Found: $1 LED light bulbs at Dollar Tree

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3pks of the Feit 60W equivalent are all gone. At my local DT.

Did have another buddy confirm a different (huge) store had them too last week. He said there was a wall stacked with them.

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I have been going back once or twice a week… no more bulbs in the stores I’ve checked. Maybe my timing is off. When I ask about the “LED bulbs”, nobody seems to have any idea about when they last had them, when they’ll have them again, or what days their goods get delivered.

Of the two that I popped the domes off of, I haven’t torn them down any further. I’ve just dealt with the LEDs and current limiter, chip voltages and calculated currents.

The weird 8.6 – 8.8v per chip values… The LED specs have changed since I first started looking into them. I doubt these are Nichia chips, but in digging into modern White LED mult-die surface mount chips, I see lower voltages overall. The SMT LEDs seem to tend towards 3v, with multi-die chips being multiples of that – so, 3v, 6v, 9v, 18v chips would be expected… 8.6v? 8.8v? I did see a Luxeon multi-die SMT LED that spec’d 8.5v.

Whatever, I think they’re a great deal IF you can find them.

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I never found any of the three packs but I did find the single 40W and 60W equivalents at two different DT locations that are on my route home. I have a bunch of them around my house now. Great value even at $1 each though I wish I could have found the three packs. I’ve found the 60W to be a pretty nice neutral tint while the 40W are much cooler even though both are listed at 5000K. Now I’m nervous that I should have bought more. I’ll check in the way home again today.

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Stopped in to my Local DT to feed my need for the Fudge Striped Shortbread Cookies.
No LED bulbs to be found, no singles, no triple packs.. nothin.
Grabbed a refill bottle of the Awesome Orange cleaner degreaser too.

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It’s funny, I stopped in DT tonight too, to get some chips for the BIG game tonight!
????????????????

UCONN women against a really good South Carolina team. UCONN is going for 100 in a row.

Of course I looked for LED bulbs, none to be found, just the empty cartons for the 1 packs of the FEIT 60W bulbs
I just got back from a trip from CT to Ohio and back. I checked some DT’s in NY, PA and Ohio for the 3 packs. I didn’t even see any 1 packs of LED’s

They’ll be back.

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I wish i would find 1 euro led bulbs over here!
So far they are in the 7 euro range… but i may have missed better deals.

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patmurris wrote:
I wish i would find 1 euro led bulbs over here! So far they are in the 7 euro range… but i may have missed better deals.

Yeah, I read your posting asking for good cheap Chinese bulbs. Of course the ones at DT are probably made in China, but a store like DT has already determined what bulbs are good enough for their customers. Also the $1 bulbs at DT are a dollar because of State subsidies.

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I don’t know about the last part…
DT in Virginia are privately owned franchise stores, AFAICT. I don’t think that Virginia participates in any subsidies or rebates. What we get at DT is because… it’s carried by DT. The state isn’t putting $$ in the pockets of the store owners to carry the bulbs. If that were the case, I think I’d see something similar at HD, Lowe’s, WW, Target, etc.
Actually, if I were a state, and that is what I wanted to do, I’d give the “rebate” to the purchaser, on proof of purchase. A little less chance of shenanigans and tom-foolery.

“Yes… I sold $36,000 worth of $ light bulbs last week. Here is my proof.”
“Um… why does it say coconut water, greeting cards, batteries, snacks, and… ‘cheap crap’?”
“I think it’s a computer glitch. Can I just get my subsidies? I have to catch a plane to South America…”

However, if the state IS giving subsidies in CT, then congratulations on getting the state to redistribute OPM!

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Yeh, went to the DT myself today. Hit it bout once every two weeks. Never seen any LED bulbs yet. All I got was some black olives and 4 packs/dollar French Breakfast radish seeds

I keep looking for LED bulbs….maybe next time.

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I asked at the closest DT about the bulbs. I asked when they would get new stock in. I got two diff’t answers from two diff’t people. Granted, it was on two different days, but still…
If I thought they had time and inclination to answer the phone, I’d just call every day until I got bulbs or got tired (or they got tired of seeing my number in the caller id…).

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I got a dozen each of the Lowes LED bulbs in 40 and 60 watts for a buck each last December 2015. They are now in their 14th month of service on my front porch light and lamp post light. They burn @ 15 hours a day. That’s pretty good service so far. Regular incans lasted only 4-5 and sometimes 6 months.

Glad I was able to get in on the BlackFriday from Lowes . Good buys.

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FYI, one out of 3 of my local dollar stores had the globe LED for life BR30 bulbs for $1 each. None of the stores had the regular A19 bulbs there are mentioned in this thread.

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sorry, meant to get a photo in store but forgot.

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The shape makes me think of a flood light. Is it, and, if so, what do you think of the light distribution?

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They’re back again….
Couldnt walk past them, bought 4 more packs.

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:-/
Well, if they ever come back here, I’ll by FIVE PACKS! (er, last time I counted, I figured I could spend $20 on the single bulb packs… how am I going to explain coming home with 60 LED bulbs? Oh well, I’ll worry about that when it happens…)

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Gonna have to have another look tomorrow at my local DT.
__Fingers Crossed_… Ughh
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Yesterday I was in Dollar Tree and they now have 2 – LED’s for a dollar!

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dchomak wrote:
Yesterday I was in Dollar Tree and they now have 2 – LED’s for a dollar!

only 2? Big Smile

I have only seen the single pack indoor floods 9W lately

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Yeah, you hold the record.
But I’m catching up! Wink

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i’ve never seen them either (dollar LED bulbs)

I wouldn;t be surprised if it was a regional thing, or maybe your stores have a different franchise owner or something.

wle

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vwpieces wrote:
dchomak wrote:
Yesterday I was in Dollar Tree and they now have 2 – LED’s for a dollar!

only 2? Big Smile

I have only seen the single pack indoor floods 9W lately

Today I caught up with you Smile

That 2 pack I found yesterday was up by the register. Someone at the last minute decided against it and dumped it there.
Today I went back to see what the display looked like. This is what I saw.

But wait…….
On the top shelf there is the 3 pack of the FEIT’s!!!!
I grabbed it and looked around for more. I found them on an endcap Smile

Later in the day I was in Massachsetts and stopped by a DT there.

If you look carefully, you can see single packs of GreenLite 60W equiv LED’s in the isle.
The endcap in the foreground has 3 kinds of Floodlights. 65W, 75W and 90W.

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