I’m slowly starting to replace all of my CFL’s with LED’s now that the cost is a little more attractive. So far, I’ve replaced 14 of my 68 bulbs that are in my house. Four of those being GE Link bulbs, which are great for table lamps. I bought a small quantity of each type of bulb to experiment and so far I’m happy with what I have installed. For color temp, I prefer 4000k. Perfect color balance, IMO. The GE Links are 2700, which work well in nightstand lamps for a softer light.
Here’s what I have so far:
Standard A19 60W replacement. These are super bright, instant on, and dimmable (work great with the new GE/Jasco dimmer with neutral).
Candelabra base globe style. These are also very bright considering their size. Three of these in a bedroom ceiling fan is plenty of light. I’ll most likely be using these in the remainder of my ceiling fans. These are non-dimmable, but I don’t plan on installing dimmers in the kid’s bedrooms or my office where these lights are installed.
Candelabra base bullet style. Same output as above, but don’t like being able to see the LED through the clear plastic. It’s a little harder on the eyes. Unless you need the traditional shape bulb, I prefer the non-translucent globe style bulb. Also non-dimmable.
Large globe style bulb. These were a bit bigger than I was expecting (didn’t fully read the dims). I planned on using these in another fixture but put in the standard A19s above instead. They are the same length but much bigger around. They are still in the box, but I’ll purchase two more and put them in the dining room light. They do look nice in an exposed fixture, but aren’t as bright as the first bulbs I listed.
I’ll need to start looking into can light replacements soon. I have 6 in my kitchen that I want to swap out.
So, what bulbs are you guys buying and from where? As you can see, I bought everything from Amazon which seemed to have pretty fair pricing, IMO. The quality is great, we’ll see how long they last…