I was also at a Costco store today in Milpitas.madbrain wrote: I have about 10-20 CFLs out of my 230+ that failed early (at about 2.5 years) . These are R30 and R40 types (flood lights) that were putting out between 800 - 1000 lumens.
What's an affordable LED replacement ? I don't need them to be dimmable.
Are there better deals than these ?
http://www.costco.com/Feit-Electric-Dim ... 28843.html
http://www.costco.com/Feit-Electric-Dim ... 28842.html
They had these same bulbs sold individually. The BR30 were $13.69, and BR40 $18.89 .
That is a bit cheaper per bulb than the 4-packs sold online, but still about 3-4 times the price of comparable CFLs.
In my experience in the past at my former home, CFLs lasted about 5-7 years on average. But I had an order of magnitude fewer bulbs than I do now.
At 3-4x the price, the LEDs would have to last at least 20 years. The packages stated 22.8 years. I don't know if they are warrantied for that long.
I didn't buy any LED bulb today. There is still enough light in most rooms even with 20 overall dead bulbs.
I'm on the fence about contacting the manufacturer to get free replacements for the failed CFLs or going to LEDs.