Enviro-Bulb LED Dimmable Light Bulb-6 Pack


I did some temp work at Lowe’s all around Texas at the end of last year - ceiling fan displays. Replaced all the bulbs with LEDs. A few of the stores we ended up going back to for other projects and within 3-4 month time span, a lot of those bulbs were burned out already. Granted they are on 12+ hours everyday but I expected more. Seems to me that it is going to be a racket.

You are probably talking about Switch Lighting’s bulbs. Unfortunately they just went out of business. Hopefully somebody will fill that void. I bought some of their bulbs on clearance for $12 about a month ago. They are great and beautiful, but not at the $45 they originally cost.

I would replace the CFL’s with LEDs as they burn out (don’t replace a functioning CFL). The price of LED lights will only get cheaper and the quality better, so the longer you wait the better the deal. The first LED bulbs were absolutely awful.
Another thing to be aware of is that switch cycles dramatically reduce the life expectancy of CFLs but NOT LED lights. If you are like me, you will find that in places where the light doesn’t stay on for prolonged periods of time constantly, but is switched on/off numerous times, CFLs will burn out in only a year or so.

This is not a good price.
I have bought a bunch of the new Phillip’s bulbs at HD recently here in OK for less than $6 each. Those are 60watt equivalent dimmable bulbs. the ones that look like a regular bulb but flat. They work great and use only 10 watts of power. Same brightness as original 60watt incandescents they replaced. Color is the same as well.

The amount of engineering that went into this bulb is insane. The omni-directional light output is the closest to an incandescent bulb that I’ve ever seen.

They run very cool yet output mre lumens compared to some of the “Cheaper” LED lamps on the market and their dimability is very robust.

Silly, silly, silly. $11 is not that bad!!! Compared to 50 cents for an incandescent?? These ONLY pay if you use them many hours each day. How many bulbs do you have on for 5 or 6 hours every day? As far as bulb life, how do you know these will last that long? Low price LEDs and crappy manufacturing MAY reduce life significantly. Now tell me what was wrong with the incandescents???

That is very interesting, glubash - HD sells the Cree bulbs for $6.97 in Atlanta.

I just picked up dimmable LED three packs at Costco for $7.49 a pack. I filled 30 bulbs of track lighting for $75.

So … I’m not too impressed with this deal, let’s just say.

No buzzing, unless you’re a beekeeper

Best Buy Deal of the Day with free shipping - cheaper, different brand, similar specs…


“Soft white”? Soft white is 2700K. 3000K is warm white.

Personally, I find the light from those bulbs to be horrible. We put them in my daughter’s room, and the bulb made her skin look grey. She looked sick. I had to buy Philips 60W-equivalent LEDs instead, which to me have a better light. They are more expensive though.

On the other hand, I took all the CREE bulbs and put them in the basement and garage, where the quality of light isn’t critical.

I’ve also had candelabra bulbs where the quality of light was horrible. Based on these experiences, I buy one bulb and try it before I buy others.

Where I live, the Home Depots have subsidized LED lights, but competitor’s stores have full price LED lights. For instance, I can buy a 100W equivalent Philips light for about $17/bulb, and that same light is around $30 at other stores.

To my eyes, the Philips bulbs are the best in terms of quality of light. Other bulbs (even marked with the same color temperature) produce a horrid quality of light.

I have to agree with what everyone is saying about the Cree bulbs at HD. They now have 75 and 100 watt equivalent that are great. No delay when they turn on and they really do look just like incandescent bulbs.

Unfortunately I can’t comment on these specific LED bulbs for you, but I did just purchase ~20 Cree 60W equivalent LEDs, which are also dimmable. About 50% of those dimmed without buzzing, and the other half had varying degrees of loudness of buzzing. So extrapolating on that very limited data (and a different brand, albeit one of the leaders in LEDs), I’d say proceed with caution!

Pass on these. You can get cheaper LED bulbs at IKEA and at Home Depot. Prices have dropped quite a bit recently , but they will drop more in the near future. If you can wait, you will save money. I recently moved to a new place and replaced all the PAR38 blubs with new LEDs from Home Depot. HD had just droped the price down to $14, so I grabbed a bunch. The light is a bit more intense at the source, but otherwise the color and dispersion is really good.

Screw this. Why isn’t the output listed on the first page? Do I really have to click all over the place to find it?

If I am just blind and it was there, please forgive me but the internet wastes enough of my time. I am cracking down. Don’t give me paragraphs and paragraphs of hype. “Just the facts mam”, Jack Web.

Can these be used in an outlet with a standard rheostat installed for dimming? I know some of the early LED bulbs required a specific type of rheostat.

Okay, so maybe I’m a tightwad, but I figured that people were not including the cost of throwing away a perfectly good bulb. So, I replaced my high-use incandescents with CFLs, and then used the still good incandescents to replace burned-out bulbs until I ran out, then started buying CFLs.

Right now, I’m in the same cycle. I have a couple of LED lights I’m using in critical locations, but I still have a few CFLs to burn out before I start buying more LED’s.

The advantage of LED over CFL to me is the instant-on. Good CFLs get to about 90% of their brightness in about half a second. Cheap ones like I buy are more like 50% after one second. Not good for entry and hallway lights, IMO.

For what it’s worth, I switched from a single tube 8’ fluorescent to a 40" Cree linear LED light when the ballast on the former died. Expensive, yes, but not having to deal with 8’ glass tubes is worth quite a bit to me.