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Early last Friday, I again nudged my utility rebates sponsor on a campaign to eliminate can lights in attic floors, as permitted with LED plate lights. Here was my message:
For me, this was not enough. I want to hold Home Depot to the promise of availability of now-rival Lighting Science Glimpse lights:
Choose from among these order options, as identified by Lighting Science Customer Service, phone 877-999-5742.
6" Glimpse 4000°K: GLP-1002, received marked GLP10004
6" Glimpse 3000°K: GLP-1004, received marked GLP10002
6" Glimpse 2700°K: GLP-1005, received marked GLP10005
4" Glimpse 2700°K: GLP-1007, received marked GLP10007
4" Glimpse 3000°K: GLP-1008, received marked GLP10008
4" Glimpse 4000°K: GLP-1009, received marked GLP10009
All are Home Depot SKU 000-578-896, and at price about $50. I readily negotiated a price of $46.25 in a trial order of one each. Promised delivery is in about four days.
While all of this is bad news vs. the T91 price now $37.96, the availability is an important check on the CREE products, and mention honors the good service of LSGC. The Glimpse lights are a stable and excellent family.
Surely, Lowe's has envied the Home Depot exclusive on 6" Glimpse. Maybe they will now offer the Glimpse family in LSGC packaging, and restore the more-attractive pricing. Surely, Home Depot wasn't saving any money, repackaging Glimpse as Commercial Electric, nothing different within the box. The package service would be better at Lowe's, at last with the full Glimpse family. I prefer the Cooper Wiring Devices dimmers, exclusive at Lowe's.
Selling in higher volume, and without exclusive restrictions, neighborhood hardware stores might get attractive LSGC pricing, too. I'm doing my part to inform the world: We need these LED plate lights. Buy them to bring prices down.
The continued and expanded Home Depot offerings by special order, are a match to deals from 1000Bulbs.com, in Texas, and may better the pricing found in mail order from Colorado, via Polar-Ray, or EarthLED. Don't let all this activity in LED development and sales deter you. This is one risk-free opportunity to be an early-adopter. Have an adventure. Advocate, and keep checking the shelves at Lowe's. Do try the CREE lights. I surely will.
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