On 8/11/2014 6:56 PM, Gary K9GS wrote:
One thing that would be VERY useful when talking about alternatives to
"traditional" bulbs would be to mention both the part numbers of the
bulbs and where they were purchased from.
I have a total of 11 Cree LEDs blubs installed through the house. Two
(sixty watt rated) that are mounted in totally enclosed housings in our
two bath rooms and I have had no problems thus far. The rest are
installed as follows; two (100 watt rated) in bedside tables, two in a
hanging lamps within translucent white glass housings - looks somewhat
like inverted mixing bowels - open bottom 9" diameters. Plus one
installed in the living room's table lamp. Additionally, I have four 60
watt rated blubs installed in a ceiling fan. At this time all my LEDs
been in service less than six months. Time will tell. Thus far I am very
pleased and they are instant on, dimmable and are electrically quiet.
Stores like Home Depot frequently have their own custom manufactured
goods so the "Cree" bulb you buy there might not be the same as the
one you see on the manufacturer's web site.
For some reason, Home Depot only sales these blubs on line. However, you
can arrange at - time of order - to pick them up at their local stores.
I had mine shipped to my home as I live more than fifty miles from their
Single blubs can be purchased at:
You can find them in six pack at a better unit price here:
My orders were delivered in custom packages that were obviously done by
the manufacture and in the case of "six packs" each package was held in
place by custom supports within a well labeled manufacture's carton.
The bulbs are available in two color temperatures 2700º K and 5000º K. I
prefer the soft-white (2700º K) for household use. The 5000º K seems too
harsh for reading and etc, but is quite good for photography as its very
close to bright sunlight.
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