LED light bulbs from Dollar Tree...


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Old 01-01-19, 05:56 PM
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LED light bulbs from Dollar Tree...

I saw them today and wondered how they might compare to brand names. I looked on ebay this evening and surprisingly, I could not find any LED bulbs at under $1 for bulb.

Thoughts on buying them from DT?
 
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Old 01-01-19, 06:01 PM
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You should buy a couple and let us know how they stack up.
 
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Old 01-01-19, 07:32 PM
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It's a crap shoot! We sell Philpis brand, and SATCO's. For the most part the Phillpis brand do hold up longer but not always. LED's will never last as long as the advertising says. And just like an incandescent bulb, repeated cycling on and off will reduce longevity. And sometimes you just get a bad unit.
 
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Old 01-02-19, 07:15 AM
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Do you guys know how to tell if the bulb has the smaller threads (to be used in a night light or window candle for instance)? Some ebay listings are confusing...should I look for a specific number like Exx?
 
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would look for e12 or candelabra
 
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Okay, thank you..........
 
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Old 01-03-19, 11:14 AM
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I think all LED bulbs are made in China, regardless of whose brand name is on the label. One thing I've noticed is that as the prices of LED bulbs have come down greatly, so has the rated lifetime. Some of my older (and pricier) LED's were rated for 25,000 hours. I recently noticed some no-name LED bulbs at the home store for about a buck apiece, but the rated life was only 4,000 hours. Still four times better than incandescents, but nowhere as good as CFL's.


On a related note, I thought the manufacture and sale of traditional incandescents in the usual 40/60/100 watt configurations has been illegal for some time, but our local home improvement store is still selling GE-branded (but made in China) conventional incandescents. These are old style incandescents, not halogens.
 
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Old 01-03-19, 01:42 PM
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Special;y bulbs such as 3 ways are still allowed, but I think there is a time limit.
 
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Old 01-03-19, 05:25 PM
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They are likely still available because there is much less demand for 3 way bulbs than single wattage bulbs. Incandescent are not outright banned, it is just that incandescent bulbs do not meet the lumen per watt requirement. There are halogen lamps that appear the same as old style incandescent, but meet the lumen per watt requirement.

Other special bulbs are exempt for the requirement.
 
 

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