I had two new 9 lamp up-lit white glass shade chandeliers for a high ceiling foyer area to decide LED bulbs for. I prefer the clean white light of the 5000 k "daylight" color temp bulbs....time to get rid of the old yellow 2700k lights. I decided to sample the LED bulb competition. I don't have a dimmer so I didn't try out that feature of the bulbs.In the 5000w Daylight flavor, I brought home the Phillips 60w, the Cree 60w, and a Sylvania 60w from another big box store to try out and compare. I read reviews, did my homework on the details, and watched youtube reviews that measured & dissected the Phillips & Cree bulbs down to their internal components. For an up-lighting fixture application, most of the current generation of A19 LED 60w bulbs have their weakest light output in the upward direction. I thought the Phillips A19 60w LED bulb did the best job of directing a decent part of the light up toward the ceiling and out in all directions. The Cree A19 bulb outputs slightly less light at 800 Lumens (30 fewer Lumens than the 830 Lumen Phillips) and uses a LED tower of emitters... all pointing outward that omits throwing light out the very top of the bulb, actually showing a dark unlit circle on top of the Cree bulb the size of a quarter when lit. The brighter Phillips A19 LED bulb design is flat on top & uses a white translucent reflector disc there to help direct light outward and down...but still allowing light to pass through in the upward direction. Even the Sylvania A19 60w LED bulb, whose design actually parked several LED emitters at the top of the bulb didn't light the ceiling as much as the Phillips bulb. The Phillips bulb also looked more diffused & normal white when lighted than did the other A19 LED bulb designs from Cree & Sylvania. In use, the Phillips bulb body felt the coolest of the bulbs I compared...the Cree heatsink felt the hottest.If you need an LED bulb for an up-lighting fixture or a table lamp, I'd recommend the Phillips 60w Daylight (5000k) A19 LED bulb as the best of the bunch.