"The Titanium LED offers the right specs at the wrong price"
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The Titanium LED offers the right specs at the wrong price
Hey, I'm CNET's Ryan Chris.
And in my hand here is the Titanium LED Series 4 from Green Creative.
Now, Green Creative appeared on our radar this year when they put out the Cloud LED.
That's a BR30 shaped floodlight that has a neat design that floats the diodes up above the base.
And does a better job of heat management.
And so we wanted to check out this baseline bulb.
And this is a 60 watt replacement that puts out 800 lumens of light.
When we tested it out it actually clocked in higher than that, about 830.
So plenty of brightness.
And it's also pretty efficient.
It puts out all that light from just nine watts of power.
That's very good.
That gives it a lumens-per-watt efficiency above 90.
That's very, very good.
So all in all, this bulb is a pretty complete package, and I was impressed with how it performed, but I was not as impressed with the value.
It's a $14.
Kim dollar light that you're gonna need to buy online and if you head to the local hardware store in your city you'll probably find bulbs that are cheaper and better in a lot of different ways.
Specifically the asram 60 watt replacement LED comes to mind.
These bulbs are a lot alike, but the Osram edges Green Creative out in almost every category.
It's a little brighter, it's a little more efficient, has a longer warranty, it dims down lower.
And best of all, it costs $4 less at just $10 per bulb.
And Osram's not the only bulb that I think offers better value and is easier to get than the Titanium LED.
So, like I said, it's a good bulb.
If you have one in your house already you're probably happy with it, but if you're buying a bulb today, I think you should shop around.
Thanks for watching.
Check out the rest of my LED reviews and our smart home coverage at www.cnet.com.
For Cnet appliances, I'm Ryan Chris.
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