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Old 04-23-15, 11:16 AM
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2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Link here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-6...210757&cj=true

Only downside is you have to wait almost a month to get them
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Old 04-23-15, 12:29 PM
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Not in a hurry! Thank you! I started changing over to LED's over the past year. And these suckers are expensive.
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Old 04-23-15, 12:36 PM
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

I guess the only downside to these is they are only rated for 10k hours, vs 25k - 35k for some of the more expensive ones. But, I figure despite that, this should save me money and our breakeven point is less than one year if we replace CFLs.
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Old 04-23-15, 02:57 PM
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Your "breakeven" also assumes the lamps actually last as long as stated. Many do not and most people don't really notice. On all alternative type lamps I install I put the installation date (simple marker) on the base. With ony a few exceptions many last *far* less than the claims.

Also be careful with many of these "xx Watt equivalent" replacements as many are *not* what they purport to be.

A typical 60w incandescent lamp has a output of ~850 lumens (the so-called "cool white" are usually a bit less since the coating that makes them less "harsh" also reduces light output). This one is 800 lumens which is well within specs and, as it's a "cool white" version, is also a true lumens for lumens replacement.

I purchased some Sylvania 100w equivalent halogen replacments (I've yet to find a CFL that's worth paying for and lasts anywhere as long as claims) to test, got them home to find they had only 1200 lumens output (I didn't really look at the store). A typical 100 incadescent lamp has a ~1700 lumens output. Those "100w equavalent" were only as good/equivalent at a 75w incadescent lamp (1200 lumens). They went back, both for false/misleading labeling and that they were too dim in the area they were to be used.

Here's a handy chart so you know what you *should* be getting in equivalent replacements. It's for non-"soft white" varieties. A "Soft White" typically reduces total lumens by about 10%:

120 volt lamps
Power (W)/ Output (lm)
5/25
15/110
25/200
40/500
60/850
75/1,200
100/1,700
150/2,850
200/3,900
300/6,200

Since the "Great Switch" has been forced on the US consumer I've tracked my "savings" of CFL (and other technologies) over the standard incandescent. I have only *one* location in my house where the CFL has proven a worthwhile solution with one in place for over 5 years (and this location gets frequent use - 5 hours/day at minimum). In a 2 others (one is a stairwell which is illuminated 24/7) I get about 50% return on investment (i.e. CFL costs $3 and lasts about as long as 6 [although frequently less] incandescent lamps I could have purchased for $1.50). All other areas I tested with CFLs did significantly worse. In one fixture (in the kitchen) I replace the CFL just as often as I did using a incandescent - I now have a stockpile of incandescent for that location. Several others give a 2/1 replacement time/life (i.e. the CFL/other lasts about twice as long as the incandescent). So *all* I'm saving is a miniscule amount on my electric bill. Certainly not enough to counter spending about 2-3 times as much on "high efficiency" lamps as I did on incandescent lamps. That doesn't even take into account the issue of mercury disposal/danger in CFLs.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Got my 40 today between my order and my wife's order. Changed out nearly all the CFLs in my house that I could. Now I shall watch my energy use to see how much of a difference these are compared to CFLs.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Been watching these LED light bulbs for years waiting to work the bugs out.
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Old 05-07-15, 11:38 PM
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

I'm trying to figure out whether there's an incentive to make them better, or whether these companies will just keep making them as is knowing our intelligent government requires stores to sell them.
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Old 05-08-15, 03:41 PM
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

I picked up a couple boxes of these bulbs at Home Depot a few days ago. You can find them in store now; although, I went back a day later and they were already sold out.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

So, one minor complaint is that occasionally you will get a bulb that has a slight hum. Not a big deal if you are in a room with background noise, but sort of annoying if they are in a bathroom. My wife has already complained. I told her to suck it up.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Swap the noisy one out for one that isn't.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

So where are the 2100 lumen LED bulbs?

When I was a kid, our house had 3-way lamps that used 50-100-150 watt bulbs. You could read a book in that light. What's with these useless 60 watt equivalents?
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Old 05-09-15, 03:16 PM
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

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Swap the noisy one out for one that isn't.
i have. i think it is is the light fixtures. i get no humming in ceiling fan lights or other light fixtures, but do in the bathroom ones. i've swapped out about 10 of them and they are all doing it in the bathroom fixtures.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

If you had CFLs in the bathroom previously and they didn't buzz then I would put them back in to make your wife happy. Not gonna cost you any noticeable amount of money.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

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If you had CFLs in the bathroom previously and they didn't buzz then I would put them back in to make your wife happy. Not gonna cost you any noticeable amount of money.
Eh. She can live with the slight noise.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
So, one minor complaint is that occasionally you will get a bulb that has a slight hum. [/U]Not a big deal if you are in a room with background noise, but sort of annoying if they are in a bathroom. My wife has already complained. I told her to suck it up.
Tell her to get humming, and she won't hear it!
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

Humming and short life span, these are not the LED bulbs I want to upgrade to.
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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

These exact same bulbs (set of 2) are $23 at Home Depot in Canada. Ugh.
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Humming and short life span, these are not the LED bulbs I want to upgrade to.
FYI, it is only one light fixture that has humming nose. I can't hear these in any other fixtures I have them installed in.

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Re: 2 Philips 60W equivalent LED bulbs for $5 at Home Depot

I picked a pair of these yesterday while perusing HD. Installed one in a lamp next to the living room couch and so far so good. Good light output so I can read with my aging eyes. Anyone know of any issues with bulbs used in a fixture with the bulb threading in from the bottom. In other words any issues when the bulb is installed upside down?? I have a couple outside light fixtures that I like to run overnight for security and they seem to "burn up" the cheap CFLs I've been using. When I replace them the base look like they overheat and are brown. I suspect some bulbs don't like the inverted installation or something.
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I have a couple outside light fixtures that I like to run overnight for security and they seem to "burn up" the cheap CFLs I've been using. When I replace them the base look like they overheat and are brown. I suspect some bulbs don't like the inverted installation or something.
Are they completely enclosed in a small area? Heat build up is a problem with bulbs that have a power supply in the base.
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