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The web site for my store still says 7.97 and so do other stores, but this display promotes the price of 2.97. There is NO mention of a subsidy, so I assume it is a straight up sale price.
Unlike the original Cree bulbs, this one has a flow-through design that will help cooling when this bulb is hanging perfectly upright or hanging upside down in an open to the air fixture. I don’t see any advantage in a closed fixture though. I actually think this design is a disadvantage as there is much less heat sinking.

Here is a tear down video I found on YouTube of this bulb.

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That price is ridiculous!  At that price I'd probably buy the entire display!  There is absolutely NO WAY my store has them at this price!  (Perhaps by saying this I'll actually find them . . . doubt it though.)

I've actually just recently purchased my first LED home lights from Lowes.  In fact I went back for more yesterday, they rang up $1 higher than sticker on the shelf, so they had to refund me (honored the sticker price though it was wrong).

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dchomak wrote:
The web site for my store still says 7.97 and so do other stores, but this display promotes the price of 2.97. There is NO mention of a subsidy, so I assume it is a straight up sale price.
Unlike the original Cree bulbs, this one has a flow-through design that will help cooling when this bulb is hanging perfectly upright or hanging upside down in an open to the air fixture. I don’t see any advantage in a closed fixture though. I actually think this design is a disadvantage as there is much less heat sinking.

These are designed to lower cost, and includes a lesser warranty, but at that price even 1/4 of their rated life is more then worth it.

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These are designed to lower cost, and includes a lesser warranty, but at that price even 1/4 of their rated life is more then worth it.

I have been saying along, that by factoring in the supposed 23 year service life of the older more expensive LEDs was a false economy because cheaper, improved lights would be coming out soon. There is no reason to invest a lot of money into these lights yet, they will become obsolete long before they expire.
The cheaper Philips bulb and now this reduced cost Cree makes more sense.

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dchomak wrote:
Bort wrote:
These are designed to lower cost, and includes a lesser warranty, but at that price even 1/4 of their rated life is more then worth it.

I have been saying along, that by factoring in the supposed 23 year service life of the older more expensive LEDs was a false economy because cheaper, improved lights would be coming out soon. There is no reason to invest a lot of money into these lights yet, they will become obsolete long before they expire.
The cheaper Philips bulb and now this reduced cost Cree makes more sense.

That is true, I spent about $6 a led last year but they are good ones and I prefer more life then cheaper price (or both when I can get it) and I got some at $1 each which are also good ones but it seems like they are now being phased out for cheaper bulbs which I don’t like
Cheaper is good but I would still like the option of better quality if I want it

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So I was in a different HD today and found one of the penny nitelights that I had bought previously. I take it up to scan and the self scanner beeps and says “wait for attendant”. So I wait for the scanner person fully expecting to be asked “are there any more of these?” and the kid walks over and tries to scan it twice more before finding a manager.

Long story short, 15 minutes later they realize the SKU is no longer in their system and they can only sell it to me for the price on the internet which is $7.79. Obviously I passed but it seems there is a point after they hit a penny when the sku disappears and the item can no longer be purchased.

Just an FYI

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Xj,
This past week I kept finding more and more of those nightlites every time I would clean out my store they seemed to just restock. I now have a whole 5 gallon bucket full. All for a penny.

Right now I am in Fredricksburg, VA. The HD there had these deals.


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Xj,
This past week I kept finding more and more of those nightlites every time I would clean out my store they seemed to just restock. I now have a whole 5 gallon bucket full. All for a penny.

Right now I am in Fredricksburg, VA. The HD there had these deals.


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I was in Bowling Green, KY. I’m going to my local store tomorrow, now that I’m back in Nashville and see about those Cree LED bulbs (which if the pattern holds, should drop tomorrow).

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Those 4flow bulbs that were marked down to 2.97 are still 7.97 here

I did the price check

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Yep $7.97 at my store too. I showed your post to an associate and his jaw dropped saying "$2 a bulb????" He thought that was nuts. 

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I have some of the blue glass true white cree bulbs. My HD has them for $6 for 40watt equivalant, $8 for 60 watt equivalent. I don’t like the later white glass true white bulbs though, too much yellow (like a poorly driven incandescent).

I do horrible things to electronics in an effort to get them to do what I want.

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Got some penny deals including a non contact IR thermometer.

What’s really huge is that while in Savanah, GA I found out that those twin packs of 4Ah Ridgid 12V drill packs have been reduced again. They are now $18.02!!!
That’s 2 packs with 6 Samsung 20R’s each. 12 cells for $18 is 1.50 each.

Although there are none down here, I asked a friend back home to pick the 5 packs my home store had sitting in an obscure place. When he went there they had been moved up front near the registers. Good thing he hustled right over there when I asked him to. Smile

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dchomak wrote:
Got some penny deals including a non contact IR thermometer.

What’s really huge is that while in Savanah, GA I found out that those twin packs of 4Ah Ridgid 12V drill packs have been reduced again. They are now $18.02!!!
That’s 2 packs with 6 Samsung 20R’s each. 12 cells for $18 is 1.50 each.

Although there are none down here, I asked a friend back home to pick the 5 packs my home store had sitting in an obscure place. When he went there they had been moved up front near the registers. Good thing he hustled right over there when I asked him to. Smile

Crap, my local store had one pack of those left the other day in a weird spot. I’m tempted to brave the ice and snow and go see if they are there.

Edit: Nevermind, I just walked outside and looked at my Jeep. HD would be closed long before I ever got through the ice and got the drivers door open.

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You could call ahead to check for stock.
SKU 1000236488

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dchomak wrote:
You could call ahead to check for stock. SKU 1000236488

You make way too much sense sometimes. Heck I even have one of the darn two packs sitting across the room from me right now!

I keep debating tearing the packs down for the cells or just getting the matching drill since I need a new drill anyway.

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You could call ahead to check for stock. SKU 1000236488

You make way too much sense sometimes. Heck I even have one of the darn two packs sitting across the room from me right now!

I keep debating tearing the packs down for the cells or just getting the matching drill since I need a new drill anyway.

Right now HD has a sweet deal on the drill AND driver set with 2 batts. One is this 4Ah and the other is the smaller 3 cell, 2 Ah one. Comes with charger and carry case for $99. I have this and another drill AND the multi tool setup with cutter, 3/8 driver, offset drill and offset driver.

http://t.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-12-Volt-Hyper-Lithium-Ion-Drill-Driver-a...

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dchomak wrote:
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dchomak wrote:
You could call ahead to check for stock. SKU 1000236488

You make way too much sense sometimes. Heck I even have one of the darn two packs sitting across the room from me right now!

I keep debating tearing the packs down for the cells or just getting the matching drill since I need a new drill anyway.

Right now HD has a sweet deal on the drill AND driver set with 2 batts. One is this 4Ah and the other is the smaller 3 cell, 2 Ah one. Comes with charger and carry case for $99. I have this and another drill AND the multi tool setup with cutter, 3/8 driver, offset drill and offset driver.

http://t.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-12-Volt-Hyper-Lithium-Ion-Drill-Driver-a...

Yep. I saw those. Do you like them?

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I also have the Milwakee 12V drill and driver set. It is actually the one I use the most, but the Ridgid set has more power and has better quality in my opinion.
I probably will retire the Milwakee set soon as the batteries are only 1.5Ah and are getting tired.
I also have Ryobi 18V tools but these Ridgid 12V are very usable, especially with the 4Ah packs.

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My local HD still had the 12v double packs today—-I bought the last 5 for $18.02 each—I still had 2 double packs in the bag from last week with the receipt for $35.06 each—they are going back for a refund—they might sell them back to me for $18.02—I took apart 2 packs already—matched the mah for a quad and a triple set—in my K40Mvn running a while they are discharging perfectly together—when I recharge they take near the same mah back in within 4mah

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xjsnake wrote:
So I was in a different HD today and found one of the penny nitelights that I had bought previously. I take it up to scan and the self scanner beeps and says “wait for attendant”. So I wait for the scanner person fully expecting to be asked “are there any more of these?” and the kid walks over and tries to scan it twice more before finding a manager.

Long story short, 15 minutes later they realize the SKU is no longer in their system and they can only sell it to me for the price on the internet which is $7.79. Obviously I passed but it seems there is a point after they hit a penny when the sku disappears and the item can no longer be purchased.

Just an FYI


I just got 6 more of these night lights in South Carolina for a penny. I went through the self checkout without a problem.
My wife and I are on vacation and we took her mother. She is having a blast watching me penny shop.

She has me beat though. She bought 2 lottery tickets and won $50 and $100 dollars. So far she has spent $20 and won back $150, a net gain of $130.
8 cents worth of penny deals for me have netted $125 worth of goods. Silly

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Website seems to show them $69 everywhere (every location I checked including some random in other states).

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

That 2 pack is still $69 at my HD.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-12-Volt-4-0-Ah-Hyper-Lithium-Ion-Batte...

The 18.02 is an in store only price. The online price is 69 the pair.
Call you HD for stock. If they have them, I am pretty sure they will be priced at 18.02

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ImA4, in case you haven’t noticed, I have invaded your territory and am now in South Carolina! I am giving you fair warning, tomorrow we are visiting the Charleston area. No HD in that area will be safe. You still have time….. Wink

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The 12v packs were marked $35.06—I asked a stock person to price check—when he said $18.02 I grabbed all they had 5—he said dam—I said I have lots of drills—HaHa

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Packs are still $35.04 here. They had one left and it kinda hidden on a shelf where it doesn’t really belong, so maybe people won’t see it at that price and I can snag it.

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chops728 wrote:
The 12v packs were marked $35.06—I asked a stock person to price check—when he said $18.02 I grabbed all they had 5—he said dam—I said I have lots of drills—HaHa

I have the charger for these and I plan on building a 3 x XHP-70 light that uses one of these packs as is. The plus and minus connectors on this pack are the same size as the spades on an American AC plug. Only the spacing is different. I don’t know if I can pull it off, but I will look into it.

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dchomak wrote:
chops728 wrote:
The 12v packs were marked $35.06—I asked a stock person to price check—when he said $18.02 I grabbed all they had 5—he said dam—I said I have lots of drills—HaHa

I have the charger for these and I plan on building a 3 x XHP-70 light that uses one of these packs as is. The plus and minus connectors on this pack are the same size as the spades on an American AC plug. Only the spacing is different. I don’t know if I can pull it off, but I will look into it.

While I was there, I was going to grab a set of the tools but they are sold out at my local store. Oh well, I’ll grab a set eventually or I’ll just order them.

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Yes, you can order that set online and have it delivered to your local store. With these 12V double packs available for only $9 each it could make sense to get the tools also.

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Yes, you can order that set online and have it delivered to your local store. With these 12V double packs available for only $9 each it could make sense to get the tools also.

Yep, I’ve just got to get some of the battery packs at that price. I have one set but paid $35

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