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Philips LED Bulb Sale - BR40 $20 BR30 $15 A19 $7 YMMV

wgeronimo 319 April 2, 2013 at 07:03 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Home Depot Deals
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Home Depot is selling a variety of Philips LED bulbs very cheap.

YOU MUST MAKE YOUR LOCAL STORE A MAINE LOCATION FOR THIS TO WORK. Prices are significantly higher in the rest of the country. Some items are backordered. Some can be shipped, others cannot. Gotta look around.

BR40 [homedepot.com] $20 CAN BE SHIPPED

A19 [homedepot.com] $10 LOCAL ONLY

A19 [homedepot.com] $7 CAN BE SHIPPED

BR30 [homedepot.com] $15 LOCAL ONLY

Please don't rail about cheap Costco prices. These are top of the line Philips LED's....great reviews all around.

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#31
wait until one of your CFLs breaks (happened to me when a lamp fell over) and you read about how you are supposed to dispose of them. Fun.

Also please be sure to take them to your Home Depot for recycling or you are polluting our enviroment.

Quote from bonkman View Post :
you must've bought a crappy brand CFL. Buy HomeDepot EcoSmart CFLs. They're amazing. No boot-up time, and mine have been running strong for over 4 years.
The above is in reply to this BTW.
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#32
Damn shame the BR30's are local, I like those bulbs and they're a good 30% more expensive at my HD.
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Quote from slickydoll View Post :
wait until one of your CFLs breaks (happened to me when a lamp fell over) and you read about how you are supposed to dispose of them. Fun.

Also please be sure to take them to your Home Depot for recycling or you are polluting our enviroment.



The above is in reply to this BTW.
I take them to my local DPW. Not too hard Dontknow

They have VERY little mercury, btw. People who overhype that aspect of CFLs are usually those who are knee-jerk "anti-green" sorts (or those who listen to them). I've heard people claim they needed a hazmat suit to clean them. laugh out loud Sure, I don't recommend huffing air over a broken one in a small space with all the windows and doors sealed but you're probably getting more Hg by eating a piece of fresh salmon.
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Quote from bonkman View Post :
I take them to my local DPW. Not too hard Dontknow
Well it's not too hard for me to decide I dont want a mercury bomb in my house that I have to make a special trip to dispose. of...I like LEDs and this is a great deal on them.
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#35
dumb question: can these be used in any fixture/lamp, or only "can" lights?
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Quote from slickydoll View Post :
Well it's not too hard for me to decide I dont want a mercury bomb in my house that I have to make a special trip to dispose. of...I like LEDs and this is a great deal on them.
see my edit Wink

You're needlessly afraid.
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#37
I cant get it to work for the flood, even by switching to a maine store. [EDIT: nevermind! i picked a nearby NH store, lol!]
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Quote from bonkman View Post :
see my edit Wink

You're needlessly afraid.
I dont think I am, and I think having mercury in something that it doesnt HAVE to be in is the needless part. If they had 100% mercury free salmon wouldn't you buy it? I dont get your argument. As I said, in my experience CFLs are not long lasting, they have mercury (which many people are completely unaware of, sadly, and they throw them in the trash). And think of all the bulbs put together that are being thrown away. It all adds up.

well, gotta go. Enjoy your CFLs laugh out loud
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I have a bunch of LEDs I got from Groupon last fall and yes, I will. I think they're great. Very nice lighting.

CFL's suck because if they break, you're contaminating your space with mercury dust, and if you put them in the trash, you're disposing of them incorrectly. Also IME CFL's do not last that long. All of mine burned out within a year. I wont be buying them again.
I also stopped buying CFL bulbs. I had one pop and break in a chandelier over our dining room table. Another spare broke when I dropped it while cleaning under the kitchen sink cabinet. I am not into spreading mercury around the house no matter how small the amount. Also the rated life of a CFL bulb goes down if the bulb is turned on and off a lot, reducing the operational savings.

One thing about stocking up on LED bulbs now though. 20 years is a long time. Heck 5 years is a long time in this tech. I bet LED bulbs will be significantly lower cost in a few years’ time, possibly wiping out any savings if the bulbs are bought now at high prices. Meaning, I would not choose now to switch the entire house over to LED bulbs. Maybe I would select a few locations in the household, where a good deal on an LED bulb, could payoff in terms of the usage pattern.
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I dont think I am, and I think having mercury in something that it doesnt HAVE to be in is the needless part. If they had 100% mercury free salmon wouldn't you buy it? I dont get your argument. As I said, in my experience CFLs are not long lasting, they have mercury (which many people are completely unaware of, sadly, and they throw them in the trash). And think of all the bulbs put together that are being thrown away. It all adds up.

well, gotta go. Enjoy your CFLs laugh out loud
Depends on the price.

You're right about the fear of loads of them appearing in dumps. That's the main concern about the mercury. Not that it's going to poison you if it accidentally cracks. That's internet urban legend.
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#41
For the prices, I'll stick with the Cree bulbs personally...

For example... the 8-Watt A19 for $6... 475 lumens...

Cree bulb is 800 lumens, 9 Watts, $11-$12 or so...


Sure it's more expensive but (1) Lumens per watt way higher, (2) Cree bulb emits light "360 degrees" (like a traditional incandescent) unlike the forward-facing Philips...

Upon closer inspection... I guess the "Philips 12.5 Watt (60-W) LED A19 Soft White" is comparable in terms of price and lumens (800), but then it draws 12.5 Watts compared to the 9-9.5W of the Cree... And the Cree emits light light a traditional incandescent ("all around" as it were...).


I dunno... I really like the look of these Philips bulbs... They seem well designed, and aesthetically pleasing (for applications where the bulb is more visible, as opposed to being fully or partially enclosed in a fixture). But still... In terms of price, lumens, and lumens/Watt, I'm still inclined to go with the Cree bulbs :-/
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you must've bought a crappy brand CFL. Buy HomeDepot EcoSmart CFLs. They're amazing. No boot-up time, and mine have been running strong for over 4 years.
I echo your experience with the HD brand CFL's - GE SUCKS!!
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#43
Quote from bonkman View Post :
does anybody know if discover home improvement 5% cash back works online as well?
I asked this a couple days ago actually.

The following is the response I got.
Quote :
Thank you for your message regarding your Discover account. I understand your concern, and I am happy to assist you today!

Purchases made at HomeDepot.com will qualify for the 5% Cashback Bonus promotion for home improvement store purchases and yes, using the ShopDiscover link will increase the reward up to 10% Cashback Bonus.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns about your account.

I appreciate your business and the time you have taken to contact me today. Thank you for choosing to use Discover.

Have a great day.

Sincerely,

Jake
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Quote from chuck4rooke View Post :
holy crap. $20 for ONE light bulb? shake head
Got links for less expensive LED bulbs that actually produce useable light?
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Quote from wgeronimo View Post :
If you look at the life of the bulb and the energy savings vs incandescent it's a no brainer. Versus CFL I think its still a good deal.

The average Philips CFL in my local HD is $8-$9. It is supposed to last 7-8 years (although some dispute how long they last). These bulbs use slightly less energy then the CFLs and last 20+ years.

When you compare the quality of the light there is no comparison. The LED is much better and there is almost no lag when turned on (unlike the CFL).
Quote from whozee View Post :
I'm too lazy to change my store to Maine so the price was $11.xx I ordered 4 to get free shipping. I'll probably stick these in our hallway which is maybe turned on for 30 minutes a day, so these will probably last at least 20 years.

Repped!
If you add to your cart as Maine and the in the 'checkout' switch to your local store it updates the price to your local store price.
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