ah... nice find but still... my regular Philips bulbs cost me $1.50 each, bought 20 bulbs for $30.
I can either buy 2 of these LED bulbs on discount, or enough regular bulbs to replace every bulb in my home ceilings at the normal rate of 3-4 bulb needing replacement per year - which will last me 6-7 years.
Cost of running the regular bulbs, on the normal cycle for my family usage, is about $30/year - again, the cost of 1 LED bulb, only on sale.
What I'm saying people is that this is all a nice scam to get your $. If yo are wealthy and/or want to spend way more money than you need to... cool it is your money and they companies in china are thanking you for providing jobs and huge profits for them.
But, if you care more about saving money for the future and/or investing in items that will benefit the US economy, spend less money on bulbs and buy more food and other items produced in the USA.
and you will spending your money more wisely - in every way.
Just curious: Are you including the AC to cool the 50w+ per bulb?
I've got 13 floods (probably smaller than this) in my kitchen alone, that's quite a bit of heat.
$25 a bulb is "too rich for my blood" but I am strategically replacing some of the floods with those $9.99 lowes LEDs. They are not flood shaped but since the light is sort of unidirectional they do surprisingly well for only 40w equiv.
And wow the political rhetoric that gets wrapped around simple light bulbs! So what if people want cooler more efficient lights they have to replace less frequently and are willing to pay for it?
i couldn't find anything on costco.com so i assume it's just an in-store promotion. I'll try to post a photo of the price showing the instant rebate if I go there this weekend. It was on an end-cap so it was pretty prominent.
that is a lot of money per bulb. However it is hard for me to find dimmable CFL floodlights. I never used LED for floodlights, how do they compare to CFL and fluorescent bulbs?
i haven't found dimmable CFLs very effective..from the one's i have tried, the dimming performance meant either 100% or 20%...there were no gradations in between no matter what step of the dimmer i had them set at. Maybe the tech has gotten better now since it's been a least a year since I tried dimmable CFLs
these particular LED floods dim pretty well. I have all 6 in my kitchen on a single dimmer switch and they dim like a regular incandescent. the only difference you might notice with dimmable LEDs is that their color temp stays the same no matter what level of dimming you have them set at.... incandescents get warmer/redder the dimmer you make them, but that's not the case with LEDs (or CFLs for that matter).
These are best for dimmable high-usage areas like my kitchen for example. CFLs work very poorly for dimmable. Yeah they theoretically work...but usually require a special digital dimmer, and recalibration. You can't just plug it in place of a halogen/incan and expect it to work. It also doesnt get THAT dim either since CFLs require X amount of juice to keep from extinguishing entirely.
I am planning to get some of these for my kitchen only.
Also, if you live in a hot weather area... 7 90W bulbs = 630Watts. Only about <10% of this goes into actual light...the rest is heat. Dropping this to 100 Watts will not only save electricity, but will reduce having a hot kitchen.
Just went to the local Costco and they're not showing any instant rebate. Was there a flyer a coupon anything else?
just came back from the same costco & looks like the $15 mfg instant rebate ended, but they replaced it with a PG&E $10 instant rebate, so it's likely only valid in areas where they provide electricity/gas.
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