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4-Pack EcoSmart BR30 9-Watt Soft White LED 2700K Flood Light Bulbs (65 Watt Equivalent) EXPIRED

brisar 108,714 May 6, 2013 at 02:50 PM in Free Shipping (5) More Home Depot Deals
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Promoted 05-08-2013 at 09:12 PM View Original Post
Home Depot has 4-Pack EcoSmart BR30 9-Watt Soft White LED 2700K Flood Light Bulbs (65 Watt Equivalent) for $49.88 with free shipping or ship to store. Thanks brisar

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4-Pack EcoSmart BR30 9-Watt (65W) Soft White (2700K) LED Flood Light Bulbs [homedepot.com]

$49.88
comes out to $12.47 per Bulb

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  • Brightness: 650 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $1.13
  • Life: 22.8 years (based on 3 hours per day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K softwhite (W27)
  • Energy used: 9 Watts (equivalent to a 65 Watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Can be used to replace a 100-Watt bulb
  • Contains mercury: N
  • Uses 86 % less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Indoor: Ideal for use in track and recess lighting
  • BR30 medium edison base
  • Dimmable: Y
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Illuminated by lighting science group
  • Life hours: 25,000
  • Suitable for interior use
  • Instant On
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Backordered Online Until: 05/08/2013
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Dimmable: Y
Life hours: 25,000
Suitable for interior use
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Other than trying to save the world, why would I pay $12 a bulb instead of getting a CFL?

Doesn't seem slick at all.
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Other than trying to save the world, why would I pay $12 a bulb instead of getting a CFL?

Doesn't seem slick at all.

instant on

max brightness instantly, even in colder air

no mercury

less eyestrain (no flicker)
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Other than trying to save the world, why would I pay $12 a bulb instead of getting a CFL?

Doesn't seem slick at all.
To convince yourself that you're cool and you can tell all of your friends about it. This is before you show them your Nest thermostat... laugh out loud

This is probably, the best technology for light bulbs right now. I just wish the company will get their act together at some point in time.
http://www.vu1corporation.com/products/
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Quote from zhopa View Post :
Who cares?
people who need light "now"



Who cares?

people who want to use an energy efficient bulb in their attack in a cold climate



Who cares?

intelligent people mostly


Your brain doesn't notice the flicker at that frequency.
Spectral lighting of LEDs causes far more eye strain than any flickering of CFL.

agreed
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these are a good price and it will save you from replacing bulbs every few years (flood lights are usually high up in the ceiling and can be a pain to replace (sometimes))

at 20c per kw/h (very expensive electricity rate), you will save at most 20c after 200 hours of use (compared to 14w CFLs) (14w-9w = 5w... saves 1kw after 200 hours (5wx200 = 1kw)

However, purely from a cost perspective, and according to my rough calcs:

To recoup the $10 price difference per globe (amazon has 4x R30s CFL 14w at $10), you would need to run the bulbs for 10,000 hours or 9 years at 3hrs per day

This assumes a constant cost of electricity and no 'time factor of money', i.e. no inflation, no consideration that LED bulbs will decrease in price also, that the CFLs will last for 10,000 hours, which they wont.

calcs:
20c x 5 = $1 x 10 = $10
200 x 5 x 10 = 10,000 hours
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Quote from smoeke View Post :
Who cares?
people who need light "now"
The delay of CFL is purely academic. It's insignificant in real life.

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Who cares?

people who want to use an energy efficient bulb in their attack in a cold climate
I have them in a cold climate and the 60 seconds it takes to get to full brightness doesn't hinder anything.

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Who cares?
intelligent people mostly
Intelligent people realize that mercury in CFL doesn't pose any real danger to anyone. Especially compared to other things one has in the house.

Can you find an application where an LED bulb has a real advantage over CFL to justify the price difference? Yes.
Are these common household applications? No.
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agreed
Quote from geocacher99 View Post :
these are a good price and it will save you from replacing bulbs every few years (flood lights are usually high up in the ceiling and can be a pain to replace (sometimes))

at 20c per kw/h (very expensive electricity rate), you will save at most 20c after 200 hours of use (compared to 14w CFLs) (14w-9w = 5w... saves 1kw after 200 hours (5wx200 = 1kw)

However, purely from a cost perspective, and according to my rough calcs:

To recoup the $10 price difference per globe (amazon has 4x R30s CFL 14w at $10), you would need to run the bulbs for 10,000 hours or 9 years at 3hrs per day

This assumes a constant cost of electricity and no 'time factor of money', i.e. no inflation, no consideration that LED bulbs will decrease in price also, that the CFLs will last for 10,000 hours, which they wont.

calcs:
20c x 5 = $1 x 10 = $10
200 x 5 x 10 = 10,000 hours
So basically, it's an investment that may pay off in the long term, but far from certain.
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Who cares?
Everyone cares. When I flip the light switch I expect instant light, not a rain check on light. CFLs are inferior to LEDs in every way. They're slow starting, flicker, buzz, lose luminosity quickly and worst of all, don't last - especially in recessed applications. I have a collection of failed CFL bulbs - GE, FEIT, Sylvania, Philips....they're all cr*p.

Quote from zhopa View Post :
This is probably, the best technology for light bulbs right now. I just wish the company will get their act together at some point in time.
http://www.vu1corporation.com/products/
This "Electron stimulated lumi" technology is interesting but doesn't measure up. Inefficient and expensive. 500 lumens @ 20 Watts !?? You're kidding, right? OPs LED is brighter and uses half the energy - 650 lumens & 9 Watts!!!

Good quality LED's are awesome, I have 6 CREE's around my house (2 of which are recessed)... rock solid, dimmable, bright, luminosity is great, the only downside is cost. This deal would be a no brainer under $10/each. At $13 I'm hesitating...We need to find a coupon!
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The only reason I'd go with LEDs over CFLs would be their "max brightness instantly." Replaced some floods last year with CFLs and the damn things take forever to get bright. These are in our hallway and stairway, so instant brightness is important so we don't trip going up the steps. Have been slowly going back to incandescent and moving the CFLs to placed where the instant brightness doesn't matter.

In general however, we don't run our floods for very long anyway, so it would take me 10+ years see any ROI.
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How about CFLs have short lives.
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Everyone cares. When I flip the light switch I expect instant light, not a rain check on light. CFLs are inferior to LEDs in every way. They're slow starting, flicker, buzz, lose luminosity quickly and worst of all, don't last - especially in recessed applications. I have a collection of failed CFL bulbs - GE, FEIT, Sylvania, Philips....they're all cr*p.
The 2 of us must be using different CFLs because I don't have almost any of the problems you have. I have one that developed a buzz after 5 years, but that is it.

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This "Electron stimulated lumi" technology is interesting but doesn't measure up. Inefficient and expensive. 500 lumens @ 20 Watts !?? You're kidding, right? OPs LED is brighter and uses half the energy - 650 lumens & 9 Watts!!!
The technology can do better, but, as I mentioned, the company is having issues.

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Good quality LED's are awesome, I have 6 CREE's around my house (2 of which are recessed)... rock solid, dimmable, bright, luminosity is great, the only downside is cost. This deal would be a no brainer under $10/each. At $13 I'm hesitating...We need to find a coupon!
Except that they still exhibit spectral lighting behavior which looks unnatural.

Quote from dgage View Post :
How about CFLs have short lives.
How short is short?
I have CFLs that are 7 years old still chugging without any issues.
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