Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1
Rated 4 out of 5Â by fuscia Super Bright
These are super bright and more a giant Christmas light bulb than a traditional light bulb. It is an excellent option for lighting where you do not see the actual bulb. Otherwise about half the bulb is solid plastic. I decided to put mine on the front porch, where I replaced 4 traditional incandescent candelabra bulbs. I keep my porch light on from sundown to sunup, so I know I'm burning a lot of kilowatts doing this. I'm hoping these will reduce my energy consumption, but still keep my porch lit up at night. This spectrum (5000K) is a little too bright for me. It is the brightest spectrum this brand makes. At this brightness the bulb is more glaring than it is illuminating. This is OK for now, I'll probably get the soft bulbs eventually. I'm hoping these bulbs are so blinding that any possible intruder would be deterred just by it's sheer police like luminosity. I am happy with it. Because it's more of a bright haze, it doesn't bleed in through the blinds as much as the incandescent bulbs do. I like that they are dimmable, but don't have dimmer switches yet. They do get pretty warm, but not so hot that you can't touch them like the incandescents did with 5 minutes. These would also be easy to connect to a separate solar power set up. Since LEDs use so little energy, they are perfect for people using renewable energy. I'm considering taking my porch lights off the grid and running them off a simple solar/battery set up. Just one of the options now available thanks to LED technology. At the very least, I should see some saving on my energy bill. As far as color temperatures go, it's a matter of personal preference. I personally find that a warm glow is more inviting than the cold brightness of the 5000K spectrum. But since I don't spend much time on my porch, I'm not really concerned. I'll take the savings.
August 28, 2014