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Eh, 25 bucks for 2?? I'll give it a whirl and see what all the buzz is about.

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Would be nice if the coupon would work on multiples.

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get 2 bulbs for the price of 50 incandescent. most people will save more money by just turning lights off when they aren't needed.

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I've seen Edison subsidized CFLs at Bed Bath & Beyond at 4 for 99 cents. At 25 cents each for CFLs, these aren't very savings oriented, however, these totally possess the cool factor, so I'm gonna check the CC to see how much room I've got left. I'd like to try one of each, but if I can only get 2 of one, I guess I'll got with the standard 300, since it's a little more efficient, brighter, and has a higher CRI rating.

Edit: Wait, now I see it, I can order two of each. Too bad I don't have the funds!

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this looks cool BUT REMEMBER: the light output is less than HALF of a regular 60watt lightbulb. that's NOT BRIGHT.

(they rate their 300 Flame at 360 lumen, a 60watt incandescent should be 800+)

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You get the two-for-one equivalent price if you buy a five-pack as well, as normal pricing. I wasn't able to make the coupon work with anything else in the basket. Would have purchased, but I'll wait.

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well i placed two separate orders. ordered 4 bulbs for the price of 2.

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Unfortunately they didn't accept Paypal from what I saw, so by the time I had to manually type in all my information and go find the credit card, my urge to impulse buy had completely left me.

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People here may compare these to CFLs so let me set straight the BIGGEST advantage of these LED light bulbs... they are dimmable. The majority of CFLs do not work at all with dimmers. You can buy special CFLs that do this but they are much more expensive. I would say even these won't work as well as an LED on a dimmer. Although someone else can chime in on that.

My kitchen area has (I believe) 8 incandescent light bulbs on a dimmer. When they are all on its like an old school plasma (480 watts) being on. If I had 8 LEDs on the dimmer I could be at 48 watts total.

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Stupid government banning incandescents. We could've had high efficiency incandescent lighting.

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@harmonicminor: How many of the "800+" lumens from an incandescent 60W bulb are within the infrared portion of the spectrum? Most.

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WOW, It got really expensive to save money

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The Flame version seems like a good lamp for accent lighting or outdoor lighting. At low brightness, you really need warm light. The whiter the light, the brighter it needs to be to look right.

It's hard to find an efficient, warm (< 2700K) LED or CF to replace long life 25W or 40W incandescent lamps. Litetronics sells a 2250K CFL which costs $12 that's about it.

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And these have no mercury - unlike current CFLs

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I bought two regular ones and two 'flame' color ones with the coupon. I'm very excited to try them out. I've been looking at dimmable LEDs in stores for weeks now, and I've never seen a deal like this.

The website claims that if you register your bulbs with them, the warranty extends to 5 years, and you get a 20% off coupon for next time. I don't know if I'll buy more until I see how they actually look and work in my dimmable sockets, but even just to be able to try LEDs in my house, it's awesome. Four bulbs for $49... I had to grab them!

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I purchased 2 of these last year when they were posted, and was very excited. Unfortunately they are still in the boxes, as when I installed them in my office, the 6 Watt variety, there was not enough light to function. They are, like their predecessors, really dim, and I ended up buying standard bulbs from Target to light my office.

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I love how they are claiming to be eco friendly when recent reports revealed that led bulbs contain significant amounts of lead and arsenic. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2011/02/led-lights-lead-arsenic-toxics-/1

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Intriguing deal, but I've never been one to pay the early adopter tax.

I'll wait for these to perform better and become more affordable.

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Sweet, I have been looking for stylish lightbulbs...I'm tired of staring at my unsightly ones :\

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@goldfndr: um, none of the 800 lumens are lost to infrared in an incandescent bulb, lumen is defined as a measure of the power of light perceived by the human eye. Since the human cannot perceive infrared, it is not included in the measurment.

So, this is like replacing a 60 watt incandescent bulb with one about 25 watts.

You know, you'll save a lot of carbon dioxides if you do that, too.

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You have to go by the lumen count, and here's a hint: if you have to LOOK for the lumen count, it ain't good. Many CFL's do show the lumen rating and I've found you can pretty much trust that if they say they are 60 watt equivalent, it's about that. These said they replaced 35-60 watt bulbs and are rated 300 lumens. That sounds like they are pushing the numbers a bit much. Call me when they hitting 800 or 1200 lumens and I'll check the price then.

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I can't fathom how anyone could call two lightbulbs for $25 a deal. I understand they probably normally go for much more than this, but why are you guys willing to pay so much for these?

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@starbelliedboy: these bulbs have come up in the past -- here was some info I put together back then:

These bulbs have the same lighting as some 40w incandescent bulbs that walmart.com has on their site. The inc bulbs only have a 1000 hour lifespan, so you would need 35 of them to get the same life expectancy. They run $2.88/4 bulbs. You would need about 9 packs to get the same life expectancy, so you're already running $25.92.

Then you have to factor in the expense for each bulb. The LED would consume 210 Kilowatt hours over it's life expectancy, but the incandescent would consume 1400 KWHs.

KWHs run about $.10 where I live, so the total expense to run would be $21 vs $140.

That means the LED's would cost a total of $33.48 over the lifetime of each bulb vs about $165 for the incandescents.

Basically, these bulbs WILL save you money as long as they last as long as they're supposed to, and you're willing to have less light than you do now.

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Also, it's important to remember that MOST residential light fixtures are only rated at 60w MAX. It says it right on the fixture. Someone had put a 100w lightbulb into the fixture of my office when we bought our house and it had caused the wiring insulation to melt and nearly set the house on fire. SO -- if you're only using 60W bulbs like you're supposed to, then 40W bulbs aren't so much of a step down.

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The hype over CFLs which is not mentioned is they contain mercury and need to disposed of properly and imagine if YOU break one?? These LED globes contain no mercury which makes it worth the price of admission.

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Another company capitalizing off people's misplaced compassion. :|

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@capguncowboy: It seems that it's a race between a car and a man on a bicycle. The bicycle may be more "fuel efficient", but you're stuck with a max speed of 25mph and a max distance of ~75miles (depending on how athletic the guy is.)

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Here's a fun fact for ya:

Joseph Swan invented the light bulb.

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@capguncowboy: If you want to get that technical, then you also need to figure in how much you use a particular light. Most lamps/lights I have are used less than a hour a day and actually most are used less than an hour a week. I might have 4 or 5 lights that are on for more than an hour a day. To reach the theoretical lifespan at a rate of 5 hours a day, it would take roughly nineteen years. More than likely someone will come up with another technology or an improved technology in the next few years that will render these obsolete even though they will still have 15 years of life left.

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@inches: It's mentioned all the time. In an exaggerated panicky way, no less. People do break them and it doesn't require a Hazmat suit or anything.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cfl.asp

Now, the need to provide easy and convenient locations for CFL disposal is very real. Frankly, I have a drawer with 3 or 4 sitting in it, waiting for whenever I actually get my butt down to hazardous waste recycling.

On the other hand, I've got an ancient HVAC thermostat in there too with a bulb in it that contains about 1000% percent more mercury than a CFL, so I've got more to drag to hazardous waste than some light bulbs.

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I bought 2 the last time and I like them. I put them in spots that get the most use. They are instant on vs warm up time for CFLs. I just bought 2 more.

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I wonder what kind of LEDs are in there? If it has 50 or so small white LEDs they won't last very long before they get dim, sometimes just a couple of months if they are on a lot of the time. Also, since they tend to be in series the whole thing will go out if just one LED burns out, like a string of Christmas tree lights. The best LED lights are made of 1-4 large LEDs instead of lots of small ones and they last longer. The more expensive LEDs from Japan tend to last longer than cheap ones from China too.

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CRAP offer.

Coupon does NOT work!

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@pjdai You have to add TWO LED light bulbs to your cart THEN apply the promo code.

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@sunnylea0: Most Lowe's, Home Depot, and Ikea stores take CFLs for recycling. Though it may be just as easy for you to get to the haz waste site.

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i love LED lights. thye are HARD to find but i will pick 1 or 2 up from wal-mart about every other time i go there. they are not always in stock and some stores don't sell them... but they are $4 each

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@tshrack: I don't believe I knew that, which is very cool (although you've depressed me, because I live in a sad, Ikea-less land).

However, I do still have to get rid of that stupid million-year old thermostat.

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I prefer incandescent (:

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About two years ago I bought 6 LED light bulbs for around $65. They were not this brand - so my experiences may not completely apply. However - my wife would not let me use them anywhere. They were extremely dim and produced a "smoky" light that she compared to a dive bar. On a cost-per-lumen basis, I've found that CFL's currently are the best deal, especially now that most are instant-on. Dimmer functionality is lacking in CFLs, but I'm not a fan of dimmers anyway.

One thing I found the LED bulbs useful for: nightlights. You can actually sleep with these things on. I keep one on in my home office 24-7 so nobody walks into anything in the middle of the night while walking through. One note: my bulbs get dim very quickly - so even though they're rated for a long life, my first LED bulb only lasted 9 months before it was too dim to use.

I'll wait until the technology matures a few more years before buying again.

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Looked around for reviews as I've heard there is a big difference between brands, the link below said these are rather underpowered for what the manufacturer claims:
http://www.ledguide.com/blog/led-bulbs/digital-light-pharox-300-and-philips-econic-led-bulbs-tested/

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One key thing to note from one of those reviews (that doesn't seem to be mentioned in the product description):

"like most LEDs, the Pharox 300 LED only projects light at 180 degrees"

So good for a ceiling fixture or a desk lamp, not good for a table lamp.

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the coupon isn't working anymore?

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The Pharox Flame 300 is good for outdoor lighting. I bought it to replace an old CFL yellow bug-light on my front porch. I like that the LED reaches full brightness immediately and is immune to cold weather, unlike the CFL. I will have to wait until summer to see how invisible it is to insects, but I'm optimistic since the orange LED appears to be longer wavelength than the yellow CFL capsule.

For indoor lighting, though, the Pharox Flame 300 is actually too bright. The orange light does not look natural at full brightness. It only looks natural when I turned the dimmer all the way down.

That's one thing you always need to be aware of with LED/CFL lighting. High CT, bluish cool white light looks best only when there's TONS of light, and looks wrong when dim. On the other hand, low CT, orange-yellow warm white light looks best only when very dim. With incandescent lighting this balances itself out automatically, but with CFL/LED you have to be careful.

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just got these and put them in and I gotta tell you they are great. we'll see how long they last and what the coned bill looks like, but they are brighter, and look much much better than the CFLS I had in there...

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Good deal, already got mine in the mail and EXTREMELY please with them. Unfortunately, the coupon code is now expired.