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Cheap LED bulb through my utility - NH

Post in 'The Green Room' started by peakbagger, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. peakbagger

    peakbagger Minister of Fire

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    Our utility subsidize various energy savings goodies via a catalog. The most recent has Cree 9 Watt LEDs that are claimed to be 60 Watt equivalents for$ 2.98 each. They also had some Phillps for around $8 . Five bucks to ship no matter what the quantity although they limit the number of subsidized bulbs to 12 total . I am going to use the Crees to replace some halogens in my unheated garage. They also have CFLs. They sell fixtures but the times I have bought them I find that I can get the same quality at Home Depot for less. They also have different brands every year and sometimes getting replacement bulbs is a hassle on the more specialized fixtures.

    Nevertheless, a good way to get some LEDs into the house affordably.

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  2. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Those three dollar bulbs sound like the ones I paid ten bucks for. BTW, I like them.
  3. Where2

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    I'd buy a dozen at that price. Thinking about my 1960's house when I bought it, a dozen bulbs would have covered one floor worth of fixtures, and it's a 2-story.
  4. DBoon

    DBoon Minister of Fire

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    If the Cree bulbs they are offering are the soft white versions that Cree sells at Home Depot, that is a great deal. I would make sure they are soft white.

    I tested these Cree bulbs and the power consumption actually came in a little less than the 9W rating.
  5. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    I was just at a HD this evening. They are now also selling a Phillips bulb in the shape of a loop for 10 bucks.
  6. Laszlo

    Laszlo New Member

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    Fantastic deal, thanks! I'll have to tell my brother to take advantage of this, as he's moving back on-grid and will finally have a utility account number to be eligible for this sort of thing. This is a very good bulb, and I've been buying lots with the $5 discount my utility offers.

    The link, for those interested, is http://www.energyfederation.org/nhsaves/default.php/cPath/2563_4732 . Though the site seems to indicate up to 20 subsidized items are allowed per customer.

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