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Lighting It Up 
26th-Jan-2016 06:04 pm
I replaced the CFLs in the office with Cree 100W equivalent LED bulbs a while back. This involved some shenanigans with the ceiling fan fixture that required installing a longer nipple so that the bulbs -- with their big heatsinks! -- would fit. I also installed one soft white and one daylight bulb to try to average things out.

I've noticed it's been getting dim in the office lately when the sun goes down. Yesterday, I finally took a good look at the problem and concluded that the soft white bulb was failing. In theory, it's under warranty, but in practice it will be annoyingly inconvenient and expensive to get that warranty honored. So since I was in Home Depot yesterday on a different mission, I checked out the LED bulb aisle.

I considered getting another of the Cree LED bulbs with the huge heatsink, but I noticed that Philips had a much smaller, supposedly 100W equivalent LED bulb for about 2/3 the price of the Cree. I figured I'd try it and have now installed it into the fixture.

There is a lot more light in here now.

I wonder what I should do with the failed bulb...
27th-Jan-2016 02:21 am (UTC)
I've had the previous generation of Phillips bulbs for 5 years or so now; for me, they are being well behaved, but only one of mine is the 100 Watt equivalent.
27th-Jan-2016 04:58 am (UTC)
I wonder if you can do an online form.... Googled... Nope, you have to mail more paperwork than the bulb is worth to do the warranty replacement.

Recycle it at whatever location in your area that deals with CFL bulbs. Maybe home depot. (Less hassle.)
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