12.5W WW A67 Globe Review

General Information

ID #295
SKU 8718291754015
Series LEDbulb
Manufacturer Philips (other LEDs from Philips)
Fitting Type B22 (other B22 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 134mm
Width 65mm
Weight 133g
Warranty 2 Years
Test Date 2014-07-30
Review Notes Very bright efficient LED light. One of the few that can claim to be similar to a 75W incandescent (it is still well short of a 75W halogen however). Globe is slightly oversized, so it might not fit into all fittings. Globe doesn't dim.
Carries RCM and CE approval markings. Appears to be a new, very slightly more efficient version of Philips' 13W WW A67 Globe.
Price $16.99 (AUD) from Bunnings Warehouse on 30th of July 2014


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 12.5W 12.9W @ 244V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.74 $2.83 $14.17
Lumens 1055 lm 1032 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 84 lm/W 80 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 62 lm/$ 61 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.9 1
Color [?] Warm White, 3000K Warm White, 3020K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] Omni-Directional 161° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 81
Life 15,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 220V / 240V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 81°C @ 25°C ambient
178°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 17% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.048 0.034


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing



Distribution Graph

Angle: 161° (±80.5° 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: 17%, Index: 0.048 (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]


LEDs in this Series

Name Price Watts Lumens Efficiency Color Angle Fitting
12.5W WW A67 Globe $17 (AUD) 12.9W 1032lm 84lm/W Warm White, 3020K 161° B22


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.