Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Save with Phillips LED daylight bulb

When you hear 'LED' light, do you think of bluish Christmas light strings or blinking lights on your electronics? Or maybe really expensive lightbulbs? Me too. However, I got the chance this month to try a new bulb on the market called the Philips LED Daylight. This bulb gets you as close to daylight as possible in the comfort of your own home, & provides a true daylight effect that, I'm told, can help prevent eye strain. The bulb also offers energy and cost savings to boot, particularly since BCHydro is implementing instant in-store rebates for LED use in October as part of their PowerSmart month initiative.

The LED bulb looks a bit like a spotlight, but fits into regular lamps & other fixtures just like an incandescent or most compact fluorescents. The Philips Daylight LED is dimmable too--which is a nice feature most CFLs don't have. I like the light quality--very white compared to the CFLs in all our lamps, but not blue or harsh.

Additional product features include:
  • Safe for kids' rooms: Philips LED bulbs are mercury-free & designed to keep from giving off heat, protecting wayward fingers
  • Great for hard-to-reach fixtures: Philips LED bulbs' average rated life is 25,000 hours – 22.8 years – so you won't have to get up on that ladder very often. (I'll let you know how long our bulb lasts--just come back to this post every decade or so to check. ;)
  • Save money: Philips LED bulbs require less wattage to perform without sacrificing brightness, which means 80% lower energy costs. 
  • Environmentally Friendly: Remember the first of your three Rs: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Using less energy & replacing light bulbs less often makes Philips LED bulbs an eco-friendly option for lighting your home.

You can get great deals on your power saving LED lights at Costco, Home Depot, London Drugs, & Rona for the month of October only (in BC--other provinces have different deals & timing). For more information on Philips LED lighting, visit their website.

Disclaimer: I received a free Philips LED Daylight bulb to try at home, but was not otherwise compensated for this post. The opinions are my own.

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