It is a subsidized deal, as all these cheap Costco bulb deals are. OP, please add YMMV to thread title so we know it's not a national deal.
SD really needs to have a "regional deals" board...
As others mentioned, doesn't appear to be regional...got 'em in central Texas. Also doesn't appear to be a 'deal', other than the little asterisk on the price sticker...meaning that item won't be restocked soon(IIRC).
Anyway, as mentioned, we need greater output for most of our can lights AND DW has gotten comfy with the more 'flush mount' look of the retrofit-fixtures vs a lamp visible inside the cans. Looks like a few more $20-25 fixtures for ME !
Put my whole house with this. And the 75 replacements once. They are ok, had to replace 4-5 of them via fiet warranty, but warranty is not too bad. Just to you guys know they dont work with all dimmers, my insteon dimmers have some issues.
Higher CRI is worthless when adding multiple lights to a home.
Unless you're looking for professinal photography stage, CRI's is the way to go.
Otherwise, around 80 is fine.
Higher CRI is not worthless for home applications...the "effective" lighting from higher CRI comes from broader coverage of the visible spectrum, resulting in more light actually reaching your retina, generally speaking. Even if your home is filled with lights ~80 CRI, AND you assume different lights contain different mixtures of phosphors such that the wavelengths will effectively overlap so as to more completely cover the spectrum (higher effective CRI), light intensity diminishes inversely square to the distance from the point source, so even two lamps separated by as little as 15-20 feet will only marginally subsidize each other, unless a given object to be viewed is equidistant (or nearly so) to both sources, which is statistically and practically unlikely. Having high CRI bulbs installed in each fixture will nearly guarantee both increased depth of view, color accuracy, and perceived "brightness".
* Ideally, using various brands of high CRI bulbs would be best, and for the reference...photographers/printers/video experts always rely on specialized incandescent lighting or preferably sunlight, as they have a CRI of 100.
* Not all CRI ratings are equal...despite having similar CRIs, two bulbs may have very different perceived colors, as although they may technically cover the spectrum to a degree to earn their rating, the intensities of wavelengths covered may be notably skewed. The best practice is to simply try a bulb out and see how one personally interprets the color rendering.
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