13W Dimmable BR30 Flood Soft White Review

General Information

ID #263
SKU 046677421946
Series N/A
Manufacturer Philips (other LEDs from Philips)
Fitting Type E26 (other E26 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 123mm
Width 90mm
Weight 264g
Warranty 6 Years
Test Date 2014-04-30
Review Notes Claimed replacement for 65W incandescent. Marked with UL approval label. Dimming profile was very linear, tested using a Lutron Skylark CTCL-153P CFL/LED Dimmer. Light doesn't flicker, doesn't run too hot comes and with a long 6 year warranty from a reputable company. So overall a pretty good LED globe.
Price $20.97 (USD) from Home Depot on 29th of April 2014


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 13W 12.5W @ 120V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.85 $2.74 $14.17
Lumens 730 lm 648 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 56 lm/W 52 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 35 lm/$ 31 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.82 1
Color [?] Warm White, 2700K Warm White, 2702K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] Omni-Directional 91° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Yes, Leading or Trailing Edge Excellent Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 81
Life 25,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage N/A / 120V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 61°C @ 25°C ambient
142°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 2% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.002 0.034


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing


Dimming measurements

Graph notes: Dimming performance can be highly dependant on the type of dimmer, the number of lights in the circuit and other factors. Results in your house might vary. Mouse over the graph for more details. Position 10 = Not dimmed. Position 1 = Fully dimmed.



Distribution Graph

Angle: 91° (±45.5° from bottom), Maximum lux:

Graph notes: Shows the intensity of the light when viewed from different angles. Normal omni-directional globes have a fairly constant output all the way around (excepting directly above). Downlights have a narrow range at the bottom in which the light is emmited, this determines their angle.


Spectrum Graph

Representation of color spectrum

Graph notes: Shows the breakdown of the LED light into its component colors. With short wavelength ultraviolet on the left and long wavelength infrared on the right. The green line represents the relative absolute strength of the light at each frequency, while the red line represents what the typical human eye would see. The human eye is most sensitive to green light, but much less sensitive to purples and deep reds.


Flicker Graph

Graph of measured flicker

Percent: 2%, Index: 0.002 (lower is better in both cases)

Graph notes: Shows variation in light output over 1/10th of a second, with relative light output on the Y axis and time on the X Axis. Measured with a photodiode connected to an Oscilloscope. Ideally the yellow line should be flat. Low frequency high amplitude waveforms mean there is a possibility of noticeable flicker, but sensitivity to flicker varies between people. [More details about LED flicker]


Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these results, each measurement carries an inherent degree of uncertainty and error. Safety and EMC compliance of products to regional or international standards have not been verified unless noted as an ENERGY STAR® LED Lighting Facts, or SSL Quality Scheme certified product. Retailers and importers selling unmarked or unapproved electrical goods can be fined or imprisoned. Mains supplied downlights require installation by a licensed electrician.