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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
May not work with specific dimmers... Update to 5 STARS!!!
By clarence paul
I purchased 4 packs of these to replace a total of 12 FEIT e11 50w halogen bulbs. Also purchased the Lutron DVCL-153P-WH dimmer. The product statement in the box of the LAKES LEDs specifically state that the Lutron dimmer will work. However... they will not turn on ... even with adjustments on the dimmer using the range control of the dimmer as it instructs in its installation instructions. I also tested the voltage at the e11 sockets with the dimmer switched on and it is good.... but these LEDs will not function.
Now... went to the Lutron website to check for LED bulb compatibility and LAKES is NOT listed anywhere.
I purchased these since there were favorable reviews and the construction quality looks good in reality.... but.... since they don't work.... I will return these to Amazon. Hoping to find that there is in fact a different dimmer that will work instead....
UPDATE.... Didn't have to return these bulbs... problem was with my older e11 sockets.... got a clue to check this from other reviews... removed power to the fixtures... removed all the bulbs and used a small tweezer to lift the center contact tab a bit forward.... re-installed all the bulbs and OH My!!! What a beautiful site they are... brighter than the old halogen 50w bulbs and much cooler too of course...
Extremely happy with this purchase! Also thanks to the other reviewers for explaining their initial issues so well.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Great e11 LED
By Chris M
Let me first start by say; good luck finding this at your local home improvement store. These small LED's are not as common as the larger LED's. I am a rather impatient person and did not want to wait for the light to be delivered so I scoured my town looking for them. I was replacing a 70 watt halogen bulb in my ceiling fan. The problem was no one carried the e11 LED bulb. Some Amazon.com to the rescue.
I placed the order and received the bulb within a week. The product was neatly packed in protective bubble wrap which kept the bulb from being damaged during shipping.
I did run into a problem regarding the base of the bulb. The base of most e11 LED lights is slightly larger than regular halogen e11 bulbs. This caused the metal dimple on the end of the bulb to not touch the electrical contact inside the socket. To solve this I flipped the breaker to the ceiling fan off and used a small flathead screw driver (reading glasses) to bend the contact up towards the opening of the socket. This worked great and the bulb lite right up.
I believe the product is manufactured in China. That being said the quality it really outstanding. The bulb feels well made and the LED diodes are incased in a protective plastic. The bulb is not quite as bright as the halogen it replaced, I would say this is more like a 40 watt replacement than the 70 watt I replaced it with. The light is warm and not mechanical white, which I dislike. The bulb does not get hot during extensive use like the halogen, but it does get slightly warm.
I chose not to install a wall dimmer as I do not mind the bulb not going off completely. The bulb does flicker slightly with the current dimmer I have it on and it does not completely dim all the way down. To get the bulb to go off completely the light switch on the wall must be turn off. The flickering only occurs while I am dimming up and down, during regular uninterrupted operation the bulb does not flicker.
Overall, I very happy with my purchase and would definitely purchase this item again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. See all 10 customer reviews...
Warm white - responsive, would re-purchase
Nice warm white litght from these. We have lowered our electric bill nearly $90 since converting from other lights to these and similar LEDs. The only part that was an issue is it seems the contact point (very bottom of base) may be a tad small. We had to slightly bend the contact pads up in the light fixtures as well as screw these bulbs in a little more tightly than what seemed comfortable, but they work.