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  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 2
Flickers when used as halogene bulb replacement – G4 1.2W 108-Lumen 3500K 24-SMD LED Car Warm White Light Bulb (DC 12V) Reviews

posted by hgpuke on 01/10/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Has an OK color temperature, although I would not call it "warm" compared to a halogen bulb. Seems well built. Fits into standard G4 socket (down-light) The big number of LEDs make light flow more even than with fewer LEDs
Cons:
The bulb has a very annoying flicker when used as a replacement for a G4 halogen bulb. I guess this is because the 12V transformer is not stabilized. But I still managed to buy a LED bulb that does NOT flicker in this setup from my local dealer in Sweden, so this is definitely a problem specific to the bulb bought here at DealExtreme. Good thing I only ordered one!
Other:
I think this problem could be corrected by a small capacitor, but I don't want to solder things myself. I will look for alternatives elsewhere
Bottomline:
Buy it only if you have a stabilized 12V transformer

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