EcoSmart 575 brightness, surprising

polieFebruary 8, 2012

Hello. I've installed a Home Depot EcoSmart 575 bulb after reading on the forum that it's identical to the more expensive Cree CR6 branded bulbs and in fact made by Cree itself. Here's my question: the EcoSmart bulb is listed at 575 lumens while the bulb I replaced is for 900 lumens. I thought the EcoSmart bulb would be much, much weaker, but I can't tell the difference. I'm telling myself it MUST be weaker, but it's not registering. Is it my imagination? should I see my eye doctor ASAP?, or is the EcoSmart bulb brighter than it claims to be?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
David

It's just that more light is emitted compared to the traditional bulb in a can setup where a significant proportion is trapped.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 10:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Emilner

I find them to be very bright as well.

For those interested they are back down to $25 at Home Depot on LI in NY.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 6:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
polie

Thank you both, davidtay and Emilner. I bought mine for $25 plus tax from a NYC location of Home Depot, though I don't how how the other dealers who have to sell the regular Cree CR6 branded product can compete if the CR6 and the HD EcoSmart 575 are identical items.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 10:00PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
2015 Title 24 and LEDs
Hello all, I'm looking to install LEDs in a house that...
elcabezon
linen lighting shades
do linen shades hold up well in bathrooms?
wldougall
Questions re: installing a linear light fixture with a sloped ceiling
I'm interested in a chandelier from the Kichler Triad...
texasgal47
Recessed lighting - Remodel (yes/no) LED Can and Trim/Engine (model)
Hi, I want to install recessed lighting in my house...
firsthome_sfh
Can I use a light fixture to define an entry??
We do not have a foyer. Our front door opens into the...
meanne74
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™