Great Value LED Light Bulb, 9W (60W Equivalent), Soft White, 1-count
|MSRP : $2.44|
Sale : $2.17
|Sold & shipped by Walmart|
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Stoped working in one day and very loud
So much for lasting 9 years. Replaced all of my bathroom lights and within a day one stopped working. The buzzing is annoying but you get what you pay for. However, if you're looking a lightbulb to do it's job and provide light... I'd buy another brand. It's possible I have a defective bulb, but it worked when I screwed it in and now it's not working and I'm annoyed that I have to go back to the store.
We decided to start replacing the lights in our house with LED lights and we decided to try the Great Value brand because of the great price. These lights give off a color very close to a traditional bulb, maybe just a hair more yellow but it is really hard to tell the difference, you really have to look at them to see a difference. They are a little smaller than a standard bulb. My biggest complaint is they have a constant buzz. If the light is in an enclosed globe, like a bathroom light, then you don't notice it. But if the globe exposes the light like above a bathroom mirror or a table lamp, then you can hear the buzzing. With today's technology you would think they could build a bulb that did not buzz. If it wasn't for the noise I would have gave it 5 stars. I went back to Wall-Mart and bought the same bulbs but made by Sylvania and they did not buzz. The Sylvania bulbs are $2 more for the 4 bulb package. So if you don't want to hear the constant buzzing the $2 more for the Sylvania bulbs is well worth the money.
I've bought a pair of these for our bathroom to replace the incandescents. They're noticeably much cooler and so far for the past two days; light up reliably and make no audible buzz or hum. The package lists the color as 2700k but upon first impressions this is not entirely true. The light emitted was a brighter white with a subtle yellow and pink tint. Nothing too harsh but definitely noticeable compared to warm traditional lighting we all know. The cutoff at the middle of the bulb also doesn't allow the light to fall as evenly it does with a regular bulb or CFL. I believe these wold probably work best in downward facing lamps or fixtures with frosted glass to better diffuse the light. Besides the great energy savings and low consumption, the price point is fantastic for an LED bulb. Because they're not Energy Star rated only time will tell if the quality will hold up. Ultimately, If you're trying to save energy or maybe switching from Mercury-filled CFL's, give these a try.
Pleasantly surprised by these LED bulbs!
I did NOT want to give up my incandescent light bulbs and refused to do so for years. I did not like the fact that most of the energy saving bulbs were loaded with mercury and were very expensive. But the incandescent bulbs I had purchased last year were not lasting more than 6 to 8 weeks. So it was time to start looking for something that as both safe and inexpensive. When I found these LED bulbs at such a good price I was skeptical so I only purchased two of them. I was astounded. They put out as much, if not a little more, light than my 60 watt incandescent bulbs! I purchased the soft white bulbs. They also come in a "daylight" 60 watt, which is probably even brighter than the soft white. So I've now replaced almost every light bulb in my home and am very pleased. I'm not expecting them to last the 10 years as advertised, but if they last 5 years I'll be happy. For those of you who don't want to give up those incandescent bulbs, I highly recommend buying one of these and giving it a try. I think you'll be very happy that you did.
good value but has issues
These bulbs are quite bright, that's good ! But they have a few things to consider: 1) they are noticeably lighter than GE LED bulbs, may indicate nothing but why ? 2) the aren't dimmable which even if a dimmer isn't being used, may pose a problem, an example: my garage door opener light does NOT work with one of these installed, probably due to a triac based control circuit ? 3) the LEDs are apparently mounted on a flat plate, while the bulb is quite bright at the top of the bulb, at the sides or behind the bulb it's dimmer than a CFL or incandescent. Lean in to a bath mirror using these bulbs above and it'll be harder to see shaving details :) 4) they put out more electrical noise than a GE LED bulb, not horrible but noticeable on my shortwave radio. Other than those items, the bulbs seem to be working well, much better outside in the cold or when a light outside gets left on by mistake !