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GE LED Bright Stik; finally tried them

GE LED Bright Stik; finally tried them

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Last month Walmart became the first Canadian retailer besides Home Depot to offer these, so I finally bought a pack each of the 6W Soft White and 6W Daylight varieties. They were $13.99 for a pack of three.

These are only the first LED bulbs I have purchased, and I haven't seen very many out in the wild yet, but these are by far the nicest LED bulbs I've come across so far. The Soft White ones have a nicer color than a CFL, the light distribution is excellent, and there is absolutely zero mains flicker, better than a CFL, which I find remarkable. The Daylight ones are supposed to be 5000k, but they look a bit cooler than that, so I didn't end up trying any in a fixture. In the end, these get two thumbs up from me.

I decided not to keep these, only because they're $5 a bulb and I don't have a use for them right now. I'll definitely buy them for real when the price comes down, though.

If GE could come out with a color temperature in between the two current offerings, they would totally win me over, I think.

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:LED6LS
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Lamp Type:LED
Base:E27
Service Life:15000 hours
Electrical
Wattage:6
Voltage:120V
Current:0.09A
Optical
Lumen Output:450
Color Temperature:2850k, 5000k
Color Rendering Index:80
Physical/Production
Factory Location:China
Fabrication Date:2016

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Jun 19, 2016 at 09:51 PM Author: paintballer22
I have the daylight ones in service at the paintball field seen here There is 15 of them.
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Jun 20, 2016 at 07:19 AM Author: streetlight98
I heard there is no heat sinking at all in these, so I wouldn't expect them to last very long. Maybe 8000 hours. They do indeed throw the light nicely; my friend has some in his basement. And they're compact, which is always a plus.

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Jun 20, 2016 at 07:38 AM Author: wattMaster
Well, there is a little heat sinking, just an Aluminium plate.

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Jun 20, 2016 at 08:01 AM Author: FGS
There is more than that. Inside the white plastic base with the logo and letterings there's an aluminum can where that disk is press fit into.

Not much but seems to hold well. Older LEDs might have died or color shifted with such a thing but newer LEDs are tougher.

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Jun 20, 2016 at 08:11 AM Author: wattMaster
Here's the photo that shows the LED board.

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Apr 23, 2017 at 04:25 PM Author: LandryB
I put two of these in about a year ago, still working fine. GE makes these in the 'Reveal' version as well. The light from those looks slightly pinker than the soft white version.
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May 02, 2017 at 09:13 PM Author: Lodge

There is more than that. Inside the white plastic base with the logo and letterings there's an aluminum can where that disk is press fit into.

Not much but seems to hold well. Older LEDs might have died or color shifted with such a thing but newer LEDs are tougher.


I don't think it's so much the case of newer leds being tougher, it's just manufacturers have started to print more realistic life spans on the box, and they have learned you can run them hotter, add more phosphor, use cheaper power supplies and derate the life hours and this reduces the cost per unit.. Because I've had newer leds fail yet my first generation leds which see way more use with a good pound more heat sinking are still running 7 years later with very little lumen deprecation, they have also all dropped the warranty coverage duration they used to offer, yet my older leds are still under warranty..

But bigger picture it's a trade off because now I can buy way more bulbs for the cost of what I paid for a single first generation LED so dollar for dollar I will end up getting more hours of light from a dollar, but not more hours from a single bulb.. (And for what I paid for a 3 pack of GE bright stik leds I can get 90 of those bulbs pictured above for the cost of my first Philips led)
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May 02, 2017 at 09:28 PM Author: ace100w120v
Interesting, I've heard mixed reviews on these, might have to try some myself.
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May 02, 2017 at 09:33 PM Author: Lodge
I'm only trying them because they where 99 cents a 3 pack, for the 9 watt version so I can't complain if they don't last as long as my first gen LED's, after all they are cheaper then a dollar store pack of incandescent bulbs..
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May 02, 2017 at 10:28 PM Author: xmaslightguy
On Monday I saw these at Home Depot on clearance for something like $1.08 for the 3pk, but didn't bother getting any.

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And A Good Summer Thunderstorm!

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May 02, 2017 at 10:36 PM Author: ace100w120v
Wow, that's cheap! Have they been discontinued?
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May 02, 2017 at 10:51 PM Author: Lodge
I got mine on sale and right now there is a government energy rebate in Alberta which reduced the price further, people where filling shopping carts with them, so I grabbed a few packs..
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May 02, 2017 at 11:04 PM Author: RyanF40T12
I've been running these for about a year. The warm white colored ones. I like them very much.

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May 02, 2017 at 11:28 PM Author:
What a cheap and ugly looking thing,with the range of led,s available to us i can see no reason for me to want to buy one of these things,it looks like it was designed by a 4 year old and put together in a garden potting shed!
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May 02, 2017 at 11:41 PM Author: Lodge

What a cheap and ugly looking thing,with the range of led,s available to us i can see no reason for me to want to buy one of these things,it looks like it was designed by a 4 year old and put together in a garden potting shed!


For a whole 19 pence / bulb you don't get miracles, but then again at that price I wasn't expecting them either..
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May 03, 2017 at 09:16 AM Author: streetlight98
Yeah at 99 cents per three-pack I would be satisfied if the bulbs last 2000 Hrs, or a double-life incandescent. You're saving energy on top of that so at 99c for three lamps, they've already paid for themselves within a week even if you use them sparingly. 2000 hours is actually quite a long time if you don't use your lights much. My house was built in 2003 and 14 years later, we still have a number of incandescent lamps still original to the house that work! They're mostly in fixtures that get little use but point is, there's no reason to buy a 24000 hour lamp for a fixture you hardly ever use. It would make sense to keep the incandescents, but because these LEDs are so cheap, you can use these and still save energy when you do use the fixture and still get the opportunity to pay the lamps off.

I don't have any experience with the name-brand LEDs (except Osram, but they're used sparingly). Almost all my LEDs are Maxlite/MaxLEDs that I got from the ReStore for $1-2 a pop. They're older ones with metal bases and a nicer ~3500K color instead of the super yellow 2700K.

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May 03, 2017 at 02:50 PM Author: ace100w120v
I like the current 2700K LEDs, much more convincing than a CFL, but I didn't like the 2700K CFLs so when I still used CFL I used 5000K or 6500k; I'm now back to 2700K with the LEDs.
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May 03, 2017 at 04:51 PM Author: streetlight98
The "soft white" CFLs were nasty lol. Pinkish color. But a lot of LEDs are the same way! And the ones that aren't are too intense of a yellow.

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May 03, 2017 at 05:53 PM Author: ace100w120v
I've seen some bad examples, but the GE ones seem decent. I have some 5000K LEDs, TCP and Feit, but when they die I'm going 2700K, the "daylight" is much harsher than a 5000K CFL, too pinkish for the TCP and too pissy yellow for the Feit ones.

Athough actually, right now I have a case of 16 of the 15w tri tube 6400K CFLs, which although only 15w with the non-spiral design are actually more like 75w or 100w equivalent, so I'll use those up where they fit. Primitive but actually quite efficient for only 15w draw vs. a 23w CFL. http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2335&pos=3&pid=130955

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May 03, 2017 at 10:06 PM Author:
I am sure at the price you paid for them you may be happy with them but as i said i think they are awful looking things,it is not a money thing with me,i would not have a piece of furniture in my house i didnt like the look of because it was cheap and similarly i would not have one of these in use in my house because it was cheap and some £1 led lamps i have seen available here did not mean having to purchase something that 50% of it takes up room and emits no useful light and gives no backward light and the other 50)% looks like it was made from left overs bits from a kids bithday party.
To buy these from a collectors point to keep as an item that was quirky and short lived in design in a collection i can see the reason for doing that.
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May 04, 2017 at 09:28 AM Author: streetlight98
You can use these in enclosed fixtures and you won't even know they're not an a-shape light bulb. I personally wouldn't use these in an open fixture because they are odd looking but not the worst design I've seen.

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May 04, 2017 at 09:48 AM Author: ace100w120v
LOL, those Philips 'Ping-pong paddle' bulbs were the worst; I don't think they're still made. I know a place full of them, in chandeliers no less, looks really...bad. I need to post those pictures.
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May 04, 2017 at 08:12 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah those Philips pingpong lamps were a joke.

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May 04, 2017 at 08:15 PM Author: ace100w120v
I gotta show you guys the pictures of them in, for instance, antique wrought iron chandeliers. It was hilarious.
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