The Philips 479840 is ideal for decorative and ambient lighting in retail outlets, hotels, restaurants, multi-unit residences and government buildings. Philips A-shape Dimmable LED lamps are the smart LED alternative to standard incandescents. The unique lamp design provides omni-directional light with excellent dimming performance. These emit a virtually UV/IR free beam resulting in no faded colors. The Philips 479840 is a 5.5 watt LED bulb that matches the light output and appearance of a 40 watt incandescent bulb. These energy saving LED lamps also lower maintenance costs by reducing re-lamp frequency.