Deal alert: Philips' new LED light bulb priced at $4.97 for two-pack, limited time only

By Shawn Knight
Apr 21, 2015
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    Outfitting your home with LED light bulbs is a great way to reduce your electric bill (and is better for the environment) but the cost of entry thus far has turned a lot of people away, even if they could save money in the long run.

    Some of the earlier solutions sold for $30 or more but here lately, prices have been coming down considerably. I picked up some Great Value bulbs a little over a year ago for about nine bucks a pop which now seems rather expensive compared to Philips’ upcoming bulb.

    The company is planning to price its new energy-saving 60W equivalent bulbs at just $4.97 each. Best yet, when they go on sale starting May 1 at Home Depot, you’ll be able to get a pack of two LED bulbs for that price. That 2-for-1 offer is only good for 90 days, however.

    As for specifications, the Philips 60W equivalent sips just 8.5 watts with a standard output of 800 lumens. The bulb carries a yearly energy cost of just $1.02 to operate (three hours per day @ .11kWh), is dimmable (albeit with moderate flicker / buzz) and has a rated lifespan of 11,000 hours alongside a three-year warranty.

    That last bit of information is important to note. As CNET points out, this is significantly less than the 25,000 hour lifespan of most other LED bulbs which helps to explain why Philips is offering it at such an attractive price.

    If you’ve been looking to make the switch, this is currently the best deal around for a big-brand bulb (or any LED bulb that I’ve seen). Just be sure to take the lifespan into consideration before pulling the trigger.

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    With a color frequency of 2700K, they can keep them. I'll shop for something closer to 4500K.
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  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    I'll mark my calendar - hope they don't sell out too quickly. Knowing Home Depot, there will be an end display with a big sign, so everyone will know about the deal as soon as they walk in.
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  4. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Booster Posts: 188   +43

    I went to Homedepot to get some big bottles of Tide that was on sale for $9.99 last week and they sold out of 500 bottles within a hour. I expect only people that know about LED bulbs will buy and not like the Tide that the general public knows about
  5. 2700K is about the color an incandescent light bulb puts out. Warm and subtle. 4500K is more of an outside flood light. I would never put something that white indoors.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    You should! It makes a world of difference in taking pictures alone, not to mention it is easier on the eyes. I can't stand the color of incandescent light bulbs, now that I have seen how much better 5000K LED's make a room look.
  7. You spoke too soon.
    Quote: It will officially be the cheapest 60-watt equivalent LED bulb you can buy when available at Home Depot starting in May in both 2700K and 5000K color temperature versions.
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  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822


    Can you link the sales ad?
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

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