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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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#61
Quote from bonkman View Post :
I'll have to look for those, since they're not online. If you're right, that's such a major SD that it's not even funny.

is it? I will definitely take a picture of it and post it here /// what say? Wink
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#62
Quote from Cozz View Post :
I can't say the same. The GE brand at Home Depot is garbage.
Home Depot BRAND -- ecosmart -- is what I'm talking about. Not just any bulb sold at Home Depot the store.

link [homedepot.com]
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#63
Quote from sd444 View Post :
This is $4.97 if you have any at your store:

EcoSmart A19 8.5W (40W) Bright White (3000K) LED Bulb
http://www.homedepot.com/Electric...ogId=10053
Says $14.97. Pay the same, get less.
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#64
Quote from prvn133t View Post :
is it? I will definitely take a picture of it and post it here /// what say? Wink
sounds great.

And yes. The cheapest they've been is $5-6 at costco. per bulb, iirc.
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#65
Quote from Cozz View Post :
I can't say the same. The GE brand at Home Depot is garbage.
I've been running GE LEDs for a couple of years. They look great. They work well. Garbage is Lights of America and FEIT. My LoA LED bulbs would pop every 6 weeks or so. I kept swapping them out at Walmart.
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#66
Quote from bonkman View Post :
sounds great.

And yes. The cheapest they've been is $5-6 at costco. per bulb, iirc.
The ones from Costco are of bad quality. Philips is the best...I ordered all the 9 remaining at my store..
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#67
Quote from audiokingman View Post :
How long have LED bulbs been proven in residential settings for you to make the claim of "they'll last over 20 years"??
Me? No, *I* am not making claims. *I* simply used Google to do some quick research into what the people who are qualified to make claims have found. Don't you research before making expensive purchases?

Now, I know Rush tells his dittoheads that there's a great big huge green conspiracy out there to "make you do things" for stupid contemptible reasons. That these green people are scum, lowlives, and should be called names and made fun of, and, well, all the normal stuff Rush and his dittoheads get off on.

Here's the thing about real life though...it doesn't have an axe to grind. Oh, and you can generally trust in self interest. And math. So, follow the money on this one... Businesses are investing in LEDs for their own lighting in a big way because it saves them money. Now, you DO BELIEVE in the POWER of the FREE MARKET?! Don't you? (and I'm supposed to caps lock things for emphasis right? that's the correct dittospeak way of doing it?) So, the free market says that these bulbs last a long long time. It's done it's research. Don't trust Rush, he's mostly full of himself, not facts. Trust THE MONEY.

Oh, and as for the whole "green" thing...I don't know about you, but I think it's kinda freaky when the tap water comes out all foamy and the sinks in the men's room say "unsafe water, do not drink". Taken to an extreme the green thing is foolish and wasteful, but taken in moderation, hey, it's why you probably have never seen one of those signs. (I have at a few plants I've done work for.)

Quote from t4craig View Post :
I want your ability to look into the future. Though I might try looking for something other than prices of light bulbs!
Big Grin
Easily done. Go to www.urlhasbeenblocked [www.urlhasbeenblocked] and search for a product, and look at the price history chart. If it slants downard from left to right, it's getting cheaper. If the angle of the slant is starting to flatten out on the right, prices are getting close to the lowest it's possible for them to go.... if not, they'll get lower.

Here's a good example:

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SlickDeals and the blocking of useful bargain hunting sites because it might cost them a nickel in referral fees....sometimes I really feel strong ill-will to the children in charge of this site.

The site in question is the word Camel and then another Camel and then yet a THIRD Camel, followed by a dot COM for price history research on Amazon. It's a great bargain hunting tool.

Quote from buzzy View Post :
Good comments. I feel like the lights will be better technology and a lot cheaper soon, so I'm not sure I see the point of paying for them now.

If they were available in useful lighting levels - eg, 75W to 100W equivalent - I'd be a lot more likely to buy them.

One other use for LEDs - high traffic / vibration areas. Regular or CFL lamps on the landings of our stairwells seem to burn out quickly as they get bounced around a lot.
I'd consider replacing a hard to reach bulb, or one that gets flipped on/off a lot, or like you said, vibrated a lot, with an LED. Most bulbs though, not quite YET. (I don't need dimmer bulbs either.) There's a Mythbusters episode from a while back where they put various types of light bulbs on a timer that'd switch them on and off in a 1 minute cycle. After a week ALL the bulbs were dead....except the LED one. It showed no wear and tear at all.

So, for now at least, LED bulbs are more of a niche thing than a whole house thing, but once the good bulbs get down to $6-10 or less, I think the cost/benefit decision will swing in their favor. I'd sell stock in CFL companies now, while it's still worth something !

You're also right about the lighting equivalent. I like a brightly lit room, and the light output just isn't there yet.

Quote from sd444 View Post :
LED doesn't have mercury. While containing other bad things, that helps any tiebreaker. I'm sure people are tossing CFL's directly in the trash instead of recycling them.
I'm sure nearly everyone just tosses them in the trash. Thankfully the mercury levels in "modern" bulbs are low enough that it's not quite a non-issue, but given all the other bad stuff in the landfill, it's by far not the most important one.

Like you said, in a rough tie, I think the mercury matters enough to make avoiding it the more responsible choice.

Hmm... Along the lines of mercury, gotta wonder what Rush Limbaugh would do if someone busted open a couple dozen CFL's in his studio....Something tells me he'd be thinking mighty "green" at that moment Big Grin Big Grin
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#68
Quote from bonkman View Post :
sounds great.

And yes. The cheapest they've been is $5-6 at costco. per bulb, iirc.
Aren't those FEIT bulbs? If it wasn't for Lights of America, FEIT would be bottom of the barrel. As is, they are second to bottom of the barrel.
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Quote from Zanthexter View Post :
I'm sure nearly everyone just tosses them in the trash. Thankfully the mercury levels in "modern" bulbs are low enough that it's not quite a non-issue, but given all the other bad stuff in the landfill, it's by far not the most important one.
I don't. I don't throw batteries in the trash either. With how easy it is to dispose of them properly, there's no excuse to just throw them away.
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Quote from bonkman View Post :
sounds like you're already set in with these, but just as a FYI: if you don't care about dimming, buy home depot brand CFLs. They're fantastic. Instant on, even in extreme cold (and unless you have >75W, full brightness), flicker free, beautiful color, and going strong after 5 years for me.

I agree that no-name and even some "Brand" name *coughsylvaniacough* CFLs are horrid. But the home depot brand EcoSmart CFLs are amazing.
You are correct to remind that not all CFL's are created equal. I actually have a few that turn on and reach full brightness relatively fast (not dimmable one though!), from Home Depot I think. Nonetheless, I think they are dimmer than their supposed incandescent equivalent, so you'd probably have to use a higher power rated one (The lumen scale is probably a better reference, although I suspect there's no perfect comparison scale). The first thing that impressed me with the LED's is that the wattage equivalency worked, at least as far as my eyes could tell. The 60W equivalent were as bright as I could have hoped.
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Quote from travfar View Post :
Says $14.97. Pay the same, get less.
No shit. You have to go to B&M if adding to your cart doesn't drop the price.
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#72
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No shit. You have to go to B&M if adding to your cart doesn't drop the price.
Receipt or it didn't happen.
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#73
I still find it amusing that most people keep referring to WATTS for the brightness of a bulb instead of LUMENS. shake head
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Receipt or it didn't happen.
Now I remember why I keep holding back how to lookup clearance prices on HD's site. Thanks.
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#75
LED light looks awful for lighting.
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