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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Good replacement for desk lamp – G4 1.2W 108-Lumen 3500K 24-SMD LED Car Warm White Light Bulb (DC 12V) Reviews

posted by drac666666 on 05/07/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Bright, daylight colour temperature, halogen replacement. Fills my desk with a nice light that is easy on the eyes. Bought this to replace a similar LED panel that had 9 larger SMD LEDs and consumed 2W. The previous one had 6 of the 9 SMD LEDs burn out in less than a week. Also, suprisingly cheap. I the LEDs start failing, it wouldn't be a catastrophe.
Cons:
Too bad there is a marked +/- side: some diodes to avoid switching wires, or even allowing AC 12V, would be far better.
Other:
Removing "energy vampires" in the office and house has become a bit of an obsession to me. You need to combine this LED panel with a *switching* power supply as a replacement for that 24h/day 2W consuming wall wart, or your energy savings will be rather pointless.
Bottomline:
Happy with the purchase and the price. Just hope the SMD LEDs don't start failing one after the other. Time will tell, but you can't fault it at this price.

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