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Old 05-26-13, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default $3 bulb w/rebates

OK, so local poco (PSE) has instant rebate on 4 pack of 12W LED bulbs, $3 each. Greenlite brand.

So, there are24 ea indivicual LEDs in the bulb, on a flat 1" dia wafer at about where the neck transitions to bulb on an incandescent.

Then there is a white CARDBOARD piece inside the plastic covering so the light only comes out the ring around the sides - how dumb is that, as least for a lot of uses. Apparently trying to make the bulb 'omnidirectional. Same LEDs in a similar bulb without the cardboard has 800 lumens vs 450 at the same 12W

So, eye cutoff the stupid plastic cover (indoor use) and the subjective lumen level at the floor is about 10x that of the way the thingy is sold. Why cut lumen output in half simply so it 'looks' like a 60W incandescent from the side??

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