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 Post subject: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Jan Wed 18, 2017 12:28 am 
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Just a heads up;

I bought a bunch of 60W equivalent LED light bulbs from Dollar Tree and so far they work great! At least as bright as an incandescent bulb. I originally bought two to try out a couple of weeks ago and put them in the hood above the oven since that is usually left on for many hours and so far they work fine. They are not dimmable so the dim feature causes them to flicker a bit otherwise they do dim slightly. They are Home Luminaire brand (China of course) but I can't beat the price.

I even put one right up to an AM radio and there was no interference at all, unlike a compact fluorescent bulb that obliterated any reception.


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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Jan Wed 18, 2017 2:34 am 
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When they come with free fire insurance, let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Jan Thu 19, 2017 3:23 am 
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Deal, if you can post a link to any fires caused by an LED light bulb.

I couldn't find any in a quick search. Lots about halogen and regular incandescent bulbs causing fires, not LED. In nearly a month of use my very unscientific experiment has yet to yield anything other than cool light output.


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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Jan Fri 27, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Good price! You may find that they have capacitive droppers, rather than switcher supplies. The ultimate failure with these types is the cap going short, but they then just blow a series resistor or the supply breaker. Sometimes cheap isn't necessarily nasty.....sometimes.....

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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Jan Fri 27, 2017 4:12 pm 
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anbitet66 wrote:
Deal, if you can post a link to any fires caused by an LED light bulb.

I couldn't find any in a quick search.


..and the CPSC doesn't list any either, just recalled non-UL stuff.

Despite being just a few miles away from the Dollar Tree HQ, we never seem to get any of the cool items anymore. There are 7 Dollar Trees within 10 miles of me, and only one stocks the little divided plastic storage boxes. I haven't seen any of the larger LED light bulbs - just the little 3-LED night lights. Ours still has 40 and 60 watt incandescent - some are surprisingly made in Hungary, not China.

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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Feb Mon 06, 2017 2:16 pm 
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I was going to tear into one of the bulbs I got, but this guy (not me BTW) did it already and posted the video to youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReUyWX1HCGA

Pretty straight forward and at least he mentions the 10 ohm safety resistor in the tubing on the hot lead.

Pretty cool what can be had for a dollar. :D Tony


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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Feb Mon 06, 2017 7:47 pm 
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This was an interesting video, but he's obviously not a videographer. You might want to do Dramamine before watching. :D

He does let you see what all is inside one of theses though.

As stated above, it's amazing what you get for $1 in this case. I'm thinkin' somebody's out to grab the market.

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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Mar Fri 03, 2017 11:27 pm 
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I bought some Eco-smart LED bulbs last fall from Home Depot.I already had one fail and another that starts out dim and then go normal a minute later.I did a tear down on the dead bulb and found out the inductor coil broke apart which had a value of 2.0 marked on the side. Probably 2.0 uh ..I'll take photos later of the tear down and post them when I get some time.I wont buy that brand anymore.I'll stick with the Sylvania bulbs.

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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
PostPosted: Mar Fri 03, 2017 11:29 pm 
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anbitet66 wrote:
I was going to tear into one of the bulbs I got, but this guy (not me BTW) did it already and posted the video to youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReUyWX1HCGA

Pretty straight forward and at least he mentions the 10 ohm safety resistor in the tubing on the hot lead.

Pretty cool what can be had for a dollar. :D Tony


I noticed is there not much circuitry in that bulb.

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 Post subject: Re: $1.00 LED Light Bulbs
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dollar tree batteries. three D-cells, three C-cells, eight AA, eight AAA, two 9v a dollar. Sunbeam

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