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This is what happens when you use dollar store LEDs

This is what happens when you use dollar store LEDs

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3/4 of this junk dead.

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Jul 05, 2016 at 02:29 PM Author: Flurofan96
Out they go

I will give LEDisease a taste of my shoe

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Jul 05, 2016 at 09:06 PM Author: ricksbulbs
LOL! Actually, just about ALL LED bulbs are this bad, C'mon, Dave! Wow--they have LED junk in dollar stores out there? We had some crappy Sunbeam 4 packs of 40 watt equivalent CFL bulbs (yup a QUARTER EACH!) in Dollar Tree out here, but NO LED junk yet! LED's ate lower than whale dung and that site on the bottom of the ocean. The Sunbeam incandescent 2 packs in the dollar stores will run circles around this junk, and the 65BR30 floods are nice, too! When dollar stores start selling LED bulbs, the end is near for this worthless technology! When they die it will be a day to celebrate! All LED lighting is a scourge wherever it is used.
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Jul 06, 2016 at 02:13 AM Author: Silverliner
Ironic, I am in Kalifornia. The Dollar Trees here don't sell the Sunbeam CFLs. All nice, juicy, old incandescent.

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Jul 06, 2016 at 02:14 AM Author: Silverliner
Oh by the way, the LEDs are the Familymaid brand. They also did incandescent bulbs, and they were really bad. Had one fail after only 2 hours.

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Jul 06, 2016 at 07:09 AM Author: wattMaster
LED lighting has so far been a boon here, 2 years of heavy use and no failures yet, and it almost looks like incandescent.

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Jul 06, 2016 at 07:16 AM Author: sol
Not to be the devil's advocate, but how long does incandescent from the dollar store last ? As with everything, there are better ones and there are worse ones. (I still don't fancy LEDs anyhow.)
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Jul 06, 2016 at 08:37 AM Author: Silverliner
I'd say 6 months to a year for the Familymaid LEDs here.

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Jul 06, 2016 at 09:55 AM Author: wattMaster
I would say that they usually love up their rated lifetimes, just treat them well.

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Jul 06, 2016 at 03:16 PM Author: Ash
A shop chain here have the "white Glass ball with white Plastic neck" LED lamps on discount at about $2.5 each right now - from one manufacturer, and about $6ish from another manufacturer. i wonder how long those might last.. They have a display and a couple of the cheap ones are allready out

They used to stock Incandescents from 2 manufacturers as well. The Incandescents from the cheaper one used to detach from their bases after a week or so in use (but remain hanging on the wires). And i know this cause they had the cheapies out on clearance once, for about $0.25 each. And i bought some 10 of them "for use as resistors", but ended up screwing in a few aroind the house too. In one the wires twisted around each other and it shorted out too
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Mar 09, 2020 at 04:33 PM Author: HPS_250

Ironic, I am in Kalifornia. The Dollar Trees here don't sell the Sunbeam CFLs. All nice, juicy, old incandescent.


I just went to the Dollar Tree yesterday and all they had were generic 6500K LEDs.

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