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

wgeronimo 358 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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#46
These are not worth it lumens/watts. CFL's are better ratios. There are better ratio LED bulbs, but they hum. I use 16 LED bulbs with better ratios, they just hum.
These philips bulbs are great for small rooms or closests as you only need a little light. For larger rooms CFL's will give better light/$ or you have to go with LED bulbs that hum.
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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

I have CFL bulbs (brand name and "generic") that have been in use for 5-6 years now... I wrote on them with a Sharpie (installation date) in order to keep track...


They have seen use in bedrooms, hallways, and ceiling fans... So in my experience, with a variety of brands and a variety of Wattages and use cases, CFLs have proven to be quite long lasting...


Additionally, I have CFLs all throughout my apartment building for the common areas. I'm thinking of changing them out for LEDs only for the cost savings (since they're ON 24/7/365 and for the convenience. When I move out, it will be MUCH less likely that I'll have to drive to the building just to replace a freaking bulb in the hallway).


So thanks, I'll continue to enjoy my CFLs (and LEDs) and continue to recycle them responsibly :-D LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO
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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.
I'm back. laugh out loud

I think it's worth it, and I see deals pop up on LEDs which makes it even better.

I dont think mercury exposure from these bulbs, or the fact it confers some risk to people's health is urban legend or it wouldnt be on every state health department website (among other places) about how to dispose of these bulbs. I'm not saying you will die from it, but they do release mercury vapor which is undesirable.
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holy crap. $20 for ONE light bulb? shake head

I bought an LED floodlight from Costco about 5 years ago for $30 and it is still turning on every night. Prior to that, I was changing that bulb twice a year with standard floodlight bulbs. I think I have gotten my $30 worth from that bulb.

Edit: And while typing that, the bulbs I had in the cart became unavailable.
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I have CFL bulbs (brand name and "generic") that have been in use for 5-6 years now... I wrote on them with a Sharpie (installation date) in order to keep track...


They have seen use in bedrooms, hallways, and ceiling fans... So in my experience, with a variety of brands and a variety of Wattages and use cases, CFLs have proven to be quite long lasting...


Additionally, I have CFLs all throughout my apartment building for the common areas. I'm thinking of changing them out for LEDs only for the cost savings (since they're ON 24/7/365 and for the convenience. When I move out, it will be MUCH less likely that I'll have to drive to the building just to replace a freaking bulb in the hallway).


So thanks, I'll continue to enjoy my CFLs (and LEDs) and continue to recycle them responsibly :-D LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO

well I'm glad. I have had bad experiences with the CFLs and I think I tried a variety of brands. And it unnerves me when they break, as instructions are to open windows, air out, use tape to pick up shards, immediately dispose of them, etc etc. To each his her own...I do not like CFLs and everyone else's happy stories about them are not going to change my mind.

And remember the vast number of people buying these have no clue and are chucking them in the trash and collectively contaminating our soil and water, eventually making it into our food and water supply.
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well I'm glad. I have had bad experiences with the CFLs and I think I tried a variety of brands. And it unnerves me when they break, as instructions are to open windows, air out, use tape to pick up shards, immediately dispose of them, etc etc. To each his her own...I do not like CFLs and everyone else's happy stories about them are not going to change my mind.

And remember the vast number of people buying these have no clue and are chucking them in the trash and collectively contaminating our soil and water.

I agree generally (to each his/her own). And I agree, I have become nervous after breaking CFLs... especially since I have a cockatiel... But we're both still alive LoL :-).


I definitely agree with your second statement. The majority of people are too stupid (but I think more often too lazy/inconsiderate) to make the effort to recycle broken or dead CFLs. I mean, HOW much F*CKING EASIER could it be right? Lowes, IKEA, Home Depot all accept CFLs... Just put' them in a little cardboard box, or paper towel, or whatever, carefully of course, and recycle them...


Anyway :-) hug
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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.
I like LED's too, but CFL hysteria is nonsense.

A typical CFL contains 4-5 mg of Hg, which you would not normally INGEST, unless you are a bulb eating circus freak.

Consumer Reports found that some brands of canned Tuna contained 0.771 ppm of Hg (FDA max is 1 ppm).

Figure average can is about 6 oz, or 170 g, then you INGEST 131 ug (0.131 mg) of Hg each time you eat it.

Add some Salmon, Tulapia and other fish that you may eat, and you will EASILY exceed the amount of Hg that you INGESTED in one year vs. what is relased by one CFL bulb IF it were to break.

And it is not like you clean up broken CFL bulbs by licking the floors, tables, or wherever else Hg may have landed.

It is not like CFL bulbs just break on their own. I have only seen them break when they are dropped or improperly handled.
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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 just throw them away.. Everything kills us anymore I just don't care anymore
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how are you getting it shipped to CA ? I see the price in ME stores but when I login to get it shipped the price changes to the higher number ( CA still has higher price)
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Older CFLs did have a warmup period, but current CFLs are instant-on.
BS, some are quicker than others but all CFLs warm up and increase luminousity over time...about 30 seconds.

We aren't talking delays for turning on when a switch is flipped, we're talking the warm up period in light output.
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I asked this a couple days ago actually.

The following is the response I got.
Thank you. That's just what I'm looking for!

I'll talk this one over with the wife but at $140 - $14 = $126 to redo the kitchen with lights, it might be worth it.

My rate is appx $.14/kWh, so that means my break even point is around 2000hrs of running these, not counting the cost of bulbs. That's around 2.5 years based on my usage....
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Deal is dead (for online shipping).
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Deal is dead (for online shipping).
What? No free shipping?
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What? No free shipping?
Both are out of stock or home depot "fixed the glitch"
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Older CFLs did have a warmup period, but current CFLs are instant-on.

I beg to disagree...


Plus, I think we're talking about two different things here...

Startup time (i.e. instant on) vs. time to full luminosity...


One has nothing to do with the other...


Older bulbs took a second at times to come on in the first place... And yes, newer bulbs come on almost immediately...


But in my back room, when the room temperature is 60*F, both newer and older CFLs take time to warm up to full brightness. Even if they come on instantly, they still need to warm up...

A new Philips CFL, 23W, in a desk lamp, bulb bought this year, a few months ago. Actually starts out at a certain brightness, dims noticeably, and then achieves full brightness within about 30 seconds. Ambient temperature in the room: 60-65*F.


Seems like a reasonably "current" and also brand name CFL to me... It's the nature of the bulb and the gas in the bulb...
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