so I got these. While unscrewing the old bulbs I got cut multiple times from rough edges. The quality of these Waveform bulbs could be immediately felt. It was heavier and no sharp / rough edges. Also the light beam cast by these Waveform bulbs are much wider than the old bulbs. You could see a shadow around the old ones but the Waveforms are uniformly lit.
I got a set of Waveform Lighting's Ultra High CRI BR30 lamps for home and residential in the 3000K color temperature. I was really impressed by the specifications of these lamps, and they did not disappoint. These lamps are excellent in terms of quality and color rendering. I have them in living room and bedroom recessed housings and they match my preferences well. When I first installed them, the existing dimmers were a Lutron CTCL-153P and some cheap-o model. Both retained a little more light output than I would have expected when fully dimmed, but still acceptable. No audible hum or buzz or visible flicker with the Lutron. There was some buzz with the cheap-o dimmer. I replaced both dimmers with the Lutron SELV-300P electronic low-voltage (ELV) / trailing edge / reverse phase dimmer and the performance is solid. They still only dim down to about the same level as before when fully dimmed, but the dimming range is smooth and there is no audible hum or buzz or visible flicker at any point in the dimming range.
Side note: I have the Waveform Lighting Ultra High CRI A19 5W LED filament bulb for home and residential in the 3000K color temperature in an adjacent room, and the color is consistent across these lamp types.
I care about both energy efficiency and light quality, and I research and choose my LEDs carefully since they last such a long time. These lamps have a rare combination of high end performance characteristics. I am happy with the decision to get these lamps and certainly recommend them to anyone looking for LEDs with these performance characteristics.
I have been tracking the LED market for years and testing various so called high quality LED lamps looking for true high quality LED lamps and have finally found them. As a test, I replaced my existing 82 CRI 2700K LED lights in my kitchen with Waveforms 2700K 95 CRI lamps as my previous LEDs had a grey component that muted everything in my kitchen. As my cabinets are clear coated birds eye maple, any imperfect lighting takes away from the beauty of the wood. I have also experimented with 90+ and 92 CRI LEDs and they dont compare to the quality of these lights. The lights produce a color spectrum unmatched by any other LED I have tried. If you have a high end home, there is no better option on the market.
I should also point out that I worked as a lighting engineer for NASA developing high powered LED modules for many years and have unmatched knowledge in the field of lighting.
These look nice but more yellow than other brands of 2700k br30 bulbs. Trying the 3000k soon yo see if a better fit for my kitchen. Also you need a trailing edge dimmer to get rid of the buzz.