LED to replace regular bulb

sji9600August 27, 2011

Has anyone tried the toshiba warm white dimmable A19 bulbs. I am thinking of replacing all my regular bulbs with these. I have heard (from a sales person in a lighting store) that Toshiba makes a nice one.

I believe 7.8 Watt is the highest. Is that strong enough to replace 60 watt bulbs?

If there is another brand you prefer, please share.

Thank you.

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David

Philips is another choice. A standard incandescent a-lamp produces ~800 lumens. If you're looking to replace a table lamp, the replacement should provide as much light.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 11:03PM
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sji9600

Thank you. I am looking to replace the bulbs in my lightolier alzac high hats - all throughout my house, not table lamps. Should be the same, right?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 7:37PM
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David

I would consider using recessed lighting LED lamps instead since they will have better heat management than A19 LED lamps. In addition, the better ones (typically Cree) will have color correction and a wider spread of light.

Unfortunately, the Cree lights are either for 4" or 6" cans.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 8:19PM
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sji9600

Thank you. I will look into Cree lights. I do have 4 inch cans.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 8:16AM
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sji9600

Just went to the Cree website - would I need to replace all of my existing cans, or is there some way to modify them to accept the recessed lighting LED lamps. The A19's were suggested because they would screw right in to the existing cans.

Thank you.

Andrea

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 8:31AM
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David

Perhaps yes, depending on the internal dimensions.

A19 lamps can be used, but there are drawbacks as previously noted.

In any case, I anticipate the price of Led A lamps dropping sharply within 1/2 year.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 11:03AM
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polar_sean

You might try looking at the new Sylvania RT4 series for your 4 inch cans. Although they don't put out as much light as an 60W a bulb there is not nearly as much light being lost back up into the can. It's all 'usable' light as it's directed downward to where it's needed.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 2:57PM
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sidvermawt

ya led bulbs are realy better than regular bulbs. i ll suggest you to go for philips the provide really good led bulbs..

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 4:18AM
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sji9600

its almost exactly 1 year since my original post and I have not yet replaced by bulbs with LED's.

Back to my initial question... Prices have not dropped much. The brands I have found are Toshiba $34, TCP $26, Lemnis $25, and Halco $16, Phillips $25.

I still haven't found any reviews comparing the brands. Now that it is a year later, does anyone have any thoughts...

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:14PM
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David

If you use the CR4 in a 4" can, there is no need to modify the can.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 10:29AM
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