Looking for good LED replacement for 60w G9


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Old 05-12-16, 08:18 PM
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Looking for good LED replacement for 60w G9

The only things I've found online seem to be no name China specials on eBay. I'm a bit skeptical. Has anybody seen one from a real manufacturer?
 
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Old 05-13-16, 04:32 AM
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Almost all light bulbs are made in Asia. Look for a name brand such as GE, Philips, Westinghouse. Look for lumins not wattage. Lumins is the amount of light or candle power. Wattage is what you pay the power company to light the bulb. Look for color! @7000K (soft white) is similar to an incandescent bulb (yellowish type of light). 47000k (daylight) is similar to florescent light (typically used at a work station)

edit...did not notice the G9 spec. Don't know if an LED is made with that base. If so then the same suggestions apply.
 
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Old 05-13-16, 09:11 PM
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That's the problem. From what I've seen G9 led from known brands come in 3 or 5w which is not a replacement for a 60w halogen. On eBay and aliexpress you can find 12 and 18w g9 leds which give the equivalent lumen output but I'm not sure of the quality.
 
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Old 05-14-16, 04:42 AM
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I found a 60 watt equivalent at HD. It's FEIT brand. Not the best but they are becoming popular.

Feit Electric 60-Watt Halogen G9 Dimmable Light Bulb-BPQ60/G9 - The Home Depot

For the price it's worth the trial and error. Does it meet your lumins requirement?
 
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I think you sent me the wrong link. That is a 60w bulb, not a LED.
 
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Norm, I think the 7000K would be a bright daylight and 4000 or under would be the soft white similar to incandescents.

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I think you sent me the wrong link. That is a 60w bulb, not a LED.
Yes, you're correct. I was not reading it correctly. Sorry.

Bud, Yes, you also are correct. I got it backwards.

Too early in the morning. I got it wrong on both items.
 
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Thinking at that hours is not required .

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Old 05-14-16, 07:51 PM
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How about this? 120 Lumens

https://www.earthled.com/products/fe...iant=472188585

Or this

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-...LED-COB-9W-AC-220V-G4-G9-E14-led-Lamp-Replace-60W-halogen-lamp/32656829267.html?spm=2114.40010308.4.8.kvaxVw

What you want is something in the 600 to 800 Lumens range to equal a 60 watt incandescent. I don't think any animal like this exist at the moment.
 
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Actually it does. But its all no-name aliexpress stuff. I don't know whether to trust it. If it were a philips or a ge or an osram id buy it in a second but their stuff only seems to be 3 - 7 watts.

This is compounded by the fact that the no name eBay LED is NINE times more expensive that a PHILLIPS halogen..
 
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If you are having trouble finding the exact bulb then why not replace the whole fixture? I bought these for a hallway and closets and they give off plenty of light here is a link to them Lithonia Lighting Versi Lite White LED Mini Flushmount (4000K)-FMML 7 840 - The Home Depot . Here though is a link to Bulb America and and a search I did on their website https://www.bulbamerica.com/search?s...ntPage=1&tags= I looked only for g9 led replacements.

I have only used Bulb America once and the bulbs I bought for a range hood were terrific but that however is not an endorsement. I did find that they were a bit higher in price for the mini flood that I needed for the range hood but the quality was good. So best to shop around a bit before buying. I think if memory serves me right that actually a dealer on Amazon.com had a lower price at the time. The price wasn't that much a difference at the time and prices fluctuate a bit on bulbs. At the time too I was in a hurry so convenience mattered most.
 
 

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