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Philips 10W (60W eqivalent) L Prize LED bulb $14.97 Home Depot B&M only, YMMV, perhaps

MrKay 50 March 2, 2013 at 07:12 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (8)
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I found this at Home Depot in Oakbrook, IL, this afternoon:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...ord=643430

Note that this is the same price that HD gets for the 60W equivalent that uses 12.5 watts:

Amazon lists this for $34.05:

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-423...rds=423244

I checked and do not think that this is a repost. I found a thread from last year that got thumbed down when the bulbs were $40. This is closer to the price of similar bulbs, and I haven't found another that puts out this much light while using only 10 watts.
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Last Edited by Laszlo March 29, 2013 at 07:24 AM
To clear up some confusion:

The $15 price is only available in select locations, and those locations may have limited supply, so YMMV. So far, Slickdeals users have reported success at Home Depots in Covina, CA; Commerce, CA; Oswego, IL; Oakbrook, IL; West Lansing, MI; Ewing, NJ; and Rhode Island.

"LED light bulbs" are not interchangeable commodities any more than "laptop computers" or "bottles of wine" are all the same. Different bulbs have different levels of efficiency, as well as different levels of brightness, light distribution, color temperature, and color accuracy. These L-Prize bulbs happen to be the best on the market right now for all of these aspects. They're also manufactured in the US by a reputable company.

LEDs should not be used in enclosed fixtures due to heat build-up. LEDs produce far less heat than incandescents, but the LED chips are more sensitive to heat and (if kept in unsuitable fixtures) will degrade over the years, providing less light than they did originally.

A new Cree LED [homedepot.com] launched today at $13. This is a very good price for a 60W equivalent LED from a reputable company. However, the Cree bulbs have a lower CRI of 80 (compared to 92 for the L-Prize), and lower light output (800 lumens vs 940). For something that will last you for decades, you might want to splurge $2 for better color rendering and a 17% brightness boost. But the Cree has the significant advantage of being widely available for a low price, while the L-Prize bulb is only discounted in select areas.

The Philips bulb, with its "A"-shape, yellow panels, and three cooling grooves may look unattractive to some when placed in open fixtures. If you are bothered by the new looks, other LEDs (like the Cree) use a more traditional-looking glass bulb. But if the light the bulbs cast is more important to you than the physical appearance of the bulbs themselves, buy the Philips.

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This is a subsidy by your electrical company and will only be available in EXTREMELY limited geographical areas.
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I dont know how much it will save the electricity, this LED new tech does not have Bulb that is last. Eventually, I know you paid more than you pay now. $15 for a bulb is not really a buy.
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Quote from computerpro3 View Post :
This is a subsidy by your electrical company and will only be available in EXTREMELY limited geographical areas.
I do not believe that is the case. Here in Illinois, the utility-subsidized bulbs at HD are marked with a big red arrow next to their shelf tag. These bulbs are not so marked.

I tried multiple zip codes in different states on the HD site and the price is always the same.
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Quote from MrKay View Post :
I found this at Home Depot this afternoon:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...ord=643430
It looks like it might be a clearance item. No stock within 40 miles of Houston, TX or Raleigh, NC. You might want to add YMMV to the title, and maybe list the particular store you were at in case someone nearby wants to swing by and see if any are left.

Quote from updownstock View Post :
I dont know how much it will save the electricity, this LED new tech does not have Bulb that is last. Eventually, I know you paid more than you pay now. $15 for a bulb is not really a buy.
LED bulbs are the longest lasting bulbs you can buy. They'll last over 20 years used for around 3-4 hours a day. (actually, they'll last even longer, possibly a LOT longer, but they get dimmer and less efficient as they age, so the "20 years" thing is the point at which they're about 80% as bright as new)

Now, given that the things will be a couple of dollars a pop within 3 or 4 years, I don't know that I'd rush out and replace ALL my bulbs while they're still pricey, BUT, LED bulbs don't burn out from being turned on and off a lot. Flipping the switch frequently will fry most regular and CFL bulbs eventually. So they're particularly good for "high flipping traffic" areas.

They're also (when you get the right ones) for real dimmable, which is a big thing for some folks.

Getting back to that incredibly long lifespan, for bulbs that go in to hard to get at places, like really high ceilings, they're great because you don't have to deal with replacing them but every several years.

For businesses, LED bulbs are a no brainer. Because they have to pay someone to change bulbs, it only takes outlasting one or two CFL's to break even with the higher cost of the LED. And of course they use a LOT less power than incandescents and generate a lot less heat too.
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In Alhambra, CA it's $49.97 and OOS; switch to Commerce, CA and it's $14.97 and 47 in stock.
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Quote from updownstock View Post :
I dont know how much it will save the electricity, this LED new tech does not have Bulb that is last. Eventually, I know you paid more than you pay now. $15 for a bulb is not really a buy.
Yeah most LED light bulbs are still at a premium compared to CFL. The energy saved won't pay for itself over the life of the bulb. The other benefits for the cost are that instant full brightness and dimmable. Supposedly the color too.

We, however, actually prefer the CFL warm up instead of being somewhat blinded from rooms with many [bright] lights. Besides we turn on the lights at dusk and keep most of them on until going to sleep. We do have a few LED light bulbs but mainly since they were a better buy than CFL being candelabra base and the energy saving is nearly half..
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24 in-stock at my store but i am looking for the 40-watt equivalent.
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#10
i love my incandescent, i hate florescent, i am waiting to see how led pans out
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nice! thanks!
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Quote from slickdealdude01 View Post :
i love my incandescent, i hate florescent, i am waiting to see how led pans out
Color temp and CRI are really good on the Philips bulbs.
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http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...TLcuqXUhUQ

Found this onsale as well 2each for $27.97 10.5W White rated 800.

I am researching either one, and plan to use 20% off one item coupon from HF.

In San Diego, SDGE is not subsidizing LED, only CFL.

J.
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Quote from auspexian View Post :
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5...TLcuqXUhUQ

Found this onsale as well 2each for $27.97 10.5W White rated 800.

I am researching either one, and plan to use 20% off one item coupon from HF.

In San Diego, SDGE is not subsidizing LED, only CFL.

J.
This is non-dimmable. OK if you don't need.
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#15
Both my local Lowes and HomeDepots have lots of LED bulbs in the $7 to $12 price range. I've purchased about a dozen LED bulbs so far and this is not a deal to me.
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