LED lights, finally affordable enough to replace CFL?

Admin01

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Just wondering, whether or not the LED lights are now affordable enough to become a proper replacement for CFLs?

If that is the case, how much power savings are we talking about by switching from a 20-25 watt CFL to LED light?
 

anupmathur

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I don't think LED lamps are that cheap yet.
Savings would be about 50% with LED lamps, compared to CFL.
 

Admin01

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So a 12w LED lamp should be a good enough replacement for a tube light?

Price is something I am cautious and worried about, since I don't want to buy the non-branded Chinese stuff and I haven't seen branded LED lamps in our local electrical stores.
 

anupmathur

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So a 12w LED lamp should be a good enough replacement for a tube light?
....
A tube being 40 watts, you'd be looking at a LED lamp of at least 18 watts to achieve the same brightness.
I only switched to CFLs because the government mandated a one year warranty on the bulbs. Haven't seen anything like that for LEDs yet.
 

Admin01

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Hmm... I have using a 25w round CFL as a replacement for quite sometime and found it to be decent enough. Right now using 15w CFL and it isn't that bright enough, so I guessed a 12w LED lamp would be good enough. However if they don't come with a 1 year replacement warranty, then I guess there is no point considering them.
 

anupmathur

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..... However if they don't come with a 1 year replacement warranty, then I guess there is no point considering them.
Exactly my view also!
In this country full of scams even branded bulbs will turn out to be cheap imports that will fail within a few weeks! :rolleyes:
 

adsatinder

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Now
LED Bulbs are at a good level of price.
Day before Yesterday bought BRYLITE LED Bulb
from Naharpur, Rohini.

3W LED Bulb for Rs. 250/- x 2pc (+ tax extra as applicable)
7W LED Bulb for Rs.450/- x 1 pc (+ tax extra as applicable)

Amazed by the Light, it is more bright and instantly lit.


3W LED Bulb = 30W incandescent bulb
7W LED Bulb = 60W incandescent bulb

But it appeared to be more brighter than CFL.

I was offered 2 years warrranty.
 
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adsatinder

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I was told that in next 5-6 months LED Tubes will also see good price down.

Brylite is coming with good range of affordable lighting.
They have good quality too .
They have no complaint product in strip LED lighting,
that is white / coloured / Multi-Coloured.


CFL prices are just half
but life provided by LED Bulbs / Tube is much more
and electicity consumption is just half.
So it compensates in long life term.

If anybody want to change all the bulbs or CFLs with
LED Bulbs can do so easily as an investment.

Lets hope for the best.
 
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Prasham

Armchair Traveller :(
I guess Phillips have started selling LED lighting products but I don't have any idea about warranty and pricing.
 
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