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LOWES Utilitech 27-Watt White Dusk-to-Dawn Security Light 15.99

ActorMikeBiddle 299 September 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM in Home & Home Improvement (2) More Lowes Deals
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Great deal on a security light! They were not marked in the BM store, however they scanned at 15.99.

Utilitech 27-Watt White Dusk-to-Dawn Security Light [lowes.com]
27-Watt White Dusk-to-Dawn Security Light

ENERGY STARĀ® qualified
Built-in automatic light sensor
Durable metal construction
Lights over 307 sq. ft.

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Utilitech lighting is cheap as hell. Fugly too.
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Quote from Lakee911 View Post :
Utilitech lighting is cheap as hell. Fugly too.
This light looks fine and is well made. Perfect security light for certain situations. It's not intended for your front porch.

P.S. thanks for thread crapping!
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Quote from ActorMikeBiddle View Post :
This light looks fine and is well made. Perfect security light for certain situations. It's not intended for your front porch.

P.S. thanks for thread crapping!

He's from Ohio...what do you expect.

GO BLUE !!!
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Bulb Type: Fluorescent
Likely one of the multi-tubes with the square ballast types. If I already had it, I'd modify to use a standard medium socket [lowes.com] and use CFL bulb.
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Quote from ActorMikeBiddle View Post :
This light looks fine and is well made. Perfect security light for certain situations. It's not intended for your front porch.

P.S. thanks for thread crapping!
You've obviously not installed any Utilitech lighting products before, but its probably a good price if you want to have a go at it. They're very cheaply made and made in China too. I've not had good luck with them when it comes to longevity either. Not thread crapping ... just keeping it real. Perhaps I should I put the YMMV on my post...seems to keep the flames at bay. Smilie

Edited to add: Ok, so YMMV. Read: http://www.garagejournal.com/foru...p?t=140553

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GO BLUE !!!
Spinning up the roflcopter, huh? LMAO
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Likely one of the multi-tubes with the square ballast types. If I already had it, I'd modify to use a standard medium socket [lowes.com] and use CFL bulb.

Actually it uses an energy star gu24 socket compact fluorescent bulb. No need to modify.
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Quote from Lakee911 View Post :
You've obviously not installed any Utilitech lighting products before, but its probably a good price if you want to have a go at it. They're very cheaply made and made in China too. I've not had good luck with them when it comes to longevity either. Not thread crapping ... just keeping it real. Perhaps I should I put the YMMV on my post...seems to keep the flames at bay. Smilie

Edited to add: Ok, so YMMV. Read: http://www.garagejournal.com/foru...p?t=140553



Spinning up the roflcopter, huh? LMAO
Obviously you believe everything you read on the internet! The product has a THREE YEAR warranty and the warranty states they will replace with a newer product if necessary . And just an FYI just about everything is made in China, DUH! This product housing is well made and was easy to install.

This is text book thread crapping BTW. You've not purchased this product, and you cannot make blanket statements about a MFG. That's like people who say all cars made by a MFG suck. MFG make good and bad products.
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Ymmv. Lowes is clearing these out. Many stores got rid of them several months back
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Actually it uses an energy star gu24 socket compact fluorescent bulb. No need to modify.
Ewww that's equally as bad since those are priced about the same and are less common at most retailers. That new standard the government is mandating is more trouble than it's worth. I converted all the GU24 lights, that were exchanged for our rentals by a program of the electric company, back to standard medium sockets. Had I knew about them being GU24, I'd decline the program, to save the time and money.
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Had I knew about them being GU24, I'd decline the program, to save the time and money.
Pay now or pay later. You're using more energy using a socket the Edison Invented long before anyone here was born.
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I wonder when the black version [lowes.com] will be on clearance too.

Quote from ActorMikeBiddle View Post :
Pay now or pay later. You're using more energy using a socket the Edison Invented long before anyone here was born.
Your pic of it looks fine. You're sure it's GU24 it seem it may instead be the replacement light is this [lowes.com]?

You probably misunderstood me. GU24 socket by itself doesn't effect energy use, just a simpler "screwing" on/ off. IMO they should make it a 1/2 turn not 1/4. The screwing should be done by the base as it's possible to snap the CFL tube as all the female sockets I've changed weren't smooth. GU24 is just another ballast base standard of CFL and LED bulbs. That's the option of our renters of buying and using incandescent or CFL replacement bulbs. Some like the former regardless of their higher bill.

Every year our electric company has an exchange program of halogen and Edison socket lighting. The new lamps given are GU24 CFL. It's sad they don't just give people free CFL instead of needlessly "recycle" many perfectly fine Edison socket lighting. After every 2 day event, I always see 3 shipping containers full. All to push this needless new standard to phase out the use of incandescent bulbs. It's not like there aren't GU24 to E26 adapters. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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When this thread appeared on 9/5/, I was not able to get this light. Just came from a local Lowe's, and one unit was available, marked $15.99, so I purchased same. All in all, relatively speaking, it's pretty close to a bargain. Thanks, and repped.
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nothing in stock within 100 miles of me in northern NJ
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