Green / Eco-Friendly

LED Bulbs now at Costco

  • Last Updated:
  • Nov 12th, 2009 6:15 pm
Tags:
None
[OP]
Deal Guru
User avatar
Nov 5, 2001
10785 posts
1318 upvotes
Edmonton

LED Bulbs now at Costco

Saw these at Costco when I was there the other day.

2 pack of standard base bulbs, wattage was 1.5w to 3w, can't remember exactly, priced at about $25.

They also had a 3 pack of chandalier style bulbs, with standard socket adapters in the box. Priced at about $20. Wattage was 1W each on these IIRC.

Tempted to try some of these out if they ever go on coupon.

Anyone else picked up any yet?
4 replies
Deal Guru
User avatar
Jun 12, 2007
12503 posts
2147 upvotes
London
The Costco ones are I think are 3.5W and 200 lumens which is about 1/4 the output of a 60W incaldencent bulb. So it takes about 4 LED light bulbs (4X3.5W=14W) to equal to a real 60W light bulb.

But, a 13W CFL = a real 60W bulb and only costs about $3 vs. $50 for LED bulbs (i.e. $25 for 2 LED bulbs)

Here's a review of the 1.5W ones:
http://frrl.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/pr ... ight-bulb/

Edit - read the comments section. The brand name "Lights of America" has a high failure rate and the company is difficult to get warranty exchange.

[IMG]http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee14 ... reveal.jpg[/IMG]
Sr. Member
Apr 29, 2006
514 posts
46 upvotes
Toronto
I've seen LED bulbs on sale at Walmart as well
Deal Guru
User avatar
Apr 4, 2001
10361 posts
194 upvotes
I don't think a few LED lightbulbs are going to make shopping at Costco environmentally-friendly.
[OP]
Deal Guru
User avatar
Nov 5, 2001
10785 posts
1318 upvotes
Edmonton
Verified more details at Costco yesterday.

3.5 watts. 270 lumens for the 2 pack.

1.5 watts. 85 luments for the 3 pack.


Will probably pick up some for our lakelot when they get cheaper or go on coupon. A couple of 3.5 watt ones is more than enough light for a hallway or small room/closet, and we have really limited wattage, so every bit we shave is good.

Going to stick to cfls until the prices of the leds get cheaper...

Top