It says they are dimmable. Any experience with these to know how well they dim? Do they hit a certain dimming limit and go off after that? Any noise emitted while dimming (like some other lights)?
I'd love to swap out a set of 15 ceiling lights in a large room in our house. Currently the load is too high to use with any of the normal automation style dimmers. Changing over to LEDs would get the total wattage down considerably and I could get a controllable dimmer for that room.
Oh I know - I bought 33 LED bulbs last year for all our cans. Granted I bought even cheaper ones, but when our electricity hits $.41/kWh, I definitely understand ROI.
I have a spreadsheet set up that I can plug anything into with our current rates to get time to payback with different scales depending on usage, etc - that's how I keep my wife from complaining about cost.
i just bought 50 of these. i am using these with SAI-1140 switches. There is some minor flicker at different levels, but you can easily bump it up/down a notch if you find a specific level where this happens.
I love the bulbs, their clean look, the light they exhibit, the power savings. I will report back a full month bill difference between aug/september. i drove to CT (from NY) and used a 10% lowes coupon. max 20 per customer. went in and out of store 3 times.
I've had great experiences with these bulbs.
Great dimming profile, and good light color, the right "warm" color.
they are rated 100% to 20% dimming. They probably go a bit lower, no real flicker. When they get to the bottom of the curve they just go out. I have two of the 4" versions in my over kitchen sink cans. These flicker a bit when dimmed and there is UPB traffic, but I suspect it's the switch not the bulbs themselves. The other bulbs I had int here did the same thing.
They work great with SA dimmers.
I replaced every can light in my house except the ones on the cathedral ceiling (angled trim rings) with these, 50+ bulbs.
I have 3 outside in my porch cans (covered from the elements) the outside temps (slightly) below freezing and damp northwest air haven't affected them adversely.
I struck a deal with someone off eBay for $1100 to buy 12 6" recessed lights and 31 4" recessed lights. Some states heavily discount these bulbs, whereas in Southern California, the 4" downlights were $50 each at the time. Yes, this was very expensive. When you then include the $1200 that I spent on a full set of Insteon swtiches and keypads, it was ridiculously expensive.