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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Philips 60W Replacement LED

An efficient performer

Life expectancy

Color temperature

Non-dimmable

An LEDeal?

The newest generation of the Philips 60W Replacement LED is also the least expensive by far. Click through to see what this light's got going for it.

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The new bulb puts out over 800 lumens from a power draw of just 8.5 watts -- nearly 100 lumens per watt. That's better than the majority of its competitors.

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On the other end of the spectrum, its life expectancy is just 10,000 hours -- less than half of what you'll get from most other LEDs.

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Philips claims a yellowy color temperature of 2,700 K. When we tested the bulb out, it came in right on the money at 2,701 K.

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The Philips LED isn't rated for use with dimmer switches, so if you like to dial the light down low without flicker or buzz, you'll want to look elsewhere.

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At less than $5 per bulb, the Philips LED is one of the best LED bargains we've seen yet. Is it worth picking up? Check out our full review for the whole story.

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