Philips 60W Replacement WarmGlow LED (clear glass)

The Good The WarmGlow LED is bright and efficient, and it performs well on dimmer switches. Dim it down low and the color temperature of the light will fall from yellow to orange, mimicking an old-school incandescent.

The Bad The faux-filament build casts ugly, shadowy streaks within the bulb's pool of light -- making it a bad pick to put under a lampshade.

The Bottom Line Fake filament bulbs like this one are a nostalgic novelty, but the WarmGlow LED is a decent choice if that's the aesthetic you're going for.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Value 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.0 Overall

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Old-school cool from the vintage-style Philips WarmGlow LED

Low-cost, high-efficiency LED light bulbs are now more norm than exception in your local lighting aisle, and that means manufacturers are starting to get creative in order to stand out. One good example: the "WarmGlow" line of dimmable LEDs from Philips. Dim each one's brightness, and the color temperature will fall with it, changing from a bright, yellowy 2,700 K to an orange, candle-like glow.

It's a subtle effect that's intended to mimic the color of an old-school incandescent filament, so it only made sense for Philips to trot the feature out in a bulb with an old-school design. That bulb, the clear glass version of the Philips 60W Replacement WarmGlow LED, sells in a two-pack at Home Depot stores for a little less than $12.

A price of $6 per bulb is basically the average going rate for a dimmable 60-watt replacement LED these days, so you're not paying a premium for that WarmGlow dimming. Even if WarmGlow leaves you cold, the bulb's specs are solid enough to make the bulb a good value in its own right.

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