Home Depot Selling Cheap LEDs Online

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If you’re looking to make the switch from incandescent to LED lighting, now may be a good time.  The Home Depot struck a deal with the Lighting Science Group Corporation and is the exclusive seller of an affordable line of ECOSMART LED products.  One bulb in the product line, the A19 LED 40-watt equivalent, sells for $19.97 each.

The A19 LED uses 8.5 watts, has a brightness of 429 lumens, and has a color temperature of 3032 K.  It’s dimmable and carries a five-year warranty.

Other than the A19, the new LED line also includes PAR38, PAR30, PAR20, MR16, and G25 bulbs.  They’re built in the U.S.A. and expected to last 50,000 hours at 7 hours per day, 365 days a year.

The Home Depot expects to sell these energy-efficient lights in stores starting sometime in September, but they’ve been popular and difficult to keep in stock, according to the New York Times.

[+] Buy ECOSMART LEDs from The Home Depot.

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  • http://twitter.com/whitingdesign Graham

    Goodbye toxic mercury CFL’s! It’s great to see LED’s hitting the mass market, and coming down substantially in price. And dimmable…

  • Dave Brach

    At 8.5 W and 429 lumens, these are actually less efficient (lumens per Watt) than a standard compact fluourescent.

    • Frodo_17

      While these LED lights are still expensive, I think this is a good start. One question is, as the lumens are increased, how much does energy consumption increase? I suspect that future LEDs aimed at the mass market will be far brighter and relatively energy efficient. Also, even if an LED lasts only 25000 hours (half the life listed) it is still far longer lasting than CFLs.

  • green products

    Hi, I’m amazed to view this post and wish to give thanks to who has given it. Nice…Keep it up..Thank you.

  • Joel

    Are they made in the U.S.A.?

    • Anonymous

      LED products made by U.S. based companies or divisions are likely to have many professionals working in the U.S. I was one for about 35 years. They work on physics of LEDs, making more effective and less expensive growing processes, the materials and design of the packages, marketing, customer support, etc. The growing process is likely to be at least partially done in the U.S. Much of the equipment that produces LEDs is designed and produced in the U.S.

      Actual production of the final product that the customer buys is more labor intensive and done overseas. 

      So, the question does not have a simple yes or no answer. But if it was not for the overseas production, there would no competitive product to sell and no jobs here. This is true for practically the whole electronic industry. Another example is Intel, which has a huge facility near where I live in Portland OR. They are the largest employer in Oregon. The computer chips are produced and designed here, but the actually product Intel sells to computer companies is produced off-shore.

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