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Old 05-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Standing in Westborough MA Lowes as I write. 65 br 30 replacement LED. 11 watt 3000k $8.98 for a two pack. Led for the masses!

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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Standing in Westborough MA Lowes as I write. 65 br 30 replacement LED. 11 watt 3000k $8.98 for a two pack. Led for the masses!

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Hopefully they last. I bought some bargain version brand I had never heard of last year at home cheap-o, they are already dead. They were listed on the package for BU use in can lights, but I think that was the issue, they over stated that. The cans I used them in had blown in insulation above them, so no venting into the attic space. I think when these things were tested (if at all), they must have used vented cans. The heat sink areas on them were too hot to touch when working.
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Standing in Westborough MA Lowes as I write. 65 br 30 replacement LED. 11 watt 3000k $8.98 for a two pack. Led for the masses!

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Old 05-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Standing in Westborough MA Lowes as I write. 65 br 30 replacement LED. 11 watt 3000k $8.98 for a two pack. Led for the masses!

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Cheap chinese import, I can't find that on either the lowe's site or the manufacturer's. Must have just come right off the boat and slapped in their box.
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Nina Gupta left the fashion industry and established Lamptronics, the North American marketing arm for Phoenix Lamps. In 1996, with the company renamed Greenlite, Gupta established production lines in China with the aim of importing compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) into North America.
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JUNK??

I've had lots of no-name LEDs fail, even a couple of brand name stuff fail.

At least, with the brand name stuf, they will replace it under "warranty" ...
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I think this is a MA only deal sponsored by the MA utilities.
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I hate the green light brand. They have the same at the cheapo stores.
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Ate dinner with some customers the other night and they had some of the Home Depot Commercial electric brand trim replacement type, they looked good.
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Im not really happy with the ones i got .... they tend to flicker when they are dimmed...
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The home depot ones or the lowes ones? This guy mentioned he experimented with various dimmers to find the one that worked. I don't know which model of dimmer he ended up with. I finally bought some of the Halo WH560 ones for a customer, one ended up in the shower and the other in his office. Bought one for the inlaw apt shower too. Too soon to tell but my dad was happy with his and the customer was thrilled.
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I've been using different models of Phillips in my house and customers homes.. Been real happy with them. But they're not exactly cheap.
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Im not really happy with the ones i got .... they tend to flicker when they are dimmed...
Are you using a CFL/LED Dimmer switch with them?
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Yup... the only one that doesnt flicker is the 95 dollar cree model i got a couple of years ago.. i would shudder to think of the call backs i would get if i put then in customers homes. And you guys know how people can be..
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Oh crap i was trying to quote harry... ill post a vid of them flickering..
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Non of the LED's I install flicker, but I use the CFL/LED Lurton maestro dimmers. You have to use leading edge dimming.

I only do the Cfl/led dimmers now, even for halogen/incandescent... Too many call backs from customers who have swapped out their bulbs for led and now their dimmer doesn't work. Pain in the butt.
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Non of the LED's I install flicker, but I use the CFL/LED Lurton maestro dimmers. You have to use leading edge dimming.

I only do the Cfl/led dimmers now, even for halogen/incandescent... Too many call backs from customers who have swapped out their bulbs for led and now their dimmer doesn't work. Pain in the butt.
Ill try maestro...ive been using adriani's and divas....if they work out ill start pushing them again.
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Non of the LED's I install flicker, but I use the CFL/LED Lurton maestro dimmers. You have to use leading edge dimming.

I only do the Cfl/led dimmers now, even for halogen/incandescent... Too many call backs from customers who have swapped out their bulbs for led and now their dimmer doesn't work. Pain in the butt.
Why is it a pain in the butt? It's a service call plus markup on the new dimmer.
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