Originally Posted by two fingers
OK so I am trying to invest a little in going "green". I am searching for outdoor LED flood bulbs. I need 6. And just like everything else online reviews do more to confuse the issue than help. So rather and a long story let's to straight to the questions.
where can I get an OK deal on a case of 6 PAR38 bright flood bulbs for outdoor use? These will be put in regular two lamp flood fixtures under the overhang of my roof.
What kinds have you tried?
What do/don't you like?
Good LEDS are going to cost you, so if you intend to use them a lot they make sense for your household budget.
A *good* Par38 replacement should be rated at 50,000 hours and produce at least 900 lumens, in outdoor service you probably wouldn't be as much concerned with color temperature or CRI but the better LEDS will be between 2700K - 3000K with a CRI of 83 or better.
This one is from Sylvania - but the product description misstates the lumen output which is 900. http://www.destinationlighting.com/s...tml?iid=348001
I'd also note that one has some optics on it's lens face to actually create a specific beamspread, if what you're looking at doesn't have this - it isn't going to push the light at all.