Torn between two LED lights

Old 02-24-14, 09:56 PM
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Torn between two LED lights

I'm selecting LED lights to replace two 150w flood lights(br40). These are the two LEDs I have narrowed down:
Link 1: Philips | 13W LED PAR38, Bright White | Home Depot Canada
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Philips 100W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb-432195 at The Home Depot

The LEDs with be used in a long hall way in the 2 recessed down lights, one on each end.
Old 02-27-14, 07:35 PM
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PAR38 for sure

If as you say they will be used in recessed cans in a hallway, there's no question you should pick the PAR38 to replace the BR40. I've tried the phlips A19 and A21 in a downlight application and it just doesnt compare. It's really designed optimally for a table lamp and that middle portion without any LEDs on the A bulb is going to create less light where as the PAR38 will for sure distribute 4-5 times higher lux at the same point below the can.

Another option is to look for a BR40 or BR30 LED considering that is what you originally had in there. The wide diffuse light is what you may want and BR's will provide that. Here are some options:

TCP 85W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) BR40 Dimmable LED Flood Light Bulb-RLBR4014W27KD at The Home Depot

Philips 423756 14.5-Watt (75-Watt) BR40 LED Indoor Flood Light Bulb, Dimmable - : Cree 9.5-Watt (65W) Soft White (2700K) BR30 Dimmable LED Flood Light Bulb : Led Household Light Bulbs : Home Improvement

Tuwago B3-12DPRO 12-watt BR30 Flood LED Lamp -

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