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EcoSmart 6 in. 9.5-Watt (65W) LED Downlight at Home Depot $25 Free In-Store Pick Up YMMV

sheyd 17 14 February 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (6) More Amazon Deals
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Please forgive this first-time posting newbie if this really isn't a good deal or I've posted incorrectly.

EcoSmart 6 in. 9.5-Watt (65W) LED Downlight $24.97 Free In-Store Pick Up

I've been tracking these for a while now; they are usually $40 each at HD stores and online. Amazon has them for $32.50-$46 shipped and can be found on ebay for about $40 shipped. I think these may have been as low as $19 in some states, but here in the SF bay area I think $25 is just about the lowest I've heard of. Great product, great reviews (Amazon Review link to the 10.5 watt version []), super easy to install for most. Earth Day is coming up (4/22) so if you're not in a hurry you might find some good deals later in April, but I thought this was a good deal so I posted it. About time I give back to the SD community!

I have no idea if my link works for you guys or if the price is for everyone, so I added YMMV in the title. Hope someone else can benefit as well!

EDIT 2/22 11AM PST: Seems like it's a pretty huge YMMV as many are seeing the $40 price. As JimB suggested, you might want to try different stores in your area to see if they have the lower price. Also just looked at the packaging and it states that the light also "works in damp areas" - so I assume these would work just fine in bathrooms as well.

I'm also seeing a lot of self-professed lighting "newbies" posting so just some quick info - these are meant to screw into an existing recessed lighting can with a 6" (or even 5") diameter. You unscrew the old bulb, you remove the trim piece and then screw this product in. It is MUCH more efficient than incandescent or halogen bulbs - so money well spent IMHO (one poster noted a bit over a year to recoup money), but only slightly more efficient than CFL bulbs (based on my research) - so not sure if it makes financial sense if you are replacing those.

Anyway, hope more can find deals at their local HD if you want these.

Product Specs from site:

The EcoSmart 6 in. 9.5-Watt (65W) LED Down light Light Bulb (E)* produces 575 lumens with 9.5 watts of power and can last for up to 35,000 hours. The LED bulb features Cree TrueWhite technology for efficiency and color accuracy and can be used to replace a standard 65-watt bulb. (E)* means this bulb meets Federal minimum efficiency standards.
  • Brightness: 575 Lumens
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Cost: $1.14 (Based on 3 hrs/day, $0.11/kWh. Costs depend on rates and use.)
  • Life: 32.0 years (Based on 3 hrs/day)
  • Light Appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Energy Used: 9.5 watts (equivalent to a 65 watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per Watt: 61
  • Contains Mercury: No
  • Uses 85% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Recessed ceiling light and suitable for use in dry, damp or wet locations
  • Integrated LED light source and trim, for 6in recessed housings
  • Dimmable: Yes
  • Meets Federal minimum efficiency standards for Energy Star rating
  • Powered by CREE TrueWhite Technology, for superior color quality and efficacy
  • MFG Brand Name : EcoSmart
  • MFG Model # : ECO-575L
  • MFG Part # : ECO-575L
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These are rebranded CREE lights (see HERE []).

These come with a 3 year warranty vs 5 year warranty on the non-rebranded CREEs. These are rated at 10.5w but some reviewers have tested them and they only draw 8.5w.

$19.97 -Danbury, CT

$24.97 - New York City (ConEdison), Boston, SF Bay Area (PG&E)

$29.97 - Philadelphia (PECO) area

$39.97 - Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern California, Seattle WA, Florida, Las Vegas NV

$34.97 - Appleton, Wisconsin


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I see $39.97
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OP must be in an area where these are subsidized by the local electric company. $39.97 around here also.
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I would be all over this like white on rice at $25, but I show $40!!
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You guys with thumbs down, make sure you check all the stores around you. About half of mine show the $25 price. Such as store #8994.
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I bought these a few months ago for $24.97 at Home Depot... The work great and are dimmable and don't require an additional trim kit which is a big plus. The low watt usage and instant on and no heat generation also allow me to better insulate the uninsulated can.

Home Depot is well known for different pricing per geography...
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i really hate this area sometimes Frown mine also shows 39.97 .... good find for those in an area that have the special deal!
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Great price on a great light at $24.95..HOwever HUGE ymmv

I am asking my sister in law to buy some from their home depot and just ship them to me. They also have them in store at this price and if you bring in a Lowes 10% off coupon you can easily offset the shipping costs. I need about a dozen and shipping will be about $15 for me so still a good deal..
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A post from 5+ months ago is not usually considered a repost. However this deal appears to be extremely YMMV
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$39.97 is the regular price for these. If you live on Long Island, LIPA is subsidizing these by giving $15 instant rebate. HD is not advertising the rebate, but just lowering their price to $25. I am sure there are other power companies giving similar rebates around the country, but maybe not all which is why there are different prices.

They do work very well, and actually have a nicer "color" that the other brands that HD carries.

....Also, they say for 6 inch cans, but they fit in 5 inch cans as well! there are adjusters on the sides, and they fit in with no issues!
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Last edited by lacough February 22, 2012 at 05:39 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
FANTASTIC lights. MA was subsidizing these to $20 earlier in 2011 - at the same time NH was running a $10 MIR on energystar LED light fixtures. Got 12 of these for $10 each, and my only regret is that I don't have more recessed lighting around the house...

I use them with Z-Wave dimmers and any circuit with more than 2 works beautifully, less than 2 isn't enough wattage for the dimmers, and may cause switch failure where current is passed directly from line to neutral.. I've proven this.
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Showing $39.97 for me in all local stores, however I can vouch for this product. I installed 18 of these in my newly remodeled kitchen and they perform flawlessly, even when continuously on for 8+ hours. They have a great looking trim bezel as well, and the light is "warm" looking and more ambient than other led options I've tried. Also, they work great on a dimmer, but since these are known as retrofit bulbs, you need to use standard wattage dimmer switches. I installed 300w LED dimmer switches and within about 6 weeks the switches begin to have issues. Re-installed standard 600w dimmers and no problems since. Highy recommend these lights!!!
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I bought them when they were $15 each. You absolutely have to have 6" cans. Some of our cans are 5" and these don't fit.
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