Aukora Dusk to Dawn Light Bulb 4 Pack9.7/10 (Expert Score)
Aukora Dusk to Dawn Light Bulb 4 Pack, 12W (100-Watt Equivalent 1000lm) Smart Sensor Light Bulbs indoor E26/E27 6000K Daylight A19 Led outdoor Light Bulb for Porch Yard Garage Garden Patio(Cool White)
- 58 REVIEWS DUSK TO DAWN
- 16 REVIEWS COME HOME
- 11 REVIEWS HIGHLY RECOMMEND
- 13 REVIEWS FRONT PORCH
- 10 REVIEWS ENERGY EFFICIENT
- 6 REVIEWS WARM WHITE
- 8 REVIEWS BRIGHT ENOUGH
- 8 REVIEWS FRONT OF MY HOUSE
- 24 REVIEWS LIGHT SWITCH
- 23 REVIEWS OUTDOOR LIGHTING
- 8 REVIEWS FRONT DOOR
- 71 REVIEWS LIGHT BULB
- 8 REVIEWS WORRY ABOUT TURNING
- 4 REVIEWS WATT EQUIVALENT
- 8 REVIEWS EASY TO INSTALL
- 14 REVIEWS HOME TO A DARK
- 43 REVIEWS GREAT BULBS
- 4 REVIEWS HOME SECURITY
- 3 REVIEWS SOFT WHITE
- 6 REVIEWS STILL GOING
? SPECS: Dusk to dawn led outdoor lighting from Aukora. Output Power: 12W (equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb), Our outdoor led bulbs are brighter than the 7W light sensing outdoor bulbs and 9W photocell light bulbs; Input Voltage: AC100-240V; Cool White (6000K); Luminous: 1000lm; Lamp Style: E26/E27, 180 beam angle. 30 Days Money Back and 12 Months Replacement for any issues.
Top Positive Review
Placed 3 of these bulbs in outdoor lamp fixtures and they come on automatically at dusk and turn off at dawn, just as you’d expect. Been using them every day since I posted this review and they are still working excellent. I just leave the light switch turned on 24/7 and the bulbs handle the rest.
Be advised wattage description is a bit off. These bulbs use about 10.5W when I measured them, meaning they are not 100W incandescent equivalents, but instead are 75W equivalents at 1000 lumens (which is shown in the product description).
Top Critical Review
These headline as “12W (100-Watt Equivalent)” and in the description we also find: “SPECS: Output Power: 12W (equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent bulb); Luminous: 1000lm”. The problem is in that last number: Your average 100-Watt incandescent bulb puts out about 1500 lumens, 50% more than the 1000 that these claim. (And interestingly, the box says that these are 100W *Halogen* Equivalent, not incandescent. I don’t know how halogens and incandescents compare on lumens per watt.) I suspect that the 1000 lumens is fairly accurate, because the one I tried appears about as bright as a 60W incandescent.
I have many other LED lightbulbs, and for the various brands, 13-Watt LEDs claim to be, and are, equivalent to about a 75W incandescent. I think that these need to be sold as “70-Watt Equivalents” to avoid being deceptive.
Customer Questions & Answers
Are these bulbs wet rated / can be used without a fixture in a place that is exposed to rain?
Answer: Not wet-rated. My installation is inside a lantern with protection from the elements.
Answer: I don’t know what wet rated specifically means (e.g. fog, splash or rain) BUT I have mine installed in outdoor light fixtures with an open bottom and they work great
Can these bulbs be used in a regular lamp?
Answer: We use them on the outside of our garage and front porch. I tested them on a normal lamp inside before putting them outside.
Does anyone know why it can??t be used in an enclosed fixture?
Answer: The bulb will not last as long as advertised, though it still will outlast an incandescent bulb. The heat it generates builds up within the fixture and will dead prematurely. It applies to all led bulbs not designed for enclosed fixtures. They sell led bulbs that are designed for enclosed fixtures.
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