Got a (LED) light?

by Cristina Foung

My favorite green product of the week: the GeoBulb LED Light Bulb from C. Crane

What is it?
The GeoBulb is an LED light bulb that uses less than 8 watts of electricity to produce 14% more light than the average 60 watt incandescent bulb. It’s roughly the same size and shape as an incandescent bulb and serves as a direct replacement for any indoor fixtures.

Why is it better?
First of all, the energy savings of using LED light bulbs over incandescent bulbs or even compact fluorescent bulbs. Not to mention, the bulb has a life span of 30,000 hours (which at continuous use, that would work out to be about 3 years; even using the bulb 8 hours a day, you’d still get 10 years out of it).

The reason the GeoBulb is a great option is because the quality of light and the brightness is in fact similar to an incandescent. I got a chance to check out some bulbs at West Coast Green. I was amazed at how bright they were, how cool to the touch they were, and how they didn’t buzz at all.

Where can you find it?
The GeoBulb does have a steep up-front cost of $119.95. You can order it through the C. Crane website (but it appears to be out of stock until December).

Besides her green products column on Cleantech Blog, Cristina is a passionate advocate for green living at the Green Home Huddle at Huddler.com, which focuses on electric cars, organic personal care, and other green products.

3 replies
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I am a big fan of LED lighting. Choose a bulb that fits the application (lumens and color) and you will be happy. Unfortunatly many manufacturers and vendors overstate (I'm being kind here) their products specifications.I have purchased 45 LED bulbs and have had mixed reliability.The good news – some are very reliable. I have five LED bulbs outside that have run dusk to dawn for two years with no problems.The bad news – some bulbs are VERY unreliable. VERY high failure rates.I purchased 12 of one type LED bulb and 9 have failed (8.5W product 47856 from LEDLight.com). To make matters worse they are refusing to replace them now.Beware of LEDLight.com. This company is selling products that they know are defective. No support for failed LED bulbs. These bulbs are very expensive ($20 – $105) and in some cases last only two or three weeks. They refuse to replace defective bulbs. LEDLight.com is selling known defective products and has bad customer service. ledlight.com, LED, problem, fail, failure, burnout, quit, reliability, unreliable

  2. aGreenSupply.com
    aGreenSupply.com says:

    We are a big fan of LED ligths too. If you used the LED lights normally and with voiding the warranty. They should replace the broken LED lights for free. Dont stop using LED lights because of a stupid vendor. Maybe you can find a good one with better warranty that is really here to do long term business.

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