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Best LED Lights for the Home – Saving You Money


Best LED Lights for the Home

Changing the lighting source in your environment can have many advantages. Whether your are looking to save some money, help the environment or adjust the lighting to meet the needs of your working spaces; switching to LED lights is the right move.

In this article we will provide your with a breakdown of the best LED lights for the home. We will list our favorites in chronological order, starting with our number one recommendation. We will introduce each company and their history before highlighting the pros and cons of each product.

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1. Philips SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED

Philips has been a leading company in the technology industry. Established over 100 years Philips SceneSwitch - Best LED Lights for the Homeago, they have kept up-to-date with the latest gadgets, trends, and technology based solutions for each generation.

They take pride in the advancements they have made in health technology and bettering peoples lives. They are involved in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

The Pros

  • Three different brightness settings;
  • Can be used in a variety of environments;
  • 5 year warranty;
  • Extend warranty to ten years through an online registration (promotion may not last long and must be completed with 60 days of purchase);
  • Bulbs are brighter than advertised;
  • Bulbs manage heat build-up so that light output is not effected;
  • Cost less than most regular 3-way LEDs;
  • Cost less than $9.00;
  • Bulbs will pay for themselves through energy savings in just over a year (when upgrading from incandescent).

The Cons

  • Can not be used with regular dimmer switches

This isn’t really an issue however because they were designed to fit all light fixtures, without the need for additional dimming hardware. Instead of using the dimmer switch your use the on/off switch.

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2. Cree Connected LED Bulb

Founded in the late 1980s, Cree is probably less well-known than their lead competitors. Philips Connected - Best LED Lights for the HomeHowever, they have made some remarkable milestones in the history of technology.

For example, they commercialized the worlds first LED in 1989 and in 1999 they introduced InGaN blue and green LEDs. In 2006, they introduced the industry’s first lighting-class LED and Introduced EZBright1000™ LED power chip for general lighting applications.

While Philips may be a leading company for health technology, Cree have proven that they are top of the game with their technological advancements in LED history.

The Pros

  • Impressive lighting specifications;
  • User friendly;
  • Range of control options;
  • Good value for money.

The Cons

  • Don’t dim effectively on dimmer switches;
  • Interference caused by built-in Zigbee dimming smarts;
  • Made from plastic.

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3. Utilitech 100W Replacement LED (2018)

Although it is nearly impossible to find information online about this company and their products, they do have some very strong selling points.

The Pros

  • They offer extremely competitive prices, roughly just less than $5.00 per bulb;Utilitech - Best LED Lights for the Home
  • Very bright – about 108 lumens per watt;
  • A great option if using with dimmer switches because they can dim incredibly low (about 1%);
  • Best value pick in the 100 watt category;
  • If used for three hours per day it would save your over $10 per year (compared to incandescent).

The Cons

  • 1,574 lumens – doesn’t reach the 1,600 we would expect from 100-watt replacement LEDs (the naked eye would barely notice this however);
  • Creates a faint buzz on two of the settings (id suggest the Cree Connected LED Bulb for a quieter alternative);
  • Extremely limited information available online about this company. For more information and reviews of Utilitech Lighting products, please visit this independent site that no affiliation with the manufacture of Utilitech Lighting products.

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4. Soraa Radiant 60W Replacement LED

Soraa - Best LED Lights for the HomeSoraa pride themselves in the positive effect their ‘full spectrum color rendering LED light’ can have on the world.

Whether your own a museum, hotel, restaurant or retail venue; it is suggested that their technological breakthrough helps bring atmosphere and emotion to life into such spaces.

The Pros

  • Shuji Nakamura, is the company founder and a Nobel Prize-winner (his work practically made the modern LED light bulb possible);
  • Superior color quality;
  • Produces 820 lumens (60-watt incandescent are usually 800);
  • Great color temperature (it promises and delivers a warm yellow at 2,699 K);
  • Claims to have a 25,000 hour lifetime (that’s about twice as much as the current average);
  • Five year warrenty.

The Cons

  • About $15 per bulb.

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5. Philips 60W Equivalent LED

As mentioned previously, Philips has been a leading company in the technology industry. Philips 60 - Best LED Lights for the Home
Philips has brought out a range of LED lights.

The Pros

  • A well-rounded bulb – great color quality, brightness, dimability and build quality;
  • Flat-top modern design;
  • Energy Star certified;
  • Unidirectional;
  • Fully dimable;
  • Works really well with in-wall dimmer switches;
  • Little to no buzz flicker (even when tested in old switches that were designed for different bulbs);
  • Almost silent buzz which suggests a very tight and tidy engineering;
  • 830 lumens worth of light.;
  • The color temperature is more yellow and lower than the comparable Cree LED.

The Cons

  • About $15 per bulb;
  • At 4.55 ounces it is almost an ounce heavier than the most comparable bulb (Cree 60W replacement).

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6. Philips BR30 LED Floodlight (2017)

Philips Floodlight - Best LED Lights for the HomeIf your are looking specifically for a floodlight then I would make this your first choice. The light bulb itself is adaptable and can therefore be used inside as well.

The Pros

  • Incredibly efficient – about 70 lumens per watt;
  • Great value for money;
  • Great option if your use dimmer switches in your home (works better with newer versions);
  • Dims well (below 1%);
  • No noticeable flicker or buzz.

The Cons

  • 639 lumens means this bulb doesn’t quite reach the expected benchmark of a 65W replacement LED floodlight (not noticeable and plenty bright enough for most household settings);
  • Won’t go higher than 90% on one Lutron switch;
  • Faint flicker on some old rotational dials, but barely noticeable;
  • Poor handling of heat compared to other options and therefore I wouldn’t choose this bulb for and enclosed fixture.

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7. Feit Electric 6.5W Vintage Style LED

Feit - Best LED Lights for the HomeThis is a well-organised and family run company based in Los Angeles, operating since 1978. They have 100,000,000 bulbs and fixtures in their automated distribution centers and this enables them to ship orders within a twenty-four-hour period.

The Pros

  • Beautiful vintage style with a fake filament that impersonates the traditional incandescent bulbs;
  • Array of artistic designs for the filament (spiral, helices, etc.);
  • Good value for money, ranging between $8.00 and $12.00 each;
  • Brilliant dimming performance;
  • Claim to have an output of 250 lumens but in reality they have 326 lumens.

The Cons

  • Not as bright as a standard household bulb but that is what it is aiming to be – designed to be seen and not hidden under a lamp shade .

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A Few Final Notes

I hope that your enjoyed this review. If your have any questions about the ‘MasterVision Magnetic Gold Ultra Ruled Planner’ or would like to leave a review of your own, then please feel free to do so in the comment section below.

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Catherine.

 

 

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42 comments on “Best LED Lights for the Home – Saving You Money

I’m absolutely loving the vintage style bulbs and the fact that they are relatively inexpensive is a total boon.
Thanks for taking the time to prepare such an in depth and informative review.

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Hi Anna,
You are more than welcome – thank you for commenting!
I really like those ones, too. They would be really great in some cosy relaxing spaces.
Have a great day.

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I truly enjoyed your content on best led lights for home. I was educated by your reviews on the different types available. I have been trying to talk so many of my friends into switching over to the new led system. Thank you for sharing.

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Hi Michael,
I would just like to start of by saying thank you for reading and commenting on my post.
It is always nice to hear when somebody truly enjoyed reading my content and was educated to.
As a teacher, I am passionate about education.
It is wonderful that you have been talking your friends into doing this. Feel free to direct your friends here too.
The more people that make the switch to LED lights, the bigger the impact we will help on the planet.
All the best,
Catherine.

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Hi Catherine,
Really helpful, you have made it really easy for me to pick a light bulb from this article.

I like the pros and cons you have listed so I know which one is best for me. I think I am going with “Phillip SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED” it’s in my budget.

Thanks for sharing!

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Hi there Maun,
Thank you for reading and commenting. I am delighted to be of assistance to you.
Best of luck with you going green steps.
Catherine.

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Great website Catherine! Well put together, looks pretty user friendly to me. Love the vintage look to the Feit Electric 6.5W Vintage Style LED, those lights give off this relaxing vibe.

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HI Nate,
Thank you for reading and commenting on my article.
The Feit vintage syle are getting lots of positive feedback and I have to say that I agree with you.
I think I will be ordering myself some this week.
Have a great day and thanks again,
Catherine.

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Hi Catherine,

Thank your for this review. We are currently using LED lights and it helps us save money on our electric bill. It may be more expensive at first but it’s financially beneficial in the long run.

I’ll be checking the other brands that you posted so I can compare it with what we’re using right now.

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Hi Nathan,
I am really pleased to hear that you have already made this switch.
Im am pleased to hear that you will be comparing what you are using to the ones i have written about. Technology is frequently advancing and I am really impressed with the technology that has come out in the LED sector.
Thank you for commenting.
All the best,
Catherine.

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Thanks for the valuable information. It would really saves money. I know what to buy now.

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Hi there,
i am glad that my post could help direct you in your purchase and help you save money.
Thank you for commenting and all the best.

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I honestly had no idea that vintage led light bulbs like those Feit Electric bulbs even existed. They look so cool, i’m going to have to get me some of those for decoration around the house.

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Hi there,
I am in complete agreement with you – they look great!
Really happy to hear that you are considering getting some to decorate your house.
They will look great, save you money and reduce your carbon footprint.
I really appreciate your comment.
Have a great day,
Catherine.

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Great article it was really good to read and very informative, would share this information to my near ones. would visit your page again for more useful information.
Now Prices for in budget so we must switch it to LED’s.

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Hi there Shan,
Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my post.
I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed reading it and will direct people you care about to my site as well as revisiting ourself.
I am delighted to hear that you will be making the switch.
All the best,
Catherine.

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Greatest thing about LEDs are the endless possibilities in design and the ability to produce a lot more light with a fraction of the power. I have an old living room ceiling light with six candle bulb sockets loaded with six 470 lumen LED bulbs. The thing lights up the living room like the sun :D. If I wanted that bright lighting with a single light with bulbs I would blow the fuse. In LEDs it always wise to invest in quality bulbs with high lumens as the cost becomes meaningless when you take in to count the hours one bulb lasts.

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You are completely right, there are so many options to choose from! And although i think this is great for the consumer, some people can find it a little overwhelming when in the stores.
I am delighted to hear that you can get so much light in your living room, even when using an old fixture.
I agree with you about the quality.
Thank you so much for your comment!

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Nicole

I am so glad I found this page! Do you know how hard it is to pick a light bulb?! Everytime I go there seems to be more and more options, I love the energy savings and green living but it is WAY easier to buy and incandescent bulb, lol. Thank you again, this drastically narrowed my search down!

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Hi Nicole,
Thank you for your comment, it made me smile. I am in total agreement with you. Sometimes I just wish stores only had one type – the right one for me. At the same time, I love that technology is advancing in this direction.
Thank you again for commenting and have a great day!

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What a great post you have written. I really enjoyed reading it and so feel I need to write you a comment. Thank You for sharing this post with others. This is actually exactly the information that I was looking for as I have been looking into changing to LED lights for a while now and you have answered all my questions in detail. I am sure your post will prove very useful to others too. I will be returning to your website again as many other readers will too. I am looking forward to reading any new posts.

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Hi Vicki,
I am delighted that this post has helped you find the information that you have been looking for.
I am also really pleased that you looking into changing your lights to LED as there are so many benefits for doing this. For more information on this, please read this article:
http://aboutgoinggreen.com/how-to-convert-to-led-lights-go-green-and-save-money
I am delighted to hear that you will be returning to my site for further posts. Please feel free to follow me on my social media accounts as I always update these accounts with my new posts.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting and best of luck changing to LED,
Catherine.

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Crystal Lim

I used to be selling the LED bulbs for my dad but never actually know what’s going on haha! That’s why I find the info you shared is very helpful. It just clears my doubt and makes everything so understandable! Thank you!

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Hi Crystal,
That is funny. Well now you have the information!
You are more than welcome and thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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The Philips SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED is something I am going to seriously look into. I love that it has 3 settings and that it is so cheap! Thanks for the info!

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It is my pleasure. I am just glad to be of assistance to you Shelby!
That product really does have some great things going for it.
Thank you for reading and commenting.

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Thabo

This is such a great review. You educated me by the different types of LED that are the best.
I particularly loved the Philips SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED because of their 5 year warranty. I love this because it shows that the company has durable LED lights and also they really trust their brand. I will look into them. Thanx
Great review

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Hi Thabo,
Warranties make a big difference to consumers. I agree that it does demonstrate the companies confidence in their product but it is also handy because sometimes you can get dud products. This just happens from time to time in large scale production.
Thank you for dropping by!

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Hi Catherine,
This is a great review post on LED lights.
I am definitely in favour of using these bulbs to help save energy and to save money.
Obviously the phillips ones look very good all round, and I also like the sound of the Soraa bulbs.
I don’t think I would buy the Cree ones now, just because of the fact they’re made from plastic, but with plenty of other choices you’ve given then that wouldn’t be a problem.
Thanks for this information.
Best wishes,
Michael.

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Hi Michael,
Thank you for your feedback on my post.
Yes there are many advantages when choosing to use LEDs in terms of money and energy – they also look great too.
Im not a fan of using plastic myself but I know that many people are not bothered y this.
Thank you for reading and commenting.

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Very informative Catherine!
It is definitely a great investment to go for led bulbs, the durability and the savings on time are major advantages. Besides, you have shown excellent options that also fulfill the decorative aspect, which is very important nowadays too.
Thank you for this detailed post.

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Hi Pablo,
I am glad that my article has beed able to inform you. You are right about LEDs being a great investment. The decorative ones seem to be really popular with my readers.
Thank you for dropping by and reaching out to me!

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Wow there are so many types of LED bulbs! I am so glad I came to your site, you’ve helped me analyse which one will be better suited to my home and isn’t so expensive. So thank you!

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Hi Danielle,
Yes there are so many different types out there, and I have covered my favourites.
I am really glad that my article has been helpful to you.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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Wow this was very educational. I had honestly not ever paid attention to the differences in the brands or what the individual products could do. I will be paying a lot more attention from now on. And cause I’m slow on technology, I have a feeling I’ll be back rereading this article before heading to the store.

Thanks

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Hello again Mercedus!
The advances in this area of technology have been phenomenal these past few years.
So glad to hear that the information i provided could be of help to you.
Please feel free to pop back anytime. Maybe you could bookmark the page so that it is easier to find in the future?
Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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Craig

Great rundown on regular lightbulbs. I’ve been slowly replacing all of my old incandescent bulbs slowly as they burn out in the house.

That being said I have been considering installing new lighting under my cabinets. Do you have any recommendations on LED strip lighting? Are there any battery operated options that might work?

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Hi Craig,
I am delighted to hear that you are making the switch from incandescents to LED.
That is such a fun idea and looks really great. I have two recommendations so that you can choose which one is better for you, both of which are battery operated.
1. Coloured strip lights, that are battery operated and can be synced to music, with wireless remote control, long life span and a fantastic warranty. This is my personal favourite out of the two, I think they are great value for money. Plus they recieve a 5 star rating.
2. Battery operated, white LED strips. They too are great value for money, are simple and effective.
I hope this was helpful to you.
I would love to know what you end up doing.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

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I am very conscious about the use of energy at home. Needless to say, saving money, so I always want to know the best LED lights to purchase. I have looked at Philips LED lights before, but never gave them serious thought. After reading the pros and cons here, I certainly will buy the Philips 60W Equivalent LED. the Soraa bulbs are high on my list too, but not the Cree ones so much. Thanks for researching and sharing these.

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You are more than welcome Carol!
I am delighted to here that you will be trying the Philips 60W Equivalent LED, they are the most popular one at my house.
I am glad that I could be of help to you.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.
All the best!

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The pros and cons lists really helped my choose which light bulbs are the best for me. Thank You

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Hi there Logan,
I am really pleased that this information has helped you.
Best of luck with it and if you have any questions of further comments, please feel free to get back in touch.

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