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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Verbatim 98779 A19 Warm White 3000K LED Bulb, Replaces 60W, Non-Dimmable

LED bulbs are the wave of the future.  (until something better comes along)  My biggest complaint about LED bulbs has been price.  In fact, that has been my only complaint about LED bulbs.   The astounding lifetime of an LED bulb can be illustrated by the average use in a child's bedroom, install a LED bulb when the child is born and with 3 hours of use, each and every day, that same bulb will still be burning when said child is finishing up their junior year in college.  This makes the LED bulb ideal for those hard to reach places.   Tottering on a ladder once instead of tottering a couple of times a year with an incandescent bulb or every year and a half or so with CFL bulbs vs. over twenty years with and LED bulb is sort of a no brainer. 

Verbatim addresses my only complaint with this 60 watt incandescent replacement which draws 10 watts and is a clear white light that to my unassisted eye seems a smidge brighter than the equivalent CFL bulb.   As mentioned above the cost of twenty plus dollars for an LED bulb has been my only criticism.   This bulb is less than $11.00.   It is not dimmable but most of my applications for a 60 watt equivalent bulb are not dimmable anyway.

Verbatim provided me with a handy dandy spreadsheet that allowed me to calculate savings on replacing bulbs with their bulb.  Amazon won't include a link in their reviews.   I have included a link to the saving calculator here. I liked this bulb.
 60-watt incandescent replacement lamp
Energy efficient, long-lasting LED - over 80% reduction in energy costs compared to incandescent bulbs
 Warm white light - similar to incandescent
Instant-on - full illumination with the flip of a switch
Shatter resistant bulb surface . Environmentally friendly - Contains no mercury
25,000 hour lifetime – 22.8 years!* 
5-year limited warranty

* Based on 3 hours average daily use. 

Specifications Model A19-L810-C30-B220-R 
Lumen Output (lm) 810 lm
Part Number 98779 
Efficacy 81 lm/W 
Wattage 10W 
CRI 80 Voltage 120V
Beam Angle (degrees) 220°
Dimmable No 
Base E26 
Color Temperature 3000K
Design life (hours) 25,000 Hrs. 
Operating Temperature -20°C to 40°C Weight 3.3 oz. 

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