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Default PAR30 LED floodlight bulbs. Need help finding some

I'm about to buy a house and it has recessed flood lights. I'm wanting to replace the incandescent bulbs with LED ones. I have looked at some in a few stores. Dimmable ones would be nice. Is there any particular brand I should look for? Anybody know of a website that provides good/realistic reviews?

Something equivelant to a ~60w incandescent would be nice.


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Default Re: PAR30 LED floodlight bulbs. Need help finding some

I can't help you other than to say if you don't get an answer then go here.
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Default Re: PAR30 LED floodlight bulbs. Need help finding some

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2700k color temperature, according to one of the reviews. Hope it helps.

They're not exactly cheap though...it seems they're between $85-100 online.
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Default Re: PAR30 LED floodlight bulbs. Need help finding some

Thanks. Those looks really nice. I might get one to try/test before buy a bunch of them. I would need 6 which is a large chunk of change.
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I don't know if they come much cheaper than this.

Why not use CFLs?
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Default Re: PAR30 LED floodlight bulbs. Need help finding some

I've been swapping over to CFLs in normal fixtures. Those type of bulbs don't work very well in recessed fixtures though. I thought if I'm going to buy new bulbs, I'll splurge on some LEDs to save even more energy. Plus they don't contain mercury.
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LEDs perform even more poorly in recessed fixtures. CFLs themselves (not the electronic ballasts as much) are designed to run pretty hot, but LEDs are not.
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wtf, how'd you even find this thread.

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Default Re: PAR30 LED floodlight bulbs. Need help finding some

I ended up finding some I like. I put a Sylvania above the shower I use all of the time. It is a cool white and puts out 770lm if I remember right. It is rated for damp locations so it should be fine.

I bought one Cree LR6 3500k to see how it looked in the kitchen. I am more than satisfied with it. Now I just need to buy 5 more. The CFLs have been kicking the bucket pretty quick. I think I had to replace all of them at least once already.

The next fixture is the one over the dining table. I found the bulbs I want but can't find a seller.

Top Energy Saving System Corp.

These have almost the exact same specs. The bulbs would be visible in the fixture though.

Philips AmbientLED 12W 2700K A19 Dimmable - Energy Star LED Light Bulb - 12A19/AMB/2700-800 DIM | The EarthLED Store - LED Light Bulbs Direct

I'd like to find something soon so I can get rid of the mishmash I have in there right now.
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