LED Lightbulb Review

Posted: December 7, 2013 in Reviews
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Since the government is trying to phase out incandescent light bulbs and since our electric bill keeps getting higher, we decided to try some LED light bulbs. For one thing, the bulbs the government is pushing don’t last very long and also, they are an environmental hazard being filled with mercury. As you probably know, mercury is a serious poison and we don’t like these kinds of bulbs in our home.

The LED light bulbs we purchased are brought to you from the company Solutions from Science. They are as bright as a 60 watt light bulb but only use one tenth the energy helping to cut down your energy bill. They also don’t get hot, so you can’t burn yourself on them. You can keep your hand on them while they are on! They are supposed to last 40 years, but of course, we cannot verify that.

We really wanted to try one of these, so we put it in one of our lamps. Unfortunately, the light doesn’t shine out of the sides or the bottom part of the light bulb, so it’s better to use them in a down shining fixture. In other words, don’t put this light bulb into a lamp that points the light bulb up. Other than this, this light bulb is very good. You have to pick where you want to use them, in our opinion, not because they are LED, but because they are only equivalent to 60 watt bulbs. We like bright light, so we use 75 or even 100 watt bulbs. These LEDs will be used in our basement, our bathrooms, and some other areas where bright light is not necessary, but good lighting is.

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate it a 9 and John would rat it a 8 because they are not very bright. In the picture with two lights side by side, the LED bulb is on the left. It is a softer light as you can see.

By the way, Solutions from Science is the same place we got our solar panel and battery from. They deliver your products promptly and their products have not let us down. Here is a link to a video about the LED lightbulbs http://ledfreedom.com/. Also, here is a link to their website: http://www.solutionsfromscience.com/

Comments
  1. Nice review! in your picture the light looks blue. Did you pick the blue tone or is that all they had available?

    • Hello! Yes, the lightbulbs give out a blue-white light, but we think the pictures exaggerate the color a little bit and make the bulbs appear bluer than they really are. Out of the two pictures where the lightbulb is lit up, the picture with only one lightbulb captures the real color more accurately. As far as we can tell, the bulb that we got is the only color available. Hope this helps!

  2. Andy Oldham says:

    Thanks men! My wife just asked me yesterday when we shopped Lowe’s what the difference was. Now I have an answer! 🙂

    • Yeah. We really don’t like the idea of those curly cue bulbs in our home. If you were to drop one and break it, you’d have a mercury spill on your hands. LED bulbs are a good solution for our family right now. We hope we aren’t disappointed with their longevity and our parents are hoping to save some money. Truthfully, we like Edison’s bulbs the best, but they are being taken away from us….

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