The Philips LED has a color rendering index (CRI) score of 81, which is pretty average. A higher score up in the 80s or 90s would mean that it was better at making colors look their best. Like most LEDs, you can see that it really struggles with red.
The Philips 60W Equivalent LED retails for $15 at Home Depot, though you might be able to find it a few bucks cheaper on Amazon, or if you live in a region that offers rebates for Energy Star-certified lights. There are other solid bulbs that cost a bit less, but we think this one's worth it if you're looking for a light that'll play nicely with a dimmer switch.
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