it's a high-quality product including packing, shipping and customer service. it's definitely easier on the eyes, and colors are better, but as for the holy Grail of being similar to being outdoors, that is yet to be accomplished
These bulbs are fantastic--I did a bunch of research, and I purposely chose the 6500K for their bright white/blue-ish light that renders cool like a cloud-free sunny, snowy day. The quality and technical detail of these bulbs are excellent. They bring completely positive energy to the workspace, and colors really pop. Customer service, communication, and shipping were also all excellent experiences.
I got these for my home office since I'm spending so much time there now and these bulbs have a full spectrum and no flicker.
This is our 2nd Waveform light. It gives our two small parrots the required light. The light arrives in sturdy packaging and arrives intact.
I can't say enough about these lights. I purchased both the BR30 bulbs and T8 tubes for my art studio. My husband loved the lights so much, we placed another order for our kitchen. I'm about to place a third order of the BR30 bulbs for my art supply storage room. I keep coming back for more... I guess that says it all!
What a great difference the bulb makes for the artist. It would even be better if it was a lower profile in the socket.
The 5000K I purchased is definitely much better than the lighting I previously had in my art studio. I still don't have quite enough light in the room though perhaps because of high ceilings so I may order more bulbs or change to 6500K. I recommend the bulbs.
My wife and I are photographers setting up a new photo editing space and found this E26 bulb to be by far the most color accurate of several different bulbs we purchased for evaluation. Very clean light and dims smoothly. Excellent product -- will be purchasing more.
We just keep finding more places to use them. We had gone back to halogen due the concern of excessive blue light from most led bulbs. These have much less of the blue and more of the great red. Everything looks great under these bulbs. Glad to get back to the power savings.
I replaced most of my home lighting with the 6500k variety. They do a fantastic job of filling out the space with natural looking light. Photos and videos from the space look wonderful and can survive color correction without looking strange.
2 things I noticed that could be improved:
1) The lights make a buzzing noise when placed on dimmers. These are marked as dimmable, and they do dim, but at lower duty cycles the dimmer and light both have a buzzing noise. Not enough to be distracting in most situations though. The LED lights I replaced did not have this issue.
2) There is a noticeable delay between turning on the switch and the LED actually emitting light.