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The Best 2/4 Watt LED Candelabra For Chandeliers (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  October 08, 2014  |  3 Min. Read

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We are changing our entire showroom to LED. Have a look:

Best LED Candelabra Lamp

 
 
 
 
 
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You are looking at a 2 watt LED bulb. Pretty amazing output, isn’t it? We have changed 6,000 watts to 800 watts, and will save $3,000-4,000 a month in energy costs in the showroom. We will also save our HVAC system, because it will not have to cool 4,000 incandescent bulbs every day.

A History of LED Chandelier Bulbs

I have been looking for a LED chandelier bulb for 10 years. First, manufacturers just produced flood bulbs for recessed and track lighting. The most recent LED chandelier bulbs have a white heat filter at the base of the bulb. It was efficient, but really ugly and you cannot place an ugly bulb in a decorative fixture.

 old style led candelabra bulb

New LED Candelabra

This bulb from Spotlite-USA is way different in so many ways. First it looks like a candelabra bulb. The heat is emitted like an incandescent, so there is not that filter on the bottom. Unlike many LED bulbs, this is fully dimmable.

new sunlite led candelabra bulb

It has the same color and light quality of an incandescent bulb with a 2,700 Kelvin temperature. Incandescent renders at 2,500 Kelvin. In other words, this bulb will produce the same soft yellowy effects as a halogen bulb. LED can render a bluish light.

Efficiency

Although it has an output of an incandescent, this bulb is 2 or 4 watts. The Spotlite is equivalent to a 20 or 40 watt halogen bulb and will last 30,000 hours. The regular chandelier bulbs last 750 to 1,000 hours on average.

Price

The price is $13.99, which seems expensive. However, we pay 20 cents per Kilowatt hour in Boston. A 40 watt bulb illuminated 3 hours a day costs $8.96 with a bulb replacement of say another $1 or $2. The LED will cost about .89 cents a year to operate, so there is a payback of about 18 months. After that, it’s a savings of about $10 per year per bulb.

I think the 2 watt bulb is sufficient in a multi armed chandelier or sconce, but LED is just a great long term purchase for any home or office.

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Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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