Quality LED Bulbs for Low Voltage Lighting


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Old 06-12-20, 09:09 AM
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Quality LED Bulbs for Low Voltage Lighting

Volt manufacturers their lifetime LED bulbs for $15 but I can pick up LED bulbs on Amazon for $3-4 bucks all day long. I know LED will diminish over time but that's nearly a 400% price increase. What are some quality bulbs or should I just verify Amazon reviews?
 
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Way to little information to answer. I use LED florescent retro fits in ceiling fixtures, very happy with them
I use 120 watt LED's in recessed cans with covers, still works good. (A17, regular screw in bulb)
I put corn LED's in the back up light on my FORD and HATE THEM. They TWINKLE and will be replaced. Barely more light than stock.
 
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Old 06-12-20, 09:35 AM
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What is 'corn'? What additional information is necessary? I would typically just verify reviews but LEDs could be great at first and then all dim a few years in and the reviews wouldn't reflect that. So, I was wondering what manufacturers to consider.
 
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Old 06-12-20, 09:40 AM
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That is a tough question to answer, beyond initial seller who knows where the actual lights come from other than China!

But I agree, I replaced some 8' garage florescent bulbs 2 years ago and they are fine, some smaller "cooler" style lights have already been replaced.

 
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Old 06-12-20, 09:47 AM
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The garage LEDs only lasted 2 years? That seems premature? That could be bad luck I guess.

It sounds like I will just go to Amazon and find a good quality LED rather than pay for 40 bulbs at 400% price increase.
 
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That could be bad luck I guess
Yes, but it was 2 sets of 4 lights from 2 different sellers although the lights them self looked identical, again probably all back to the same cheap manufacturer!
 
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Old 06-12-20, 10:41 AM
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Is it noticeable when they start to fail/dim?
 
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Corn lamps have lamps all around the cylinder and top. The reviews I read said good things, however a year later they twinkle and have lost lumens. Not like they had an over abundance in the beginning. They fit bayonet style plugs.
I bought LED 4 footers from Costco one is in a fixture that turns on every time my garage door opens. Going on 3 years and working fine. I think they were Lights of America.
ALL LAMPS, degrade over time. Does not matter the type.
Doing research on Amazon is almost fool hearty. The vendors change the names and specs almost at will.
One big thing that I have discovered a lot of the China junk is not listed by any safety standard in North America.
UL, CSA or even ETL. I am partial to products that have been tested by a third party and have met the specs claimed and pose no safety danger.
I bought some sticky backed LED squares for my RV lights. They worked great and when I bought the new RV I discovered I could replace the fixture almost as cheap as the LED's and get a new clear lens.
 
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It sounds like a roll of the dice. I'll stick with ones with legit reviews and have safety standard and hope for the best. I doubt Volt is building their bulbs in US.
 
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Do you mean Volt actually sells their fixtures with no bulbs ?
What model bulb do they use ?
 
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Old 06-15-20, 10:39 PM
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They sell integrated and bulb ready fixtures that they manufacturer. Iím sure itís outsourced to China but maybe design is in-house.
 
 

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