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This Product is Listed WRONG! 3 Watts, not 5,
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This review is from: Multi-Color E27 LED Light Bulb with Remote (Misc.)
The actual 5 watt light, part number REMOTE-E27-5W, is about as bright as a 40 watt bulb, and at the time of this review is available on Amazon, from similar sellers, for about $20, like HitLights 5 Watt Multi Color Changing LED Bulb With Remote.
The light in THIS listing, though, is actually part number REMOTE-E27-3W, and is only 3 watts. The other one is just barely bright enough to be useful, whereas this one is so dim that you won't even notice it except in a blackened room.
All of the functionality is correct, it:
* Screws into a standard "light bulb" fixture, like almost all the lights of your house use, known as E-27
* Has 4 auto-color-changing settings, that either transit slowly or blink between colors quickly.
* Has 16 pre-mixed colors. The LEDs are of the standard Red, Green, and Blue colors, but they can be dimmed and brightened like the pixels on a monitor, to make other colors.
* Has a remote that works from any angle where the IR light can bounce into the receiver on the front.
* Remembers your settings next time you turn it on.
* Can be adjusted for brightness/dimness, and color cycle speed.
* The problem is that, of course, this entire listing is fraudulent. I bought it expecting the 5 watt, as the listing specifies, and got the 3 watt.
PLEASE rate this review "Helpful", in order to warn people to buy the actual 5 watt, or at least to know they're getting the dramatically dimmer 3 watt.
Note, too, that there are actually globe-shaped 6 and 9 watt color-changing lights available elsewhere, I've found a 9w on ebay and am ordering it for $14. I'd prefer to use Amazon, but haven't found any here.
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Initial post: Jan 27, 2012 10:00:22 AM PST
B. R. Schimke says:
LED power ratings are notoriously overstated. I would imagine that the "9 watt" light you ordered from ebay is only half that. You need to measure with a multimeter or kill-a-watt before you make such claims.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2012 1:37:05 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 5, 2012 3:47:45 PM PST
I've loaded this page several times, and have gotten different sellers. So your comment might not even be relevant to the current seller.
I think you need to update your review to include *your* seller name (you can find that out by going to your order history).
Posted on Mar 27, 2012 8:59:12 PM PDT
C. Carlson says:
I don't understand why companies do this. If it's clearly 3 watts list it as 3 WATTS!!! Plain and simple. Perhaps in their "lab" environment they got a rating of 5 watts, hard to believe from an LED.
Posted on Nov 6, 2012 3:42:22 PM PST
Steve Hollasch says:
Power consumption and generated light are two different things. You can have a bulb that consumes twice the power and emits half the light. Indeed, a 60w incandescent bulb can be half as bright as a 30w LED bulb. Similarly two LED light bulbs may emit the same total luminous flux, but the distribution of that light can be completely different (for example, a wide flood versus a narrow spot). Comparing watts is largely irrelevant. If consuming more watts is what's important, we should just get bulbs that generate a lot of waste heat.
Posted on Nov 12, 2012 11:50:17 AM PST
M. Pederson says:
considering buying this prduct if the light is immited is on the low side, is there a similiar one that has stonger light emmision...??
Posted on Sep 20, 2013 10:15:51 AM PDT
Paul K. Mckneely says:
I'm interested in a very dim mood light to light up my keyboard. So 3 Watts is better than 5 for my purposes.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013 10:09:25 AM PDT
Kathy A. Reichelderfer says:
HMMM, I think that maybe before you complain about the listing being wrong that you should read it more carefully. Does it or does it not clearly state 3 watts? I copied and pasted the following:
Low wattage; save energy, the environment, and also save money on electric bill - Only 3 Watts
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2013 2:13:39 PM PST
Lolita Smith says:
FYI: Amazon and sellers on Amazon change, edit and update product descriptions (often to correct errors such as misstated wattage), but the comments remain. The original listing did say 5 watts. :)
Posted on Nov 25, 2013 1:30:19 PM PST