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Feb 24, 2019 at 06:14 PM Author: jrmcferren
Good golly!, at least the Sylvania ones are made of glass in the St. Mary's plant.
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Feb 24, 2019 at 06:34 PM Author: rlshieldjr
Seen Phillips CFLs that had a soft ruber covering
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Feb 24, 2019 at 07:05 PM Author: Globe Collector
Let's hope it is not that damn nitrocellulose that ping=pong balls are made of....that stuff burns like mad!

Kink!

Did it pop out again Dave, or did you just hide it at the back with the kink still in it?!

Manufactured articles should be made to be used, not made to be sold!

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Feb 24, 2019 at 07:10 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
complete junk here

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Feb 24, 2019 at 09:41 PM Author: mdcastle
Do you normally go around squeezing light bulbs? If not and it doesn't fall off like it does on some of the FEIT products I'd call it good enough, I'd be more interested in how long they last in service, the CRI, and the light distribution.

If you want to see a snowcone LED built like a tank, check out the SORAA LEDs.
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Feb 24, 2019 at 09:45 PM Author: jrmcferren

Do you normally go around squeezing light bulbs? If not and it doesn't fall off like it does on some of the FEIT products I'd call it good enough, I'd be more interested in how long they last in service, the CRI, and the light distribution.

If you want to see a snowcone LED built like a tank, check out the SORAA LEDs.


If these are the GE Basic LED, they designed them to only last 7500 hours! I understand why they made 60 watt bulbs only last 1000 hours, but there is NO EXCUSE for that short of a LED life!
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Feb 24, 2019 at 09:49 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Atceast you wouldn't have to worry about one of these shattering if you dropped it!

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Feb 24, 2019 at 09:57 PM Author: mdcastle
I've already shattered two filament LEDs by dropping them this weekend while organizing my collection... The Philips Warmglow might be interesting to see the driver board for so now that it's ruined I intend to further dismantle it.
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Feb 24, 2019 at 10:06 PM Author: Lumex120

Let's hope it is not that damn nitrocellulose that ping=pong balls are made of....that stuff burns like mad!

Lol, a few friends and I lit up a steel drum full of those over the summer. Neighbors almost called the fire department because they thought it was a gas leak that ignited.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Feb 24, 2019 at 11:07 PM Author: lightinglover8902
What? That is pure junk! I'm pretty sure you could crush the soft cover with the palm of your hand, it will be flat like a tire! But seriously, these GE LED lamps are crap.

Save the Cooper OVWs!! Don't them down by crap LED fixtures!!!

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Feb 24, 2019 at 11:54 PM Author: tolivac
That lamp doesn't appear to be safe!!!I have used GE "Reveal" lights and they are JUNK!!!!Those LED lights only lasted a WEEK!!!!
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Feb 25, 2019 at 07:54 AM Author: lightinglover8902

That lamp doesn't appear to be safe!!!I have used GE "Reveal" lights and they are JUNK!!!!Those LED lights only lasted a WEEK!!!!


Yep! Its pure crap!

Save the Cooper OVWs!! Don't them down by crap LED fixtures!!!

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Feb 25, 2019 at 09:58 AM Author: Flurofan96
Hmm I wonder if our UK GE LED GLS lamps are like that? Not sure tbh

I will give LEDisease a taste of my shoe

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Feb 27, 2019 at 07:23 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
somebody on this site, I don't remember who, called a-shaped LED's "a par-20 with 1/2 a ping-pong ball glued to it" guess they were right!

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Apr 20, 2019 at 03:47 PM Author: streetlight98
@ jrmcferren: You said yourself this is a baseline LED. Designed to be a cheap as possible. Better ones exist (and better brands exist too, GE isn't what it used to be unfortunately). 7500HR is nothing to sneeze at. In a home, that's still about 7 years assuming 3 hours of use every day. Most lights in homes are used less than that. My house was built in 2003 and still has some of the original 1000 hour incandescents! In a fixture you don't use often these would be great. They're a few bucks cheaper than the good quality LEDs and if a 1000 hour incandescent lasts 10 years in that application, this piece of junk will still last 75 years.

@ wide-lite: LOL I've said that before. Not sure if I'm the original one to coin that though. I actually have three Utilitech (Panasonic) LEDs that literally are PAR20 lamps with half a ping-pong ball glued to the end. Bought them way back in 2011. They're METAL! They're rated 430 lumens, use 7.5 watts, 3000K (but more like 3500K) dimmable (barely lol). The things still work fine though. I wonder if they've dimmed at all. They're used in the same fixture so they all get the same use. If they have dimmed out they've at least done so consistently. They were just under $10 a piece back then. I'd say LEDs have come a long way since then! But like anything, once they've perfected something they come out with a crappy "economy version". And here it is! lol.

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Jul 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM Author: Binarix128
Oh no no It looks like a REAL ECO-FLLEX bulb!


Eco-flex:

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Jul 30, 2019 at 04:21 AM Author: veryhighonoutput

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Jul 30, 2019 at 09:41 PM Author: lightinglover8902

Save the Cooper OVWs!! Don't them down by crap LED fixtures!!!

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Jul 31, 2019 at 06:09 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
If anyone catches You doing this just tell them You’re trying to convert it to a power groove 👍
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Jul 31, 2019 at 06:28 AM Author: Fluorescent05

somebody on this site, I don't remember who, called a-shaped LED's "a par-20 with 1/2 a ping-pong ball glued to it" guess they were right!

More like a par 16 actually!

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 06:37 AM Author: rjluna2

If anyone catches You doing this just tell them You’re trying to convert it to a power groove 👍

Or you can tell them that you are looking for fresh light bulbs

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Jul 31, 2019 at 06:48 AM Author:

Or you can tell them that you are looking for fresh light bulbs

GE should have focused on their core business of unbeatable electrical components, consumer electronics, appliances, and utility apparatus instead of branching out into areas they were clueless about while just wanting to make a few quick bucks. All while leaving their loyal customers in the dust, just like Westinghouse did.
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Jul 31, 2019 at 07:04 AM Author: vintagefluorescent

GE should have focused on their core business of unbeatable electrical components, consumer electronics, appliances, and utility apparatus instead of branching out into areas they were clueless about while just wanting to make a few quick bucks. All while leaving their loyal customers in the dust, just like Westinghouse did.


You hit the nail on the head - Nowadays when reading labels I look for made by or distributed by , Distributed by
In my opinion is a Red Flag!
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Jul 31, 2019 at 07:30 AM Author: Cole D.

GE should have focused on their core business of unbeatable electrical components, consumer electronics, appliances, and utility apparatus instead of branching out into areas they were clueless about while just wanting to make a few quick bucks. All while leaving their loyal customers in the dust, just like Westinghouse did.


You hit the nail on the head - Nowadays when reading labels I look for made by or distributed by , Distributed by
In my opinion is a Red Flag!


A lot of this start with Jack Welch in the 1980s which began the dismantling of the company's core sector, and instead turning to real estate, medical, aerospace and finance. In the mid 80s the small appliance sold to Black and Decker and then with the late 80s Thomson electronics took over the telephone and electronics division. And then completely closing it in 2007. Not to mention the sale of GE Appliances and the Appliance Park manufacturing, to Haier in 2016.

It has only continued with the next two CEOs and now the desire to sell off the lighting and streetlight division, which really is the only original sector that remain for GE.

As well as licensing of the name to Walmart during the 2000s to use on small appliances.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 02:11 PM Author: Binarix128
Do PHILIPS and OSRAM trademarks still exist?

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Jul 31, 2019 at 02:21 PM Author: Binarix128

somebody on this site, I don't remember who, called a-shaped LED's "a par-20 with 1/2 a ping-pong ball glued to it" guess they were right!
This is a DIY smoke machine!

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Jul 31, 2019 at 03:21 PM Author: streetlight98
@ Binarix128: Yes, the Philips, Osram (Sylvania), and GE names are all still used widely here in North America. Seems like Greenlite and MaxLite are also very prevalent in the residential LED market.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 03:35 PM Author: Powergroove
What a hunk of junk.

Keep government out of the lighting industry.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 04:31 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
It’s almost tempting to just step on it -And leave the poor thing laying on the floor to warn potential shoppers not to buy it 😜🤪

I’m surprised they even allow junk like this to even be sold as I see it It’s a Fire Hazard,

Plastic Light bulbs - I mean Really 👎!
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Jul 31, 2019 at 04:54 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Not trying to play devil's advocate but the Norelco 180 w LPS streetlight I have is, not counting the gear and wiring , 90-95 % plastic ! only the slip fitter/ballast mounting bracket and the lamp stabilizer thing are metal .

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Jul 31, 2019 at 05:28 PM Author: streetlight98
These LEDs are less of a fire hazard than CFLs IMO. CFLs run way hotter.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 05:37 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

These LEDs are less of a fire hazard than CFLs IMO. CFLs run way hotter.

CFL's are only a fire hazard if replaced at EOL. I happen to use CFL's on the exterior of my house, and always re-lamp them every two years regardless of whether they have failed or not. Some of this problem is avoided if one just buys good quality lamps first.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 06:11 PM Author: streetlight98
99% of people wont replace lamps until they are EOL, though. I had CFLs in use at home but once LEDs became affordable and the ugly giant cast aluminum heatsink style went away, I replaced all the CFLs in my house. I personally just hated the color quality and dim start-up from them ubiquitous 2700K CFLs. The 3000K and 3500K ones have nice color quality IMO, but they could really only ever be found online. I love PL lamps and fixtures but it's more of a nostalgia thing with the preheat ones.

Yeah the quality lamps thing is really a big issue. Recently I've lost faith in the "big 3" with quality lamps. Philips, GE, and Sylvania are all slipping down the tubes.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 07:16 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

99% of people wont replace lamps until they are EOL, though. I had CFLs in use at home but once LEDs became affordable and the ugly giant cast aluminum heatsink style went away, I replaced all the CFLs in my house. I personally just hated the color quality and dim start-up from them ubiquitous 2700K CFLs. The 3000K and 3500K ones have nice color quality IMO, but they could really only ever be found online. I love PL lamps and fixtures but it's more of a nostalgia thing with the preheat ones.

Yeah the quality lamps thing is really a big issue. Recently I've lost faith in the "big 3" with quality lamps. Philips, GE, and Sylvania are all slipping down the tubes.

I use 4100K for the exterior lighting in old Chinese HPS wallpacks (which are un-collectible to me...don't want to put my NOS US made stuff outside ) that run on photocells that look like coated MH in appearance. The Lamps are from TCP, and I've had great service from them. I agree, the top three make crap now...I haven't bothered to buy any of there products for a long time...unless it's something collectible.

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Jul 31, 2019 at 07:35 PM Author: don93s
Lol, Dave gone full MMA head-crush with this sorry excuse for a lamp!
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Jul 31, 2019 at 07:46 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Now that it has dimple in it I guess You could fill the dimple up with essential oils to make a room smell lovely 🤪😜 - I couldn’t help it lol 😂!
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Jul 31, 2019 at 07:56 PM Author: streetlight98
@ WestinghouseCeramalux: Ah I bet the 4100K looks nice. It's a rather odd color temp for a CFL. Almost always they're 2700K or 5000K. I have a 2X PL13 light I made that's on my shed. I have Halco 5000K lamps in it and they look quite nice. They look a little like an aged phosphored MV or a diffuse MV but with much better CRI. When those die I might try 4100K.

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CFL's are only a fire hazard if replaced at EOL. I happen to use CFL's on the exterior of my house, and always re-lamp them every two years regardless of whether they have failed or not. Some of this problem is avoided if one just buys good quality lamps first.

Neither CFLs I've seen, went on fire at EOL, including generic ones. I always replaces the lamps at EOL, and nothing dangerous happens. The problems with your CFLs, is that they including a self-destruct mechanism in the ballast, that set the lamp in fire when it reaches EOL. Most CFLs here are safe to use until EOL.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Aug 01, 2019 at 07:00 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Neither CFLs I've seen, went on fire at EOL, including generic ones. I always replaces the lamps at EOL, and nothing dangerous happens. The problems with your CFLs, is that they including a self-destruct mechanism in the ballast, that set the lamp in fire when it reaches EOL. Most CFLs here are safe to use until EOL.

I've actually run some to EOL and never had an issue either. I re-lamp every two years to avoid the possibility destructive EOL, to maintain lumen levels, and not have outages, especially in winter when it seems to rain non-stop.

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