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C. Crane CC VIVID PLUS LED Light Bulb Reviews

greenhybrid

Fantastic LED Lightbulb Primer...

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Pros: Ample Light Output, Low Power Consumption, Pleasant Cool White Light...

Cons: Cost, Directive Light.....

Having switched all my bulbs to CFL, I was looking for a new direction in terms of green lighting alternatives. I've been a proponent of the CFL as stop-gaps mentality ever since learning of their mercury content. I assumed with their low-cost, CFL lights would be a natural progression away from the antiquated incandescent varieties commonplace in our homes. After visiting ecogeek.org and learning of the LED light phenomena, I was hooked and began investigating possible replacement of all my CFLs to LEDs. Owing to their inherit greeness-low power usage, no mercury, long lifespans-I was hopeful my quest would be met with success. My first foray into the realm of LED lighting...
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bobkart

Not totally useless

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Pros: Low cost

Cons: Not very bright

This was one of the first LED lamps I bought, back in 2007.  I got both the Warm White and Daylight White versions, from besthomelighting.com.  This is the 36-LED version by the way, not the 18-LED version. Quantitatively, my Watt's Up wattmeter reads them both at 2.2 watts, C Crane claims 1.84 watts and besthomelighting.com says 3 watts.  Output-wise, my integrating sphere gives a reading of 33 for the Warm White and 36 for the Daylight White.  Compare that with some 40-watt incandescent bulbs I've measured ranging from 175 to 215, pick an average of 195 to be 400 lumens and those readings equate to 68 and 74 lumens.  C Crane claims 60 lumens and besthomelighting.com says 100/120. ...
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