The past few article in this LED home lighting series has seen us write about the LED PAR 20 type of light bulb.
We actually started this LED home lighting series looking at the workhorse of most home light bulbs in North America, the A19.
Today we thought we would return to the A19 type of LED light bulb and see how it would work in the garage.
Now, The Home Depot’s A19 EcoSmart 9 Watt LED light bulb is, according to the product description, is dimmable and is for use indoors.
However, according to the product packaging, it is “Not for use where exposed directly to the weather or water. Not for use in completely enclosed recessed fixtures.”
Well, I don’t consider inside the garage as exposing the EcoSmart LED A19 light bulb ‘directly’ to the weather.
And, I don’t consider using this energy saving light bulb in the light fixtures within a garage door opener.
Now, as you can see from the above picture, one of the two light bulbs in the garage door opener has already burned out.
What light bulbs do we currently have in the unit?
Well, they are energy wasting incandescent light bulbs.
Yet, since they are both A19 type of light bulbs, I know that the 9 Watt LED light bulb from Home Depot will fit, as you can see in the above picture. So I first replaced the one in front and then the one in the back.
The question is, will they provide sufficient light?
Well, the above picture was taken, again without any flash, at night once the two 9 Watt A19 LED light bulbs were installed. These will do just fine and save us money because using two 9 Watt light bulbs will use about 75% less electricity than two 40 Watt light bulbs … and according to the Home Depot last many years longer.
So, remember, you do not have to spend several thousands of dollars at once to make your home more energy efficient and use less electricity. You can start with just one LED EcoSmart light bulb at a time.
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