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.
The bulbs ordered were excellent and provided the light needed for each circumstance. The CRI 95 is great! Will order again in the near future.
I'm a huge fan of LED lights. Most that I have tried are good but have one or two things that are annoying; a small buzz, they don't dim as nicely as I would like, the color isn't quite right. These are great. They are the first LED lights I have used that I can do anything I want with. They dim great. They don't flicker. 4000K is my color temperature sweat spot and they hit it just right. Waveform made a product that is nice and not just energy efficient. I'm going to fill my house with their lights.
Got one too use as a plant light, and it works a treat!
I installed five of the 6500 K 96 CRI bulbs(out of 6 possible) in my home office and I have noticed an improvement in my ability to focus on tasks earlier in the morning and later at night. It certainly keeps me up late too if I need to be working late, which is great if I have a tight deadline or need to work overtime. But notably you need to swap to a lower CCT and fewer bulbs if you want to maintain your circadian rhythm, which I why I didn't install all 6 of them. With the quantity that I installed for the space, which is about 13' x 16', the brightness is really great too. I don't have nearly as much sudden eye strain from going outside as I used to.
I've made multiple purchases from Waveform Lighting. My most recent is the B30 LED full spectrum bulb. I'm using the 5000K bulb for proofing photographic artwork, and the bulb lighting is beautiful. I have a spectrometer, and the light is indeed full spectrum at approximately 5000K as advertised. I've tried other brands of so called 5000K daylight lamps, and determined they were not full spectrum. That's what led me to Waveform Lighting. I would also add that customer service is excellent. They respond to my questions quickly and pleasantly.