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3-pack TCP A19 2700K 10W (60W Equivalent) LED Bulbs EXPIRED

Fast_Larry 324 February 22, 2014 at 05:12 PM in Online Only (4) More Home Depot Deals
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Promoted 02-22-2014 at 07:32 PM View Original Post
Home Depot has 3-pack TCP A19 2700K 10W (60W Equivalent) LED Bulbs for $20 + free shipping. Thanks Fast_Larry

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Edited February 22, 2014 at 07:22 PM by DeividdoSama
Very good deal for this bulb. I've been waiting for it to go on sale. Looks like today only. better than the deal in January where this 3-pack was $23.99.

2700K warm/soft white, 800 lumens, A19 standard bulb shape, fairly omnidirectional light pattern so these would work better in lamps than the Home Depot ecoSmart 40w bulbs which work well in ceiling fixtures and downward pointing bathroom lamps.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/TCP-60.../204499229

Normally this 3-pack sells for $29.99 so this is 30% off.

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link....................
They're in-store specials only.
Better yet, you can find BR30 from homedepot or Lowes at 6 bucks each.
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Quote from bontech87 View Post :
Search youtube. I watched a couple videos on it. It's not noticeable or anything. Your tv and computer monitors strobe, but we dont notice it. Same here.
some people don't notice it. Some people do. I do. I could never run a CRT at 60 hz and florescent doesn't strobe.

back story: LEDs are DC so some bulbs just cut the AC current in half and make it DC so they flash at 60hz. Others have AC/DC converters that run the bulb steady.

so these do strobe then?
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Thanks, man! That really helps me out in making a decision. I guess LED bulbs aren't a good fit for lamps then.
Allow me to clarify: the light bulbs you linked to in your former post that you've already purchased from Newegg would not make good table lamp bulbs because of their plastic base. Basically, the light is only coming out of the top 'dome' on those bulbs. Other LED bulbs that have a 'shroud' similar to an incandescent bulb...allowing light throw in almost all directions...would be perfect for table lamps. Sorry for the confusion.
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After doing the math, the only benefits are the ones you just mentioned and saving money is pennies a year
As for the cost savings, I measured a bunch of my 60w CFLs using the Kill-a-watt device, and they averaged out at about 14 watts power consumption. This bulb uses 10w. (The ecoSmart 6w bulbs I have actually did all test at exactly 6.0w)

So the power savings over a 60w-equivalent CFL should be something like the following:

4 watt "savings" x 4 hours per day x 365 days per year = 5840 watt-hours = 5.8 kWh

If electricity cost $0,15 per kWH, then yearly power savings is around $0.87.

Total savings on the power over 20 years is 20 x $0.87 = $17.40

The LED bulb cost $6.66 vs. 2 x $1.50 for 2 CFLs used over the same period, Difference around $3.66.

So overall savings of around $14 PER BULB over 20 years if you assume bulb prices and electricity rates don't change over time. Figure in 20-30 bulbs in your house, if you replace them all, and now you're in hundreds of dollars savings over time.

Aside from that, beside the mentioned benefits of no mercury and a sturdier, less breakable bulb---the LED bulbs give a much richer, more balanced light and these particular ones look much better than the spiral CFLs, in my opinion.

Also these particular lights are fairly omnidirectional, and should work pretty well in all types of fixtures compared with some other LED bulbs.

Thus the reason many of us have been waiting for this to go on sale and the FP status.
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So in summary you save $1.46 over 20 years by switching to led.
Interesting math, but you should also account for the high percentage of CFL failure.
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There's also the fact that CFLs never seem to last as long as they're rated.
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thanks to home depot price mistakes.. my house is 95% led... and my power bill last month was $2.50.. thank you solar!
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I had 17 - 75 watt halogen floods in my basement on 4 different dimmer circuits. I couldn't use cfl because they don't dim well.

I went with 17 - 6 watt LED

the halogens used to get hot as heck, the led's hardly even get warm.

Is reducing consumption by about 1100 watts good? Can someone do the savings math for me?

the lights are on about 4 hours a day
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My TCP Connected smart bulbs were awesome... up until a few weeks ago. One bulb started not auto turning on, then the second stopped. Apparently, the gateway can no longer connect to the bulbs. Lasted about a month and a half.


I might mess with it later, but I've disconnected them and just put an old fashion timer to Cree LED bulbs. Way more reliable.

it might be someone in your house start messing with the switch, when my parents visit my house they got confuse because the light would turn on and off itself, so they kept on messing around with the switch and i think that would kill the bulb.

also check to see if your gateway is too far from the bulb, i think their MAX range is 200 feet
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Interesting math, but you should also account for the high percentage of CFL failure.
easy fix, you don't replace your CFLs now.. you wait till they burn out,, then you replace them with LEDs one at a time

also, 10w is pretty high for an LED (60w equiv)... i would have thought you could get that sort of color/brightness from a 6w or 8w
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Cree bulbs hands down
yep...
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What are you not sure about? Im going off of the information given, not speculation.

If it's only 10 years of life and a cfl lasts that long, then cfl's save you more right now.


What con did I propose with the led's besides flickering? My main argument was that they don't save you a whole lot of money, barely anything, right now.

And not to each their own. I did the math, it's in front of your face. So if you aren't going to give an argument and just hoopla me then save yours and my time.
DUDE: I didn't check your math with my own calculator. Which is why "I'M NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR MATH". You're only con was money. So...as I said...to me, the (many) pros outweigh the 'con' that you brought up (assuming your math is correct). Still, nothing is guaranteed, and lightbulbs (like most electronic/electrical devices) sometimes fail rather quickly...so there are still some 'unknowns' that can't be quantified and/or simplified by mathematical equations like yours.

You're arguing at me about me saying that your only argument (before you edited your post) was money. It's kinda silly that you just admitted as much (besides the flicker...which most people cannot discern). I'm not really sure what your all bent about, beside my saying I wasn't sure your math is correct...which is hardly excuse for the internet equivalent of 'road rage'.

Unless I'm mistaken, you seem like you want to fight, but I will not indulge you in that. Enjoy whatever light solution you choose. I've clarified my position to you, though...and since you've chosen to be disrespectful and argumentative with me, I have no more to say to you. That is unless you decide to carry on a civil and adult conversation with me.
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You won't save tons of money. In fact, you will pay more to run your vehicle to the store to pick these up rather than using the cfl's you already have, if you have them.

The video says you will save $134 over the 20 year life span of the bulb compared to incandescent

So that is 60 watts - 11 watts = 49 watts saved

$134 / 49 watts = $2.73 per watt per 20 years

Now a 60 watt equivalent cfl bulb runs at 13 watts, only 2 watts more than an led.

So 2 x $2.73 = $5.46 saved from switching to an led bulb over 20 years


Now depending on how long you have the lights on per day will determine if it is worth it or not.

You pay $7 for an led bulb and $1.50 for a cfl bulb.

If you have the lights on for 4 hours that is $1.50 for the bulb and you will see 10 years out of a cfl bulbs according to the box (same as the led). Now you need 2 cfl's to make it equivalent to the 20 years of the led so that is $1.50 x $1.50 which is $3 for the cfl bulbs.

Now since you save $5.46 with the led, the cost can either be added to the cfl or subtracted from the led. We'll subtract from the led and compare.

$7 - $5.46 = $1.54 for the led


So in summary you save $1.46 over 20 years by switching to led.

But the bonus is really in no warming times and no mercury in led. Although led's do strobe from what I've read.
Great math but CFLs in my experience don't last more than a year or so in normal usage (i.e. turning on and off many times a day) so you may want to factor that in to the equation. If the LED lasts just 5 years it pays for itself even before electricity savings and gas savings from not having to drive to buy replacements that often.
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it might be someone in your house start messing with the switch, when my parents visit my house they got confuse because the light would turn on and off itself, so they kept on messing around with the switch and i think that would kill the bulb.

also check to see if your gateway is too far from the bulb, i think their MAX range is 200 feet
Naw, I live alone plus those specific lights are not connected to a on/off switch. My gateway is only about 17 feet from the bulbs. It's a small 1 bedroom apartment with a new Wireless N router so the signal is strong.
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I had 17 - 75 watt halogen floods in my basement on 4 different dimmer circuits. I couldn't use cfl because they don't dim well.

I went with 17 - 6 watt LED

the halogens used to get hot as heck, the led's hardly even get warm.

Is reducing consumption by about 1100 watts good? Can someone do the savings math for me?

the lights are on about 4 hours a day
yep that's good. say it costs 20c per 1.1kw. that's 80c per day you're saving
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