Philips AmbientLED Energy saving indoor flood light 046677414962 10W MR16 Soft White; Dimmable
very bright, but too directional
tried 3 different models from Home Depot. This one appears to be a newer model, and we tried what I'm guessing is last year's Philips model, a 5.5w 300 lumens LED. This 10w model was obviously brighter, but was extremely directional. The 5.5w 300 lumens model did a better job of spreading light, which is what we needed when replacing our kitchen lights. If you're using a lamp with a very narrow focus, this unit should work well for you. If you want a broader flood style coverage, look elsewhere. I'm busy searching home depot's for vanishing stock of the previous model...
8 October 2012
Specs on website and PDF are wrong? Product is 12 Volt, not 120 Volt
Bought the light at a major depot for home improvement. Packaging and the code on the light itself say 12 Volt operation. This website and the PDF file say 120 Volt operation. I'll try it in a couple of hours on a 12 Volt system; if it's really 120 Volts, there won't be damage but it won't light. It's probably 12 Volts, but you may be losing sales because of the inconsistent documentation: 12 or 120 Volts?
The packaging refers me to this website to find out about dimmer compatibility. I've been looking for several minutes but haven't found any such information. Please make it more visible. I would like to know if the product is compatible with "electronic low voltage transformers" dimmed with a conventional (phase-chop) dimmer.
5 July 2012
BEST LED LAMP Y HAVE EVER SEEN
I am changing all my MR 16 halogen lamps to MR16 led lamps and the light did not change. Tha only thing that change was my energy costs.
15 March 2012
The best solution to power-hogging halogen and incadescent bulbs
I needed something that used less power than the three, MR16 20W halogen bulbs that I use over my bed when reading. I also needed something that was a bit cooler and was dimmable. I do use other LEDs in various fixtures throughout my house, but these are special.
Not only do they produce some really crisp, clean bright light, whose intensity can be changed through dimming, but they stay cooler because they have small fans in them! No kidding!
The installation was easy. They dim well enough for LEDs. I thought there was some small sound coming from them, but dismissed it as the dimming slider switch. It turned out that the noise was coming from the bulbs. It was a fan in each of the bulbs that helps to cool them. I also saw some dust blowing around, which helped to give them away. However, they are NOT loud enough to be annoying, luckily.
I have found the solution to replacing old, high-energy wasting bulbs.
Thank you Philips
6 March 2012