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ducky19

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LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« on: July 23, 2015, 01:51:39 PM »
Noticed that Menards had 3 packs of 60W equivalent LED bulbs (9W) for $7.45 - plus they have 11% rebates going on now. I stocked up and got rid of all of our CF bulbs.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 05:42:46 PM »
Which ones did you get? So many choices online! Ha

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2015, 11:11:38 AM »
I have pretty much skipped CF and went straight to LED.  I have had some trouble with the cheap ones.  Light output on them is usually down.  I have tried many brands over the past 3-4 years but I think the Home Depot brand Cree is the best.  I am willing to pay a little extra for them as light output is superior.

I even had one crazy problem where I replaced the light in the garage door.  The garage door would always work when I came home but if you tried to close it again with the remote like when you are leaving it would never work.  Finally it dawned on me every time it worked the light was always off.  I replaced the el cheapo LED and then the opener worked again all the time.  I ended up putting a lower output Sanyo in there I think and never had anymore problems.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2015, 01:39:50 PM »
switched to all CFLs a long time ago, I would assume the least expensive way to transfer to LEDs is to use up the CFLs first, correct?  Or are LEDs saving so much money, it's worth switching now? 

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 04:16:27 PM »
I would use up the CFLs.  There isn't that big of a jump with LEDs. 

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 06:40:00 PM »
20% savings (9W vs. 13W for 60W equivalent). Plus they are instant on, even in the cold. Plus they have an estimated lifespan of 23 years.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 07:06:38 PM »
Yeah Menards! Is this still going on???

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 08:51:32 PM »
I noticed 60w equivs at my local Walmart for $2.50 each.  You might also look there.  (We don't have Menards around here.)  The projected lifetime is lower than some of the pricier brands, btw, so it may be not much of a difference.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2015, 11:27:43 AM »
Wow Spork, I've been looking and about the cheapest I've seen them in Walmart around here is in the $6 range! I would buy them out at $2.50!

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2015, 12:24:40 PM »
Wow Spork, I've been looking and about the cheapest I've seen them in Walmart around here is in the $6 range! I would buy them out at $2.50!

I believe they are the Wal-Mart "great value" brand. 

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2015, 12:39:56 PM »
I find it amusing the LED packaging compares savings vs traditional incandescent bulbs and not cfls. At least the couple I looked at did.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2015, 01:11:41 PM »
You might be able to find subsidized ones via your electric utility.  I got a gross of CREEs and they had Phillips as well which is nearly as good for reduced/subsidized prices.  Can't remember the price off hand but I know it was the cheapest I've ever seen for CREEs, so I bought like 20.  Still going to use up my CFLs first.  The CFLs don't last all that long in my experience.  Kind of a crap shoot.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2015, 06:50:42 AM »
Here's a link to walmart's website for their 800 lumen 8.5W (60W equivelant) bulbs.  $2.47.  Seems you don't have to pay shipping if either you spend $35 or you have it shipped to a nearby store.

I don't have these, but I have a few that are 800 and 850 lumens.  they are bright enough.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-GVRLA6027ND-Great-Value-LED-Light-Bulb-8.5W-60W-Equivalent-A19-E26-Soft-White/40507614


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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2015, 08:51:57 AM »
Here's a link to walmart's website for their 800 lumen 8.5W (60W equivelant) bulbs.  $2.47.  Seems you don't have to pay shipping if either you spend $35 or you have it shipped to a nearby store.

I don't have these, but I have a few that are 800 and 850 lumens.  they are bright enough.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-GVRLA6027ND-Great-Value-LED-Light-Bulb-8.5W-60W-Equivalent-A19-E26-Soft-White/40507614

Those are the ones they have in my local store.  Same price.  They seem fine to me.  They were replacing 40w incandescent bulbs in a ceiling fixture, so they were brighter than those, obviously. 

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2015, 09:14:25 AM »
switched to all CFLs a long time ago, I would assume the least expensive way to transfer to LEDs is to use up the CFLs first, correct?  Or are LEDs saving so much money, it's worth switching now?

If you switched a long time ago, it is time to go LED for frequently used lights.   Strangely every CFL I've ever used has not lasted a long time and the lighting guy at Home Depot concurred that their lifespan was highly optimistic. 

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2015, 09:01:36 AM »
switched to all CFLs a long time ago, I would assume the least expensive way to transfer to LEDs is to use up the CFLs first, correct?  Or are LEDs saving so much money, it's worth switching now?

If you switched a long time ago, it is time to go LED for frequently used lights.   Strangely every CFL I've ever used has not lasted a long time and the lighting guy at Home Depot concurred that their lifespan was highly optimistic.
You should really think about where the light is going to be used. For the cheaper LEDs heat is a big problem, so if you put them in an enclosed case the lifespan will be very short. Also vibrations are a killer.

Stocking up is not that useful anymore since the lifespan is supposed to be 20+ years. Our kids may grow up and never see one break. This may be the end of all the screwing in a lightbulb jokes. :-)

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2015, 09:10:09 AM »
Bob W said. "This may be the end of all the screwing in a lightbulb jokes. :-)"

If that happens it will be another thing that kids can use to look at us funny, like mentioning 8 tracks, past phones, ame the like.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2015, 10:27:28 AM »
switched to all CFLs a long time ago, I would assume the least expensive way to transfer to LEDs is to use up the CFLs first, correct?  Or are LEDs saving so much money, it's worth switching now?

If you switched a long time ago, it is time to go LED for frequently used lights.   Strangely every CFL I've ever used has not lasted a long time and the lighting guy at Home Depot concurred that their lifespan was highly optimistic.
You should really think about where the light is going to be used. For the cheaper LEDs heat is a big problem, so if you put them in an enclosed case the lifespan will be very short. Also vibrations are a killer.

Did you by chance mean CFL instead of LED?  My super cheap Walmart bulbs are cool to the touch.

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Re: LED 60W equivalent bulbs at Menards
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2015, 12:30:05 PM »
switched to all CFLs a long time ago, I would assume the least expensive way to transfer to LEDs is to use up the CFLs first, correct?  Or are LEDs saving so much money, it's worth switching now?

If you switched a long time ago, it is time to go LED for frequently used lights.   Strangely every CFL I've ever used has not lasted a long time and the lighting guy at Home Depot concurred that their lifespan was highly optimistic.
You should really think about where the light is going to be used. For the cheaper LEDs heat is a big problem, so if you put them in an enclosed case the lifespan will be very short. Also vibrations are a killer.

Did you by chance mean CFL instead of LED?  My super cheap Walmart bulbs are cool to the touch.
Due to better efficiency LED lamps produce less heat. And they are also less capable of dealing with high temperatures. When it is on it will produce some heat. If it is on for a long time and the heat dissipation is not properly designed or manufactured it can fry the electronics.
I don't know about the Home Depot bulbs, my experience is from a few years ago with Chinese import bulbs which got really hot, and lasted only a few months. I guess if they are cool to the touch then they should be ok.