Amazon Basics 40W Equivalent

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Amazon Basics 40W Equivalent, Soft White, Non-Dimmable, 10,000 Hour Lifetime, A19 LED Light Bulb | 6-Pack
PROS
  • 78 REVIEWS SOFT WHITE
  • 190 REVIEWS LED BULBS
  • 126 REVIEWS BRIGHT WHITE
  • 29 REVIEWS LIVING ROOM
  • 107 REVIEWS LAST LONG
  • 110 REVIEWS NICE AND BRIGHT
  • 76 REVIEWS GREAT VALUE
  • 44 REVIEWS LONG TIME
  • 105 REVIEWS GREAT PRICE
  • 54 REVIEWS ENERGY EFFICIENT
  • 15 REVIEWS CEILING FAN
  • 14 REVIEWS COLOR TEMPERATURE
  • 16 REVIEWS ELECTRIC BILL
  • 26 REVIEWS WATT EQUIVALENT
  • 63 REVIEWS FAR SO GOOD
  • 27 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
  • 33 REVIEWS MUCH BRIGHTER
  • 43 REVIEWS SUPER BRIGHT
  • 419 REVIEWS LIGHT BULB
  • 17 REVIEWS WASTE OF MONEY
Amazon Basics 40W Equivalent
Amazon Basics 40W Equivalent

Description

With a life of 10,000 hours, the bulb will last over 9 years (based on 3 hours of use each day)

Top Positive Review


I purchased these for my boyfriend after nagging him for 3 weeks to replace the burned out lights in his ceiling fan to no avail. He was using his desk light instead (because that’s clearly an adequate substitute).
I lost patience with his promises to grab them “next time he was out” after the 6th time he failed to deliver and took matter into my own hands. Amazon prime 2 day shipping to the rescue. I purchased the 75W equivalent lights and screwed them in. There wasn’t any delay with the lights having to warm up, and the three I screwed in all worked right off the bat. I came back later to find my boyfriend unscrewing one bulb complaining that they “worked too well” and were too bright.
Even with one bulb taken out, the room is very well lit and the soft white is pleasant and warm, but not too yellow (which is important since I do my makeup in the room).
I also noticed that the bulbs don’t seem to heat up like the old ones did, which was a nice bonus since I’ve burned my fingers before.

I’ll update this review if anything happens, but for the past few weeks, so far, so good

Top Critical Review


This is for the 100W equivalent warm white bulbs rated at 1500 lumens. Upon installing the first one, it was obvious to me that it wasn’t as bright as an incandescent 100W bulb. I took the light meter app on my phone and measured a 100W incandescent bulb and got a reading of 1430 lumens and a color temperature of 2900 Kelvin. Substituting these LED bulbs, I got a lumen reading of just 950 and a color temperature of 2800. That’s over 1/3 less than the rated output and so I tried several out of the box of 16 and got very similar readings.

I then went to the local big box store and bought a name brand 100W equivalent LED bulb. Physically, the bulb is quite a bit bigger and the light output was a whopping 1470 lumens at 2900K color temperature. This was what I expected from the Amazon branded bulbs so was disappointed. I did check the markings on the bulbs to make sure I didn’t get the 75W equivalent and no, these were supposed to be 100W equivalent.

This is the first Amazon branded product that I have been disappointed in – clearly they did not quality test these bulbs before branding them and selling them.

Customer Questions & Answers


What is the wattage consumption on the 40 watt equivalant bulb?
Answer: This LED light bulb uses only 6 watts of energy, saving up to $37.40 over the life of the bulb vs. its incandescent equivalent (based on 3 hours/day, 11 cents/kWh, may vary depending on rates and use)

How Many Calories In It?
Answer:

A Calorie, or kilocalorie, is a unit of energy equivalent to 1 BTU which is the energy required to increase the temperature of one gram of water one degree (Cel.) These days, this measurement is more commonly referred to as 4.1868 joules. So, there are indeed Calories in lightbulbs, or more accurately, lightbulbs use ??

Anyone know why these are illegal in California?
Answer:

California has implemented their own requirements for light bulbs that is not only limited to efficiency, but also dimming, color quality, and several others. It is not related to recycle fees or health warnings. These added requirements drive the cost up on the light bulbs. So, many manufacturers sell a “California??

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