Comparing the brightness of Philips LEDs

From left to right, here's Philips' 60W, 75W, and 100W replacement LED bulbs. Bright, brighter, brightest.

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Stepping up to a 75W replacement

Here's a closer look at Philips' 60W and 75W replacements. The 60-watt replacement puts out 830 lumens, while the 75W replacement puts out 1,220. Both glow at a soft white color temperature of 2,700 K.

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A bigger step

And here's the Philips 60W replacement LED compared with the Philips 100W replacement LED. With 1,680 lumens from the 100W, the difference in brightness is much more noticeable.

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A worthy replacement?

On the left, a Philips 60W incandescent bulb. On the right, the Philips 75W replacement LED. Along with a longer lifespan and significant energy savings, you can expect more brightness from the LED than you can from the cheaper incandescent.

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Brighter still

If brightness is what you want, the Philips 100W replacement LED (right) will make an even more dramatic difference in place of the 60W incandescent (left).

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Compared with the Philips SlimStyle LED

Philips also offers an 800-lumen, 60W replacement SlimStyle LED (left). Here it is compared with the Philips 75W replacement LED (right).

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Switch vs. Philips

Switch offers a low-cost 60W replacement LED with a lifetime warranty. Here it is on the left compared with the Philips 75W replacement on the right.

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Philips vs. Cree

Like Philips, Cree offers a 75W replacement LED (right). It shines with 1,100 lumens, and as you can see, that's noticeably less bright than the 1,220 lumens that you'll get from the Philips 75W replacement LED (left). Both bulbs cost about $20 at Home Depot, but with Energy Star certification, the Philips bulb is eligible for rebates, bringing the price below $10 in some areas. Cree expects their bulb to be certified by Energy Star sometime in the next few months.

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The 1,680-lumen Philips 100-watt replacement LED (left) compared with a 200W incandescent bulb (right) glowing at over 3,000 lumens. You can still find bulbs like this on the shelf at many hardware stores, in spite of the ongoing incandescent phase-out.

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