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3-Pack Utilitech 85W Equivalent White Dimmable LED Recessed Downlight

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Lowe's has 3-Pack Utilitech 85W Equivalent White Dimmable LED Recessed Downlight (MQTL1113-L10.5K9027) on sale for $9.98. Select free store pickup where available to save on shipping. Thanks gamercubed

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This deal has been active since Friday but I still don't see it posted and it seems really slick to me. Comes to $3.33/bulb.

2700k temperature, 650 lumens, 5/6" retro-fit.

Note: as has been pointed out in comments, the "85 watt equivalent" appears to be a mistake. The product box itself does not mention this, but does confirm the 650 lumens, so these are more like 60w equivalent.

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LED or nothing. Pass
These are LED...
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i agree 100% that color makes your house feel like you are at grandma house
I don't know why they even sell this color temperature in LED, do people really like their house to look yellow?
I was happy when alternatives to the traditional incandescent started coming out in the 90's as I always found indoor lighting made things look weird and unnatural compared to the colors I see outdoors.
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What 100w-equivalent LED bulbs only draw 10.5w, and how much are they? 10.5w may not be industry-leading for this brightness, but it's not that crazy (for a comparison, here's a comparable Cree model [homedepot-static.com]).

FWIW, I have some older Utilitech Pro downlights like these which are still going strong in my kitchen after several years. Those are 700 lumens and draw 13w. I have no complaints with their light output or coloration (they were actually a significant upgrade in brightness over the ageing 60w incandescents they replaced, and seemed a bit cooler in comparison). These are at least more efficient than those, and at a little over $3/ea, I can live with a bit more power consumption over time in exchange for a much lower up-front outlay.
The better LED bulbs produce 100lm/watt or better. They're around, but go on sale less often. That's my ironclad minimum standard for purchase. At 10.5w, that would make 1050lm, not 650.

But ya, I did get a little carried away in my rant. The old 100w incandescents made 1400-1600lm.

TBH, I've been dismayed trying to find any of these modular units with decent bulbs inside. For best efficiency, it seems one has to buy the bulb and fixture separately.

People mostly don't realize that electrical costs run ~$1/watt/year for continuous operation. And that's at $0.114/kw-hr -- most markets are higher than that now.

So let's say you use 6 of those 700lm bulbs 6 hrs/day on average. Your yearly cost is $19.50 (if you pay 11.4¢/kw-hr). Replace with 100lm/watt bulbs and save $9/year. It's easy to see that over time, small savings on bulb costs become insignificant. Also that better quality bulbs over time pay dividends in money you didn't have to pay for electricity while enjoying the same lighting.
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I have these ready for pickup to use in my house remodel but the color temp just wont be good for a more modernish house, white cabinets and such...bought some RGBW smart bulbs off ebay instead for about 8.50 a piece instead and will be able to dial in color temp as i want
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Anyone have them hooked up to a dimmer? Do they buzz?
I bought these Black Friday to avoid flickering I get from standard LED bulbs and LED floods. They still flicker when dishwasher runs. They are on a dimmer switch. I have not noticed a buzz (but will pay more attention now).
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I bought these Black Friday to avoid flickering I get from standard LED bulbs and LED floods. They still flicker when dishwasher runs. They are on a dimmer switch. I have not noticed a buzz (but will pay more attention now).
I bought them today and tested it out with my dimmer and did not hear any buzzing. The flickering you are probably experiencing is from the voltage drop when the dishwasher is pulling power.
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I bought them today and tested it out with my dimmer and did not hear any buzzing. The flickering you are probably experiencing is from the voltage drop when the dishwasher is pulling power.
why would the dishwasher be on the same circuit as the lights? i don't disagree with you if it's only when the DW runs, but something is not wired "correctly"
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I know it is preference, but what color bulb are people going with these days?
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LED or nothing. Pass
These are LED.
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Wow, I was an early adopter of led down lights and remember when they cost $50 each at 1000bulbs.com. They were so specialized they weren't available at brick and mortar stores. And their compatibility with light switches sucked. I had so much trouble mating my Cree lights with a Lurton maestro. It would work fine in some rooms but in most others, they'd flicker like mad or not turn on for 10 min after I clicked on.
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Easy to install? Any ideas how to cut the drywall
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Easy to install? Any ideas how to cut the drywall
I prefer a butter knife.
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Easy to install? Any ideas how to cut the drywall
These are designed to install in an existing housing not as a stand-alone.
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