dealsled bulbs from google and f.i.r.s.t. (cree leds…

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Do you know if the code only works for a single bulb, or if it will work for the $105 six-pack? 7W is better than most, closer to true 60W incandescent, according to reviews.

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The code works for all of the packages, 1 as well as 6 or 30.

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I have replaced most of the lights around my house with these LEDs, they are great! About a year ago I bought one from home-depot to try, and it was horrible, but these e-watt savers from Boston Robotics are awesome, cheaper than most others AND support local S.T.E.M. education.

Note that LED bulbs are directional, light only comes out towards the front and sides, not backwards, so if you put it in a traditional lamp it will light upwards... for most applications it's not a problem.

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I replaced a 40W bulb on our porch with one of these Boston Robotics ones, it is almost too bright for that porch, and uses less than 1/4 of the energy! So cool!

Perhaps the best reason to switch to these is in order to replace CCFL lights with ones that don't have mercury in them (See: http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup.html), and are virtually unbreakable (I dropped one from a ladder, by accident. Not even a scratch!)

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I just got 30 of these for $11 per bulb with the 'woot' coupon, what a deal!!!

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In for 30. Great find, especially with the coupon

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Thank you all for ordering bulbs from Boston Robotics, these bulbs help our schools and communities across the country.

Please "+1" this deal page, so more people see it. This is the lowest price these bulbs are sold anywhere!

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These are 60W equivalent bulbs, and they consume 7W.

Light output is 450 Lumens

NO mercury, NO lead, NO special disposal requirements.

Average life 10,000 hours

Lasts 9.1 years with normal use.

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As a former F.I.R.S.T. Robotics councilor, I can assure you this is supporting a fantastic program.

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What is the color of the light that is cast? Anything close to natural/sun light or are they more like traditional incandescent bulbs?

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If you click on Paypal, the "discount" is already applied? The prices change to 25% lower whenever you pay through Paypal. Anyone else experiencing the same thing (I'm a little handicapped since my work seems to block the Google check-out).

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@soccerkrzy: There were a lot of people calling for something other than google-checkout, so they added a paypal option. However, paypal does not support coupons, so the discount already applies if you're coming from woot.

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damn it! light bulbs might as well be made by Apple. Every time you upgrade, they release a "new and improved" version that everyone "must have". i finally replaced my Cans with CFL's and now im suppose to change my CFL's out to LED. screw that, i'm going old school. Candles, here i come

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@ndcouch: LOL!

One thing candles have in common with CFLs is that they are both dangerous for small children.

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@mcgs999: According to the packaging pictured on the product page, the color of the light is 2700K (light color is measured in "degrees Kelvin"). 2700K is comparable to a typical "warm white" flourescent bulb.

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@mcgs999: @gwk1967 is correct, these bulbs are 2700K, which means they are yellowish-white.

This article is great: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_temperature

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@gwk1967: 2700k is more of a yellow hue. hte other popular range is up around 6500-7000k, which is a much whiter, cleaner more sterile look. when thinking of 2700k imagine a nice warm cozy wood paneled den or living room. when you think of 6500k imagine a bright well light lab or modern kitchen or something like that. higher temps are good for bathrooms and stuff like that. lower temps are good for lounging areas.

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@greenshopping: GOOD. If there's one thing we need less of, it's living in a padded bubble with a helmet on. Kids need to hurt themselves to learn not to be STUPID.
I'm of the opinion that over-protection is one of the reasons we have Justin Bieber, and the associated fanbase... not that being morons would have killed them off early, but that the stimuli of pain enforcing 'don't be a moron' would have curtailed it sharply, along with reducing the pervasive sense of entitlement that seems to be a hallmark of the current youth.

That said, I'm in for a couple of these; I've been interested for a while, and these are reasonably enough priced (and supporting a good cause otherwise) to get my wallet open.

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Eek... I don't like the yellowish-white look... Is there any other options to get the 6500K-7000K bulbs?

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@ndcouch: I was just using the term flourescent manufacturers use to describe their bulbs, in case mcgs999 was familiar with the "warm white" look. Personally, I would call it "orangeish-white".

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@deeveeance: You're not alone, many others have requested a 'cool white' option. However, the vast majority of people actually hate 'cool white' since it gives the feel of an office or hospital. 'warm white' is very close to the light produced by a regular incandescent bulb.

In a few months F.I.R.S.T. will introduce more bulb options, maybe one of them will be a 'cool white' bulb.

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I'm colorblind. Will I notice a difference compared to CFCs? I like the idea of these bulbs, but I'm one of the few who has no problems with CFCs and have no reason to rush out and replace them, even if these are a good deal.

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I prefer cool white bulbs. my eyes have a hard time with high contrast items (like black text on white background, they look blurry to me) and I have found this is worse in yellowish light than in cool white light.

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Does anybody know if these will work with a dimmer switch?

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@sinner3k: The box says "non dimmable". Someone posted that these work with their dimmers but I tried two different dimmers and both of them did not dim the bulb at all.

Also some X-10 dimmers and lamp assorted need a hack to make them work.

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@greenshopping: Thanks for the info. I would probably order more if they were, but as is, I'll probably pick up a few.

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am i missing something? It comes up 18.90 with shipping, not 13. is there a free shipping code too?

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Don't be too quick to make blanket statements about warm-white versus cool-white lighting. The most attractive correlated color temperature for your lighting depends heavily on how many watts and lumens you're lighting with. The brighter your light source, to higher the CCT should be.

2700K Warm White is probably the most natural looking option for a fairly dim 40-watt equivalent lamp like this one. 5000K-6500K Daylight White versions of this lamp will work well if you have a lot of them, like a half dozen of them in a bathroom.

Yellowish warm-white light that's too bright, and bluish cool-white light that's too dim, both look awful. You need to match the whiteness with the brightness.

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In for three. Suck on that, NYSEG!

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@ndcouch: it's funny how much people hate the fact technology moves forward these days.

What a country...

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@enantiodromia: I love LED lamps,
I can't stand that 'THEY' pushed inferior CFL lamps on the country when much better LEDs were just around the corner.

"Lets save the world with CFLs*"

*hope your great grandkids don't mind cleaning up all that household mercury we left for them

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Rated to last 9.1 years under "normal use", but only offers a 1 year limited warranty? I wonder what "normal use" means? It's also rated at 10,000 hours. Used 24/7 (and I do have some bulbs in my house that do that for certain reasons) that gives you approximately 14 months of continual use before it may start to crap out. I dunno. I've got CFLs under 24/7 use that have hit the four year mark already. $3 vs. $13 is quite a price jump for a technology that may fail sooner.

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My problem is every bulb in the house is 100W, so a 60W equivalent... I have no use for.

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@ndcouch: Candles?! Psh. Kerosene lanterns! Teach the kids at a young age how to trim the wicks, and they'll stay clean and religious until they're 70!

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@kamnet: I don't think these will work well for your 'herb garden' running 24/7. :)

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I bought a few Pharox led bulbs a while ago: two white, two warm-white (6 watt/40 watt equiv.). I prefer white ones. The warm-white ones are very orange-yellow. My living room is painted in shades of brown so all light in the room is "warmed" up anyway. Maybe someone with a white living room prefer them. They work well for bedrooms though, being softer lighting.

I have no incandescent lights to compare them to.

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Someone once told me that these are excellent for outside porches and patios- as mosquitos and moths cannot perceive LED light and are therefore not attracted to it. Anyone know if this is true?

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@frank p. adams: That is correct.

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5825778_led-lights-mosquitoes.html

Think about it, the bug-zapper device is ultraviolet. That is the spectrum they "like". CFLs are probably the worst bug-wise, and LEDs are almost perfect.

These bulbs say on the box that they are not to be subject to the elements, but all LED bulbs say that. These bulbs are better than most other LEDs since they have no holes for water/humidity to go in (no 'vents'), whereas some of the other ones do...

I put one out on the porch, and it is GREAT (remember that this light is directional, if you have a porch-light facing the sky, then maybe this is not the best idea).

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Anyone know how long this deal is slated to last? (I don't want to buy right now if I can buy next week) Thanks!

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@frank p. adams:
Bugs are attracted to shorter blue and voilet wavelengths. White LED lights are a little tricky because they usually contain a highly-efficient blue LED, with a phosphor cap that re-emits orange. So, you get out orange and blue. Warmer white LED lamps have a thicker phosphor cap, so you get more orange and less blue.

Less blue attracts fewer bugs, but some blue is still there unless you have a super-orange lamp like the 2200k Pharox Flame.

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thanks @frank p & @greenshoping for the links, very helpful :) I bought six last week, getting 6 more (the first six will go into my 8 light bathroom fixture. Yep, 480W total...and yes, you can see my bathroom from the ISS :P)

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I got 6 hoping to replace some recessed fixtures in my basement on a dimmer switch. They look great, and the instant on is wonderful. But they DO NOT DIM.

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These have an excellent warm tone to the light. Not too yellow and not too stark, at least to my eyes. I have installed them everywhere in my house that a 60-75W incandescent would normally be and am absolutely delighted w/ the result.

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I have several comparable flashlights and use them at work...they are bright and work great!
Now the bad news...made in china (like everything else). CFLs are also made in China and I have a house full of em and they work great too! The Edison base bulbs goes away in 2014 (so says the mighty EPA) so we are only left with Chinese LED and CFL based bulbs!!...someone somewhere please start manufacturing these in the good ol USA! Also wikipedia CFL bulbs and read about the mercury hazard to the Chinese factory workers...

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Even though I use almost no standard bulbs in my place, I was going to try one out, mostly because I know Gann and many of my former students go there. Awesome! However, the deal is expired - only took 1 cent off my price.

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@susanrm: This deal is old, the bulbs described here are 1st gen.,

F.I.R.S.T. now offers new bulbs, please see this deal instead: http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/6797c38b-0ab6-4969-a130-9a7802d56d7f/40w-60w-led-bulbs-from-google-and-f-i-r-s-t-dimmable#84

Notice, that the coupon is built-in to the price at that deal, so no need to apply it again (that's why the coupon was reduced to $0.01)