Philips 7.5W B22 LED Filament Review

General Information

ID #356
SKU 8718696531921 & 8718696518311
Series N/A
Manufacturer Philips (other LEDs from Philips)
Fitting Type B22 (other B22 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 104mm
Width 60mm
Weight 29g
Warranty 1 Years
Test Date 2015-11-17
Review Notes This is the first filament LED globe we have seen from a major manufacturer. The globe has 6 vertical filaments creating a horizontal light distribution pattern (there is very little illumination directly under or above the globe). While the efficiency isn't quite as good as Philips claim, it is still excellent. The similar looking LEDisong globe was better, but also much more expensive and harder to find. Philips don't state how long their warranty period is, we assume 1 year. Their 15,000 hours life estimate is slightly low by LED standards (but at least believable, unlike other vendors). The globe is not dimmable.

Price $16.95 (AUD) on 13th of November 2015


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 7.5W 7.15W @ 244V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $1.64 $1.57 $14.17
Lumens 806 lm 708 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 107 lm/W 99 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 48 lm/$ 42 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.59 1
Color [?] Warm White, 2700K Warm White, 2709K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] Omni-Directional Omni-Directional Omni-Directional
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 80 80
Life 15,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 170V / 240V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 58°C @ 25°C ambient
136°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 2% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.003551 0.034


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing



Distribution Graph

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: 0.003551 (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.