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Change nothing but the bulb - these LED bulbs will seamlessly replace your current bulbs - incandescent or compact fluorescent - without the need to install specialists hardware.
These bulbs are classified as "Warm White" with a colour-temperature of 2700K.
• Use indoors only
• Use in open fittings only
I was pleased to see that there are now light bulbs available which are both long life and inexpensive. Previously I have paid high prices for bulbs that are supposed to be economical to run and last for years, but have been disappointed in the design. Most of them seem to have trendy twists and loops in the glass which may look pretty but are difficult to clean. I have a small verandah (enclosed) which attracts every kind of insect when the light is on, and of course that means in turn that the spiders move in and get creative with their weaving.
So it has been a delight during these last few days to see the light glowing with so far not a sign of a cobweb to spoil its lines - but even when one does appear it will be so easy to clean it off again. The bulb design is simple and attractive, similar to an old fashioned style of bulb but rounder. Although the verandah is hardly the most aesthetically beautiful part of my home (being a mainly utilitarian back entrance sort of place) it is enhanced considerably by its new lighting and has already been the subject of comment from a friend who noticed it immediately.
Apart from the clean design, I am also impressed by the performance so far. It is much brighter than any other light I have used of similar power (60 watt equivalent), and, unlike others, it reaches full strength immediately. I am used to a delay in the timing so it is rewarding, to find that there is a good quality light as soon as the switch is turned on. Being an impatient sort of person, I like things to happen when I am ready and in this respect the light certainly delivers.
I will be interested to see how long the bulb lasts. The package states that it has a 15,000 hour life so I have worked out that it should last me around two years if I have it on continuously the whole time. But the reality is that I would probably have it on for a maximum of two hours a day in winter, and rarely in summer. At that rate it will probably outlive me so it will be something my children may have to monitor! Either way it is an intriguing thought. (Incidentally, an LED bulb I paid around $12 for a couple of years ago and which was supposed to last a similar length of time was burned out in around 11 months.)
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