G7 Power Tahoe BR30 LED Recessed Can Light Bulb 1200 Lumen Day Light White 4000K E26 Base 15-Watt, 85-Watt Replacement

Screen Shot 2014-03-08 at 8.58.50 AMI’ve been holding off on the LED lighting revolution for a while, since I really didn’t like the quality of light from some early products that I tested. They were also very expensive, which made me even more reluctant to invest into something that I was not too keen on to begin with. However, the technology has come a long way and some of the recent products are every bit as pleasing to the eye as the familiar incandescent lightbulbs. The prices have also been coming down, so there is very little reason not to jump on the LED revolution bandwagon.

This 15 Watt G7 (85 Watt replacement) cool LED light bulb gives off a crisp white light that is very sharp and well defined. At 1200 lumens it’s very bright, and it even feels brighter than the equivalently rated incandescent light bulb. The bulb seems really well made and it fit the flood light socket perfectly. It is much heavier than the equivalent incandescent lightbulbs, so you might want to keep this in mind when deciding which fixtures to put it in. At 4000 K this light bulb seems to come close to the temperature of the sunlight (5500 K or so). The light is harsher looking than the warm yellowish lightbulbs that I am used to for everyday lighting. This lightbulb might be ideal for photography – I am using it now in my makeshift small photography studio.

I have not used this light bulb long enough to be able to ascertain how much of a saving it really is. I have no reason not to believe that the savings can be substantial, and some of the estimates are given on the packaging that comes with this light bulb. One of the main reasons I like the LED light bulbs is the fact that they don’t need to be replaced very often. (The estimated life of this light bulb is over 22 years.) That comes in handy especially with the flood lights – most of mine are in not-easily-accessible places and less work I have to do replacing them, the better.

Overall, this is a great light that will probably save you a lot of time and money over the years that you own it. Highly recommended.


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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