I will freely admit to not liking the new CFL bulbs. I get the energy saving, eco and money saving, but I don’t like purchasing something that I have to be so careful with to dispose of and also to have around me kids. Lets not even mention how harsh the light is on them, no matter how you try to pretty them up with different lampshades. They cast a harsh light in my opinion.
I have always preferred the LED based light fixtures I could buy for the kids rooms. The only issue was the amount of heat they tended to pour out. But Philips seems to have solved that problem with their new LED bulbs. The Soft White is great in my living room lamp, no bluish tinge and much more similar to those old bulbs of yore. Plus an average rated life is 25,000 hours – 22.8 years. Can’t beat that. Not to mention BCHydro is implementing instant in-store rebates for LED use in October as part of their PowerSmart month initiative.
I am quite impressed with the one bulb I received to review and would happily replace the rest of the bulbs in our house with these types. They feel safer. They are solid and ….yes I like LED! The one thing they need to work on is the impenetrable packaging. NOBODY needs that.
- Instant-on light means no warm-up time or delay
- Mercury and lead-free construction
- Quiet (no-hum) operation
- Will not fade fabric
- Contemporary design fits most standard fixtures
- Energy Star® qualified*
- *See packaging for details
You can get great deals on your power saving LED lights at Home Depot, London Drugs and other retailser, for the month of October only. For more information on Philips LED lighting, visit their website.