A lot to like about Osram's 40W Replacement Ultra LED
A lot to like about Osram's 40W Replacement Ultra LED
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A lot to like about Osram's 40W Replacement Ultra LED

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Hey, Im Cenis Ry Chris, and this is the Osram 40 watt replacement LED. Like a 40 watt incandescent it's going to put out 450 lumens of light. But it's going to do it from a much smaller power draw at 6 watts. That's great. That's the best power draw we've seen from any 40 watt replacement that's come thru our lab. And it's also very good in terms. In terms of brightness put out, closer to 500 lumens when we tested it out. That makes it much like the 60 watt version of the bulb, a very good and efficient choice for basic home lighting setups. If you compare the two, you'll see that they look a lot alike. They're about the same size, they both have a plastic bulb there, but the one small difference that I kind of like with this 40 watt is that it has a much smaller [MUSIC] Heat sink. You can see that white neck around the bottom of the bulb right above the ****. A lot smaller on the 40 watt and that leaves more room for the bulb itself. It comes down lower and more of the bulb is actually gonna light up when you turn it on. That means you get more downward light. In proportion to all the light that it's putting out, which makes it a good reading light. However, if you're looking for a bulb to use on a dimmer switch, like one of these, you're probably wanna go with something else. Osmond's bulb dims up and down just fine, but at certain points we caught it flickering and buzzing a little bit. Not ideal for you to use dimmer switches in your home. For the best dimmer performance in this category, consider Phillips's 40-watt replacement. Just keep in mind it does cost an extra four bucks per volt. Osmond's 40-watt replacement sells for eight bucks on the shelves at Lowe's, and like the 60-watt replacement, you can pay $1 more to get the same bulb with a 5,000K color temperature at daylight hot white. That's nice. I also like that it comes with a five year warrantee. Not quite as good as the ten year warrantee that you'll get with the $10 Kree 40-watt replacement, but still good. Thanks for watching. Head to Cnet.com to check out my full review of this bulb, along with the rest of my LED reviews. For Cnet Appliances, I'm [INAUDIBLE] [MUSIC]

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