EcoSmart LED A19 40 Watt Equivalent Light Bulb

EcoSmart LED A19 40 Watt Equivalent Light Bulb , originally uploaded by red b power.

Product: EcoSmart LED A19 40 Watt Equivalent Light Bulb
Source: Home Depot
Price: $18.47 each
Rating: Strong Recommend*

Nutshell Review: Good form and function. This might be IT!

A few cool things about the EcoSmart LED A19 40 Watt Equivalent Light Bulb :

A few cool things about the EcoSmart LED A19 40 Watt Equivalent Light Bulb :

  • The shape: A19 refers to the shape of the bulb: it is the standard household bulb shape that will fit everywhere your inefficient old incandescents once reigned. And it does so with a smooth profile—not the spiral eyesore of the CFL.
  • The color: This bulb has a color temp of 3000K that casts a neutral, honest light (not too yellow or blue).
  • Dimmable: Unlike CFL’s, this bulb is dimmable. It dims smoothly without flickering or humming. Loved that, allowing for lots of control over mood and lighting in different rooms and at different times of day.

 

These are just the factors that are obvious.  One other strong point that can’t be seen initially is the high efficiency of this bulb. The $18 price tag may seem shocking, but the bulb is said to last 46 YEARS! If that proves to be true, imagine the decrease in material consumption and waste from simply switching over to LEDs! Add to that the fact that LEDs contain no mercury (better for the environment at the end of that 46-year life) and that legislation is phasing out U.S. production of incandescents by 2014 and LED’s seem a no-brainer for the future.

One eensy issue with this bulb is that it doesn’t cast light downward (like when used upright in a table lamp) to the degree that incandescents and CFLs do because of the amount of material at the base of the bulb. You can see the amount of material in the photo at the top.  That, however, is a minor inconvenience for a trade-off of high efficiency, dimmability, and excellent color rendition in our book. What about yours?

Have you ever tried LED A19 bulbs as replacements for incandescents or CFLs in your home? What has your experience been? Please share in the comments below!

If you want more reviews for the EcoSmart LED A19 40 Watt go, here.

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small electrical contractor offering low and high voltage services for businesses, people, and places especially in the South Georgia area. View all posts by redbpower

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