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Feit 40W Replacement LED

Available online and on the the shelf at Lowe's, the Feit Electric 40W Replacement LED (also sold under Lowe's "Utilitech Pro" brand) is a lighting option that puts aesthetics above all else. Click through to take a look.

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Textured light

Feit's LED casts a decorative gemlike light pattern.

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Under the dome

This is thanks to a curved plastic filament in the center of the bulb. The diodes sit below, and the light shines up and out.

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Bird's eye view

Here's a top-down view of the bulb. You can see the patterned, textured light output pretty clearly here.

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Uneven light output

Under a lampshade, that textured light output looks a little messy, which undercuts the bulb's practicality.

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Directionality

Another concern is directionality. As you can see, the Feit LED doesn't cast very much of its light downward.

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Lighting specs

The Feit LED puts out 500 lumens of light at a color temperature of 3,000K from a power draw of 8W. At average usage rates, it'll add less than a buck to your energy bill each year. Under the same parameters, a 40W incandescent would cost you about five bucks.

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Price point

The Feit Electric 40W Replacement LED will cost you $10, putting it in the same ballpark as competitors from brands like Cree, Osram, and Philips. How does it stack up? Check out our full review for the complete breakdown.

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