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  •  You can get 9 watters (1+ / 0-)
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    on ebay for cheap. I bought four last month for $16 total.

    I like the cool light. If you have lamp shades they make the light yellower anyway.

    I have 6 10W par 27 long necks in my kitchen to replace  the former 75W halogens. So all six lights [floods on track] are 60W total compared to 450W and they last and last. They are bright and clean and definitely a whole lot cooler. The halogens used to heat up my pots on the pot rack.

    An E 27 is the screw in part like a regular light bulb. The LEDs have fins to vent the heat even though they are cooler running. Some are called corn cobs, they have LEDs all over them.  Check the dimensions of the bulbs if you want to use shades. Some are exactly the same shape as a regular light bulb, but some are a lot larger. It might be better to use a harp on a lamp rather than use a bulb mounted shade.

    I love LEDS.

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