The 3M LED 60W is part of the lightbulb
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, lightbulb
models like the LED 60W are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Whether the bulb is a CFL, LED, halogen (hlgn) or hybrid which is a combination halogen and CFL.
Actual 3K or 12.5K color temperature (kelvin) is the average measured color temperature of 10 bulb samples. Those with 2700 K are closest to incandescent bulbs; ones with 3000 K are similar to halogen bulbs.
Claimed life (yrs.):
Claimed life is how many years the manufacturer says the bulb will last based on 3 hours of use per day.
Features & Specs - 3M LED 60W
Dimmable Manufacturer claims that bulb is dimmable.
Works with fully enclosed fixture Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used in a fixture that completely encloses the bulb.
Works with fully enclosed fixture
Works with electronic timer Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used with a mechanical or electronic timer.
Works with electronic timer
Outdoor not exposed to moisture Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used outdoors but must be completely protected from direct contact with moisture.
Outdoor not exposed to moisture
Outdoor use when used base up Manufacturer claims that bulb can be directly exposed to moisture as long as it is base up in the fixture.
Outdoor use when used base up
Works with photo cell Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used with a photo cell.
Works with photo cell
Works with motion sensor Manufacturer claims that bulb can be used wih a motion sensor.
I looked a number of LED bulbs and I am glad I picked this one. The light is very nice and even. I really like how it's the normal shaped light bulb so that my lamp shade stays on. It turns on right away unlike the CFL that it replaced. While prices still are high on LED bulbs this was around the middle of price range at my local home center. The packaging said it was made in America which I think is great. I plan to buy more when they go on sale.