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The Best LED Light Bulbs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best universal remotes, computer speakers, and home security cameras, here we’re zeroing in on the best LED light bulbs, as reviewed on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best standard size LED light bulbs

Philips LED Non-Dimmable A19 8.5-Watt Frosted Light Bulb 800 Lumen 2700K (16 Pack)

“I love, love, love these! My whole house is like new. We had warm or soft white incandescent bulbs throughout the house, and I have been working on replacing them all with a bright white light. It feels like a brand-new space. I wanted to paint my walls before, but after getting these installed, it’s like a whole new color. I also purchased some in the 40 watt for different areas of the house, and I’ll be purchasing some flood lights for the recessed lights in the kitchen and bathroom. I will definitely be purchasing more.”

Bioluz LED 40 Watt LED Light Bulbs ECO Series Warm White 2700K (6 Pack)

“I just ordered my second box of these bulbs. The color is exactly what I’m looking for in a light bulb — I like the look of the ‘old-school’ incandescent bulbs. These match perfectly. I’m replacing all the bulbs in my house as the old ones burn out. These are fantastic — they are truly ‘instant on’ with a nice slightly yellow-color cast, they don’t get hot, they are energy efficient, and they are reasonably priced. When installed in a fixture, they look exactly like the old-school incandescent bulbs.”

TCP 60W Equivalent LED Light Bulbs Soft White 2700K (6 Pack)

“Change out all your bulbs to these! … Wow! The overall look and feel of our home now pleases me to no end. I really hated all the dull, dingy, in my opinion, yellow light that the renters had in our house. I’m doing some repairing and rearranging of the paint on the walls as well as the lighting, and these are by far and away the best daylight LED light bulbs I’ve ever used. I feel like I discovered something vital that I need to share with the rest of the world.”

AmazonBasics 100 Watt Equivalent (6 Pack)

“Perfect, warm white LED replacements for my old incandescent bulbs everywhere around the house! The light these bulbs produce is almost indistinguishable from that of my old incandescent bulbs. I am very pleased with these bulbs, and expect a significant energy savings from their use.”

Best globe-style LED light bulbs

Torchstar G25 Globe LED Light Bulb for Bathroom Vanity (6 Pack)

“Purchased these to replace low, soft white apartment bath vanity bulbs. I wanted bright lighting to be able to put on makeup as well as to fully light up the entire room. Mission accomplished. The lighting is great! The difference of these daylight bulbs versus the low, soft white bulbs is stunning. Now, I can actually see what I wasn’t fully seeing beforehand. I’ll never go back to low, soft white bulbs for my bath ever again.”

Sunco Lighting 6W Dimmable G25 LED Vanity Light Bulb Soft White 2700K (10 Pack)

“These are FANTASTIC if you want a close imitation to the light glow from, say, a 40-watt incandescent. Also, I use them in an older dimmer switch that’s maybe seven years old and they DO NOT HUM or buzz at all. Perfect silence when using the dimmer. NO heat — touch them after being left on for hours and possibly room temperature at worst!! I am planning a great energy savings with these. Warm look.”

TCP RLG255W27KND3 Decorative Globe Vanity Light Bulbs (3 Pack)

“Cannot say enough good things about these bulbs. Replaced a total of 13 of these in our vanities in both bathrooms. What a difference!! The old bulbs would noticeably heat up the bathroom. I could just feel the money leaving our home. These have a very slight hum to them that is audible only when the bathroom is completely silent. They run very cool and save a ton of energy. They are instantly to full brightness and don’t need time to ‘warm up’ at all. I would buy these bulbs any day of the week. I’m sure they’ve paid for themselves already.”

Best flood LED light bulb

Sunco Lighting Dimmable Flood Light Bulbs BR30 LED 11WATT 3000K Daylight (6 Pack)

“Outstanding bulbs! Replaced my incandescent can lights with these. They are in my kitchen, controlled by two double-poled light switches, one of which is a dimmer (slide type). I installed the dimmer myself 20 years ago, so it’s nothing high-tech or fancy. I was concerned there may be conflicts with my older model dimmer and the new LED bulbs. Let me tell you, they are PERFECT. Much brighter than the bulbs they replaced. Nice white light to work with in the kitchen. Absolutely zero buzzing from the bulbs. And they dim down to about 10 percent of full brightness when I dim them all the way. They’re so bright that I usually only run them at about 70 percent, but it’s nice to have the full brightness available when you need it. They are also instant-on. Nothing not to love about these bulbs or the great price!”

Best stick style LED light bulb

GE Lighting 79368 LED Bright Stik 10-Watt

“Bright, bright, bright ultrawhite! Not the dirty, warm light that makes your walls look dingy and dirty. Just pure white, clean light. Oh, did I mention BRIGHT! I had no idea this much light was possible from this small bulb. Will order more; in fact I already have!!!”

Gordon & Bond Filament Edison Dimmable LED Light Bulb (4 Pack)

“We live in an old house and it’s hard to find an LED bulb that isn’t too harsh. These have the perfect vintage touch and are much warmer than bright. They are perfect — we can even put them in exposed shades (where you can see the bulb) and they are a perfect fit. We will buy these again!”

Best color-changing LED light bulb

iLC RGB Color Changing Dimmable LED Light Bulb 3W E26 (4 Pack)

“Love these! I initially bought these for a film shoot. I loved them so much, I bought them again for my home. I have them in my bathroom and bedroom. They are great for atmosphere. In my film, I used them to tell the story. In my bathroom, I use them to set a relaxing spalike atmosphere for showers and baths. It’s great that the brightness is adjustable as well because I can have a tranquil blue color on the low setting, which allows enough light to see, without waking my boyfriend while he sleeps. It’s great that these come with remote controls, too. Really enjoy these. Well worth the price!”

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The Best LED Light Bulbs on Amazon, According to Reviewers