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GE's new LED really Stiks it to ya (pictures)

The new "Bright Stik" LED might look a little odd, but at $10 for a three-pack, it's a pretty compelling value.

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GE Bright Stik LED

That's not a Push Pop -- that's GE's new LED light bulb. Called the Bright Stik, it's an oddly shaped light with an awfully attractive price point. Click through for the details.

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The specs

The Bright Stik will fit into standard US sockets, and put out roughly the same amount of light as a 60W incandescent bulb.

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Directionality

Despite its shape, the Bright Stik manages to cast plenty of light in all directions.

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Efficiency

You'll get that light from a power draw of just 10W -- replace one of those 60W incandescents with one, and you'll you'll shave five or six bucks off your yearly power bill.

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Non-dimmable

The Bright Stik isn't dimmable, so don't get it if you're hoping to dial the lights down low without a heavy flicker.

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Light output

The Bright Stik puts its light out at a warm, yellowy color temperature of 2,850 K. A 5,000 K "daylight" version that shines closer to the blue end of the spectrum is also available.

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Warranty

The Bright Stik comes with a 5-year warranty, which is about as good as you'll find in an LED that costs less than $10.

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Price point

GE is selling the Bright Stik in three-packs at Home Depot for $10 each -- a little over $3 per bulb. That's a pretty outstanding value, but is the Bright Stik solid enough to merit buying in? Check out the full review for the whole story.

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