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GE LED 10W Soft White, BR30, Dimmable, 4pk Clearance - Walmart B&M YMMV $4

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Brickseek shows plenty of stock, but prices vary from $4 - $7.

Questionable reviews, but only because they don't dim properly. If you need the bulbs to dim, these probably aren't for you. I'm not using them with dimmers, so a non-issue for me.

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My Walmart has tons of these. Grabbed 2 the other day.
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Is this a good price for LED bulbs? Is $1/bulb the going rate nowadays for LED's? TIA
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Is this a good price for LED bulbs? Is $1/bulb the going rate nowadays for LED's? TIA
Seems like a good price. I just paid $16 or $18 for a 6-pack at Home Depot.
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Do I need to have dimmable switch to dim/bright these? Sorry noob here on these... And are these dimmable switches easy to replace standard switches?
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Do I need to have dimmable switch to dim/bright these? Sorry noob here on these... And are these dimmable switches easy to replace standard switches?
yeah, you need a dimmer in the wall, these aren't smart bulbs.

if you're comfortable with electrical work, no they're not hard to change in the wall; although if it's a box with a bunch of switches it can be a pain to get the wires to lay nicely/safely in the box after you've swapped the wires to the new switch. if you question your ability to do it at all, have somebody else do it... it's not worth risking leaving a ground where it could hit a hot terminal or something similar.
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Brickseek shows plenty of stock, but prices vary from $4 - $7.

Questionable reviews, but only because they don't dim properly. If you need the bulbs to dim, these probably aren't for you. I'm not using them with dimmers, so a non-issue for me.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-LED.../190330838
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inv...=190330838
reviews on "dimmability" (yeah, i'm going to make that a word...) are always questionable... too many variables with switch types and their own ability to properly dim an LED bulb, number of bulbs in the circuit on the switch also has variable results on certain switches/bulbs. it's a crap shoot unfortunately with most every switch, pretty annoying.

that said, seems like a good price... but i hate these bulk packages, it's so hard to tell if the bulbs are the same as other bulbs in GEs lineup. but these certainly don't seem to be the same bulbs as the Reveal line which have 700 lumens at 10 watts.
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yeah, you need a dimmer in the wall, these aren't smart bulbs.

if you're comfortable with electrical work, no they're not hard to change in the wall; although if it's a box with a bunch of switches it can be a pain to get the wires to lay nicely/safely in the box after you've swapped the wires to the new switch. if you question your ability to do it at all, have somebody else do it... it's not worth risking leaving a ground where it could hit a hot terminal or something similar.
Thanks, I'll pass, can live without dimming👍👍
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Thanks, I'll pass, can live without dimming👍👍
On a standard switch, these work like regular bulbs. You don't need a dimmer switch to use these.
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I installed 5 of these LEDs into a stand alone lamp stand that has room for five bulbs. The stand has a dimmer knob. At full brightness, it lights up the whole room. But for dimming there's an audible buzzing noise and on the lower dim setting, one of the bulbs goes out and the other bulbs start to flicker. Is this an indication of the quality of these LEDs?
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