The increasing ban on 60 and 100 watt incandescent bulbs has shaken up the lighting industry in a big way. Although they can still be found in big box stores, those bulbs won't be around for long and the replacements have been........let's just say........awful.
2015 has seen the dramatic rise of LED filament bulbs reflecting a huge breakthrough in light bulb technology. When you think LED bulb, you think clunky bulbs with white/blue light that sometimes dim and cost a fortune.
Not in this case.
The LED filament bulb combines the the traditional aesthetics, light quality and dimming capabilities of an incandescent light bulb with modern LED technology. Instead of having a bulky aluminum heat sink, the diodes are spread out similar to filaments in a regular light bulb. This disperses the heat so that it's not centralized in one area and there is no need for a heat sink. The light quality is outstanding at 2200K and 2700K and they are available in both a “vintage style” for Edison bulbs lovers and a regular A19 style.
Here's the best part though.
The energy consumption........or lack there off.
A 7 Watt LED is the equivalent of a 60 Watt incandescent bulb.
That's over 8 times the energy savings! Coupled with the fact that it lasts for 30000 hours (average) compared to 3000 hours, its lifespan is really measured in years....not hours.We're early adapters of these bulbs as we believe in them.
With massive energy savings, recyclable materials and a long lifespan, their impact on the environment and your utilities budget is too good to pass up.
The starting cost on them is very reasonable all things considered. They do not compare with the $1.99 hardware store special bulbs but at $25 per bulb, the upfront cost is worth it for huge long term savings. All of our bulbs are cUL approved and available in various wattage and styles.
Whether you look to upgrade now or late, the future is inevitable and these bulbs are a huge part of it.